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Becoming a Wood Machinist
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Becoming a Wood Machinist

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Cuts, planes, turns, shapes and sands wood stock to specifications.
Training time 1.5 years
Avg. weekly wage - No data available -
Employment prospects Poor
Employment size 800

What does a Wood Machinist do?

  • studying drawings, work orders and sample parts to determine specifications
  • determining tooling and machine requirements and sequence of operations
  • setting up woodworking machines and wood stock for correct cutting, planning, turning, shaping and sanding
  • operating machines to cut, plane, turn, shape and sand work pieces
  • removing old finishes by stripping with steel wool and glasspaper, and by applying solvents and paint strippers, and removing softened finishes by scraping
  • applying varnish, shellac, lacquer, stains and paint to surfaces and polishing and waxing finished surfaces
  • fitting and fastening frame pieces

Specialisations

  • Automatic Profile Sander Operator
  • Copy Lathe Operator
  • Edge Bander Operator
  • Jigmaker (Wood)
  • Panel Saw Operator
  • Woodworking Machine Setter

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