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Job Description:

  • 1) Assembles wooden caskets from preformed panels and moldings and attaches supplemental hardware: Nails and glues side, end, and bottom sections together to form casket body.

  • 2) Assembles preformed sections of top frame, using hammer, glue, clamping nails, and bar clamps.

  • 3) Locates and marks midpoint of top frame, using ruler and pencil.

  • 4) Glues and nails panelboard and brace block between sides at midpoint for reinforcement.

  • 5) Positions template over top edge of body or measures body with ruler to locate position of hinges and catches, and recesses positions, using hammer and chisel or portable router.

  • 6) Drills holes at specified locations, using portable power drill.

  • 7) Installs hardware, such as corners, handles, hinges, and catches, using hand or power screwdriver.

  • 8) Sands and planes edges between body, top frame, and top panel to form tight joint, using planer or portable sander.

  • 9) Attaches top panel to top frame, using hand or powered screwdriver.

  • 10) Measures, cuts, and attaches ornamental molding or beading to casket body, using saw, hammer, miter box, and ruler.

  • 11) Sets nailheads, using hammer and nail set.

  • 12) Fills cracks and nail holes with wood filler or plaster of paris by hand or with putty knife.

  • 13) Smooths joints and edges, using sandpaper and handtools.

  • 14) May cut or trim wood to specified size for use in assembly of casket, using cutoff saw.

  • 15) May be designated according to part of casket assembled as Body Maker; Cap Maker; Molding Fitter; Panel Fitter; Top-Frame Fitter; Top-Frame Maker.




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Job Number: 1549