Job Description and Jobs
- 1) Lays out pattern and shapes sheet metal into brass-wind instrument bells and bell necks, using templates, machine tools, handtools, and blueprints: Traces pattern of bell onto metal, using scribe and template or blueprint.
- 2) Cuts out bell blank, using hand or power shears.
- 3) Hammers blank over bell-shaped mandrel, and butts seam, using notching tool.
- 4) Brazes seam, using torch.
- 5) Smooths seam, using hammer or file.
- 6) Operates draw bench or arbor press equipped with expandable lead plug to shape and smooth bell and bell neck over mandrel.
- 7) Operates spinning lathe to spin bell head and to form bead at tip of bell head.
- 8) Anneals previously shaped bell necks, using hand torch to soften metal for further bending.
- 9) Removes scratches from bell, using abrasive-coated cloth.
- 10) May be designated by instrument as Bell Maker, Sousaphones.
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