Dig into bowl and shank of smoking pipe blanks to remove rough spots.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Diggers do?

Digs into bowl and shank of smoking pipe blank with pointed tool to remove rough spots and smooth surface: Examines bowl and shank for imperfections. Digs out rotten briar, or stones and smooths rough spots with a pointed tool, exercising care not to dig too deep into wood. Fills holes with putty to give smooth surface to bowl and shank.

Should I be a Digger?

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

  • Also known as: Dogger, Dragger Out, Jiggerman, Stock Digger

    How to become a Digger

    Diggers 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 Digger-related education!
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