I am looking for a word indicating that I am interested in working in a workshop, meaning working with machines, wood carpentry, metal carpentry, even making automatons, and making stuff with hands. I am going to add this to the interests part of my C.V.

  • Are you trying to express your interest in that as opposed to working in an office? – Laurent S. Dec 17 '20 at 21:35
  • Something like "industrial arts"? – Conrado Dec 18 '20 at 2:33

The word you need might be

manufacturing. The link is from dictionary.com


Working with lathes and mills to cut and shape metal is called "machining."


Woodworking, whether by machine or by hand carving, metalworking whether by machining or welding are all handiwork. As is knitting and sewing. People with such skills are called craftsmen. Or if you prefer; craftspeople, and their ability is called craftsmanship.

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