Wood Machinist

Wood Machinists cut, plane, turn, shape and sand wood stock to specifications.
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    Overview

    Wood Machinists cut, plane, turn, shape and sand wood stock to specifications.

    Day-to-day

    • sets up woodworking machines and wood stock for correct cutting, planning, turning, shaping and sanding
    • operates machines to cut, plane, turn, shape and sand work pieces
    • removes old finishes by stripping with steel wool and glasspaper, and by applying solvents and paint strippers, and removing softened finishes by scraping
    • applying varnish, shellac, lacquer, stains and paint to surfaces and polishing and waxing finished surfaces
    • fitting and fastening frame pieces
    • mounting backing materials and subjects for framing.

    Considerations

    • Physically demanding

    To become a Wood Machinist

    • You usually need a certificate III in timber and composites machining or wood machining to work as a Wood Machinist. These courses are often completed as part of an apprenticeship.

      Take a Certificate III in Wood Machining

    Skills employers are looking for

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