Other Wood Machinist and Wood Trades Worker

Other Wood Machinists and Wood Trades Workers includes jobs like Cane Furniture Maker, Cooper, and Wood Model Maker.

Overview

Other Wood Machinists and Wood Trades Workers includes jobs like Cane Furniture Maker, Cooper, and Wood Model Maker.

Day-to-day

  • studies drawings, work orders and sample parts to determine specifications
  • determines tooling and machine requirements and sequence of operations
  • sets up woodworking machines and wood stock for correct cutting, planning, turning, shaping and sanding
  • operates machines to cut, plane, turn, shape and sand work pieces
  • removes old finishes by stripping with steel wool and glasspaper, and by applying solvents and paint strippers, and removing softened finishes by scraping
  • applies varnish, shellac, lacquer, stains and paint to surfaces and polishes and waxes finished surfaces.

Considerations

  • physically demanding.

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