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  • 1) Positions veneer blocks between spindles of veneer lathe, using electric hoist: Measures diameter of block to locate and mark center, using ruler.

  • 2) Examines end of log to detect rot, cracks, and splits.

  • 3) Selects chuck of minimum diameter according to size and condition of block, and places block on lathe spindle.

  • 4) Secures hooks to ends of block, activates hoist to suspend block between lathe chucks, and signals VENEER-LATHE OPERATOR to press chucks into block.

  • 5) Removes knots, dirt, and other foreign matter, using ax, steam hose, and pick.

  • 6) May assist in chaining lathe knives.

  • 7) May operate lathe-charging-machine from console to position logs for automatic loading into rotary veneer lathe.

  • 8) May be designated according to type of log peeled as Flitch Hanger.




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DOT:   663.686-022

Job Number: 5759