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I have always liked the names assigned to collections of creatures. It is interesting to me how the names have some social intent or nefarious motive. When I found this list over on the blog at I was tickled to see how it works.

An ambush of tigers

A glittering of hummingbirds
A bed of worms
A bike of hornets
A bouquet of pheasants
A dazzle of zebras
A descent of woodpeckers
An escargatoire of snails
A gang of turkeys
A gaze of raccoons
A hover of trout
A kettle of circling vultures
A kindle of kittens
A lamentation of swans
A mess of iguanas
A parliament of rooks
A pitying of turtledoves
A plump of waterfowl
A scream of swifts
A stubbornness of rhinoceroses
A tower of giraffes
An unkindness of ravens
A wisdom of wombats

A murder of crows

A congregation of alligators

Do you see what is missing — Woodworkers!! What do you call a bunch of woodworkers? A dustup of woodworkers? A cutoff? Loners? Shoppers? A beard of woodworkers? A dust cloud of woodworkers?

Read through the list above and get the sense of where this is going and then let’s have your suggestions in the comments. If I see one I really like, then I will use it here from now on out with proper credit given. Pallet of woodworkers? Toolbox of woodworkers? Note that all of the ones on the list have a large amount of connotation associated with them. A one car garage of woodworkers?  A dank basement of woodworkers?

Let us hear from you.

A Store of Woodworkers

A Store of Woodworkers

  13 Responses to “What do you call a bunch of woodworkers?”

  1. Seems to me the best term for a group of woodworkers would be a “Plaid” of woodworkers. You can see how this ties into the favorite shirt style worn by woodworkers.

  2. A shaving of woodworkers.

  3. Definitely, a Knot of Woodworkers!

  4. A chest of woodworkers.

  5. What do you call a bunch of woodworkers…… A Working Forest.

  6. I would go with an overspend of woodworkers.

  7. a “tote” of woodworkers

  8. A sliver of woodworkers.

  9. A totem of woodworkers.

  10. Board silly

  11. Geniuses

  12. A clamp of woodworkers

  13. How about “A dust-up of woodworkers”?

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