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  • 1) Tends shop machines that form and shape mouthpieces for woodwind instruments: Screws mouthpiece into boring machine that follows template to automatically form base of piece.

  • 2) Positions mouthpiece in chuck of automatic turning lathe and shapes outside of mouthpiece.

  • 3) Feeds mouthpiece in sloping machine to cut slope to specified dimensions.

  • 4) Presses tip of mouthpiece against abrasive wheel to grind to specified curvature.

  • 5) Places mouthpiece in fixture of chambering machine to shape inside opening.

  • 6) Cuts and attaches cork around forward part of mouthpiece to ensure fit of mouthpiece into instrument, using knife and glue.

  • 7) Verifies dimensions, using micrometers and gauges.

  • 8) Operates power buffing wheel to buff mouthpiece.




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DOT:   730.685-014

Job Number: 6734