Sliding Joint Maker

Cut tubing and fit into brass wind instrument sliding joints.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Sliding Joint Makers do?

Cuts tubing, solders tubes together, and fits into brass wind instrument sliding joints: Sets length gauge of table saw, and cuts tubes to length. Secures tubes in chuck of turning lathe, and works handtools against tube ends to bevel, burr, and ream tubes. Solders tubes, braces, and attachments together and assembles joints, using mallet.


Should I be a Sliding Joint Maker?

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

  • How to become a Sliding Joint Maker

    Sliding Joint 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 Sliding Joint Maker-related education!
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