Nib Finisher

Smooth and polish tips of fountain pen nibs.
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Salary Range
$19,000 – $41,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Nib Finishers do?

Smooths and polishes tips of fountain pen nibs, following specifications and using polishing compounds and abrasive cloths and papers: Applies polishing compound, such as rouge, emery, garnet, or other abrasive cloths or paper. Presses and rotates nib on abrasive cloth or paper to polish it to specified smoothness. Wipes polished nib with cloth and inspects surface for smoothness with magnifying glass and by feeling with fingertips.

Should I be a Nib Finisher?

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: Casting Finisher, Stone Finisher

    How to become a Nib Finisher

    Most Nib Finishers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Bachelor's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9aaoaa&chl=no+college+%2881%25%29|||bachelor%27s+%2819%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,81,81
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