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One having basic craft for a bit of carpentry (6)


I believe the answer is:


This clue is a double definition.

'one having basic craft' is the first definition.
(a raft is a basic craft or boat)

'a bit of carpentry' is the second definition.
(rafter can mean a wooden beam)

'for' is the link.

(Other definitions for rafter that I've seen before include "support" , "Strong wooden beam for roof" , "person on floating logs" , "Sloping roof timber" , "See retired Aussie tennis player" .)

I've seen this clue in The Times.
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