Tool's of the Trade's Doug Mahoney stresses the importance of having the right glove for the different jobs that you maybe working. He's found that he can get by with three gloves.
Take a look at his preferred glove for carpentry (pictured):
For most job site carpentry work, I like the Klein K2 Journeyman Framer gloves which leave the thumb and first two fingers exposed. I used to wear full coverage work gloves, but there were just too many times when I needed the precision of my fingertips, whether it was marking up a set of plans or fishing keys out of my pocket. Plus, with no fingertips, I can use a touch screen without having to take my gloves off. The exposed skin does risk the occasional splinter, but to me the trade-off is worth it.