Metal Organ-Pipe Maker

Cast metals into sheets and form metal pipes for pipe organs.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $55,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Metal Organ-Pipe Makers do?

Casts metal into sheets and forms metal pipes for pipe organs, using handtools and knowledge of metal properties and pipe making: Melts mixture of lead and tin in melting pot. Pours molten metal onto flat table to form sheets. Brushes sizing onto sheets and cuts sheets, using hook-knife and power shears. Hand-rolls sheets into tubes on mandrel, using handtools. Scrapes edges, using handtool to obtain required angle for soldering and solders seam. Places pipe on mandrel and hammers pipe, using mallet to form and finish mouth. Hand-rolls annealed sheet zinc in similar manner to form larger pipes.

Should I be a Metal Organ-Pipe Maker?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Metal Cabinet Finisher, Metal Casket Maker, Metal Container Maker, Metal Organ Pipe Maker, Organ-Pipe Maker, Metal

    How to become a Metal Organ-Pipe Maker

    Metal Organ-Pipe Makers 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 Metal Organ-Pipe Maker-related education!
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