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  • 1) Sets up and operates variety of woodworking machines and uses various handtools to fabricate and repair wooden cabinets and high-grade furniture: Studies blueprints or drawings of articles to be constructed or repaired, and plans sequence of cutting or shaping operations to be performed.

  • 2) Marks outline or dimensions of parts on paper or lumber stock, according to blueprint or drawing specifications.

  • 3) Matches materials for color, grain, or texture.

  • 4) Sets up and operates woodworking machines, such as power saws, jointer, mortiser, tenoner, molder, and shaper, to cut and shape parts from woodstock.

  • 5) Trims component parts of joints to ensure snug fit, using handtools, such as planes, chisels, or wood files.

  • 6) Bores holes for insertion of screws or dowels by hand or using boring machine.

  • 7) Glues, fits, and clamps parts and subassemblies together to form complete unit, using clamps or clamping machine.

  • 8) Drives nails or other fasteners into joints at designated places to reinforce joints.

  • 9) Sands and scrapes surfaces and joints of articles to prepare articles for finishing.

  • 10) May repair high-grade articles of furniture.

  • 11) May dip, brush, or spray assembled articles with protective or decorative materials, such as stain, varnish, or paint.

  • 12) May install hardware, such as hinges, catches, and drawer pulls.

  • 13) May repair furniture, equipment, and fixtures and be designated Cabinetmaker, Maintenance.

  • 14) May be designated according to products made as Piano-Case Maker.

  • 15) May cut, shape, and assemble wooden parts to construct frames for refrigeration equipment and be designated Refrigerator Cabinetmaker.


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