Hand Bender

Bend pliable wooden parts by hand after steaming.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Hand Benders do?

Bends pliable wooden parts by hand after steaming: Places stock in vat of boiling water. Removes stock from vat when pliable and places part in form. Presses stock around form and clamps free end of stock to form. Places form containing stock on handtruck and transfers them to kiln to dry and set in permanent shape.


Should I be a Hand Bender?

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: Bend Up, Wire Bender, Hand

    How to become a Hand Bender

    Hand Benders 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 Hand Bender-related education!
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