Bell-Neck Hammerer

Form and shape bell necks for brass musical instruments.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Bell-Neck Hammerers do?

Forms and shapes bell necks for brass musical instruments: Bends neck blank down middle by hand. Aligns blank on mandrel, using forming device. Rolls bent blank around mandrel to form seam, using wooden mallet and iron bar. Secures seam for brazing, using notching tool. Smooths brazed seam, using file. Places neck on mandrel and hammers neck to shape it and remove dents, using metal hammer and wooden mallet.


Should I be a Bell-Neck Hammerer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Shoe Hammerer

    How to become a Bell-Neck Hammerer

    Bell-Neck Hammerers generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Bell-Neck Hammerer-related education!
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