Constructs full-size and scale wooden precision models of products. Includes wood jig builders and loft workers.
This career is part of the Manufacturing cluster Production pathway.
A person in this career:
- Verifies dimensions and contours of models during hand-forming processes, using templates and measuring devices.
- Reads blueprints, drawings, or written specifications, and consults with designers to determine sizes and shapes of patterns and required machine setups.
- Sets up, operates, and adjusts a variety of woodworking machines such as bandsaws and planers to cut and shape sections, parts, and patterns, according to specifications.
- Fits, fastens, and assembles wood parts together to form patterns, models, or sections, using glue, nails, dowels, bolts, screws, and other fasteners.
- Trims, smooths, and shapes surfaces, and planes, shaves, files, scrapes, and sands models to attain specified shapes, using hand tools.
- Selects wooden stock, determines layouts, and marks layouts of parts on stock, using precision equipment such as scribers, squares, and protractors.
- Constructs wooden models, patterns, templates, full scale mock-ups, and molds for parts of products and production tools.
- Marks identifying information on patterns, parts, and templates to indicate assembly methods and details.
- Plans, lays out, and draws outlines of units, sectional patterns, or full-scale mock-ups of products.
- Fabricate work aids such as scrapers or templates.