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- 1) Operates barking machine to remove bark, knots, and foreign matter from veneer blocks preparatory to peeling process: Presses buttons to control conveyor system that transfers block from storage deck into position over hydraulic hoist and to raise hoist until block is centered between chucks.
- 2) Pushes and turns lever to press chucks into ends of block and to start and control rotation speed of block.
- 3) Pushes lever to lower and control pressure of scraping tool against rotating block and to activate and control horizontal movement until bark is removed.
- 4) Raises tool, stops block rotation, raises hoist, retracts chucks, and lowers barked block onto conveyor that transfers block to lathe deck.
- 5) May remove bark, chips, and other material from conveyor and barking machine.
- 6) May control conveyor that lifts logs from pond onto barker deck.
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Job Number: 598