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Wood machinists and other wood trades workers

Wood machinists and other wood trades workers set up and operate woodworking machines and wood turning lathes to shape wood stock, finish and polish furniture, and make picture frames and frame paintings, photographs and other artwork.

What do wood machinists and other wood trades workers do?

  • study drawings, work orders and sample parts to determine specifications, tooling and machine requirements and sequence of operations
  • set up and operate woodworking machines and wood stock for correct cutting, planing, turning, shaping and sanding
  • remove old finishes
  • apply varnish, shellac, lacquer, stains and paint to surfaces and polish and wax finished surfaces
  • fit and fasten frame pieces
  • mount backing materials and subjects for framing

Low

projected job openings

$41-$52k

qualified full-time wage

80%

employed full-time

Ways to get started

Ways to get started