Scrape, file, and sand machine-shaped gunstocks to remove excess wood.
Data from U.S. Department of Labor
What do Stock Shapers do?
Scrapes, files, and sands machine-shaped gunstocks to remove excess wood and impart finished appearance to surfaces: Positions and secures stock in vise. Inserts filing jigs into routed recesses and secures them with screws. Scrapes and files wood to fit surfaces flush with jigs and butt-plate and to finish curves and contours of flutes. Smooths areas of stock, using sandpaper and emery cloth. Presses stock against sanding drum to impart smooth finish to stock.
Should I be a Stock Shaper?
You should have
degree or higher and share these traits:
You love the challenge of tackling difficult work.
You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
You can always be counted on to do a good job.
How to become a Stock Shaper
Most Stock Shapers 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.
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