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  • 1) Tends machines that fabricate components of veneer, rattan, reed, and willow baskets of specified size and shape and assembles components, performing any combination of following tasks: Interlaces strips of veneer or other materials to weave basket bottom.

  • 2) Tends machine to shape woven bottom and interlace veneer strips with bottom to form sides.

  • 3) Bends extended ends of bottom perpendicular to matted portion of bottom and places hoop around ends to hold ends in position for weaving ends and sides.

  • 4) Staples rim to basket bottom.

  • 5) Tapers or points ends, using knife, and weaves ends into sides.

  • 6) Nails rims together to hold sides in place.

  • 7) Tends machine that shapes and staples veneer strips to basket rim.

  • 8) Tends basket-cover machine to cut cover mats to size.

  • 9) Tends machine that bends basket cover into arc and staples rim to cover.

  • 10) Stitches or staples reinforcing splints to top edges of mat.

  • 11) Shapes wire in bail-bender to form bails.

  • 12) Bends soaked wood strips to form basket handles.

  • 13) Staples wire handles to rim of basket.

  • 14) Tends machine that clamps wood handles to basket.

  • 15) Examines baskets for imperfections and discards defective baskets for repair.

  • 16) May be known according to type or section of basket formed or assembled as Bottom Maker; Slat-Basket-Top Maker; or machine tended as Handle-Machine Operator; Hoop-Coiling-Machine Operator; Loop-Machine Operator; Mat-Machine Tender.

  • 17) May be designated: Basket-Bottom Machine Operator; Braider; Cover-Machine Operator; Cover-Mat-Machine Operator; Handle Bender; Hamper Maker, Machine; Market-Basket Maker I; Stitcher Operator; Webb Layer.




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DOT:   669.685-014

Job Number: 641