Stock Checkerer I

Carve checkered designs and borders in wooden gunstocks.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$20,000 – $46,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Stock Checkerer Is do?

Carves checkered designs and borders in wooden gunstocks, forearms, and slide handles to provide decorative gripping surfaces: Positions paper or plastic pattern on workpiece and dusts with powdered chalk to transfer outline to surface of wood. Secures workpiece in holding device to facilitate tooling over pattern area. Engraves grooves and decorative borders within chalked outline, using hand checkering and rabbeting tools. May rout recesses in workpiece, using carving tools, and insert wood or metal inlays. May sketch and engrave special designs, such as scrolls, oak leaves, birds, or animals, and be designated Carver And Checkerer, Specials. May carve borders only and be designated Borderer; or repair defective checkering on worn or damaged stocks and be designated Repairer And Checker.


Should I be a Stock Checkerer I?

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.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Carver and Checkerer, Specials, Checkerer, Hand, Gunstock Repairer, Repairer and Checker, Stock Checkerer

    How to become a Stock Checkerer I

    Most Stock Checkerer Is have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:95aaaa&chl=no+college+%2852%25%29|certificate+%2848%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,52,52
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