I seem to find a lot of carpenters and blacksmiths, going way back. One of my Rhode Island lines, West, seem to have been excellent carpenters early on, and this knowledge or ability must have been in the genes. My grandfather's brother, a West descendant, Elmer E Adams, was a master finish carpenter, who should have had a patent on a window design. The story goes that his employer took the design from him. Blacksmithing also seemed to run on the other side of the family.