Wood Heel Finisher

Trim and smooth leather that cover breast and shank of wood heels.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Wood Heel Finishers do?

Trims and smooths leather that covers breast and shank of wood heels, performing any of following duties: Trims and splits projecting edges of breast flap with knife or scissors. Brushes cement onto shank and lodge. Inserts heel flap against heel breast and under top lift. Bevels and smooths edges of breast flap with beveling stick. Smooths wrinkles from heel covering with heated iron or hot air. May be designated according to task performed as Wood-Heel Cementer; Wood-Heel-Flap Inserter; Wood-Heel-Flap Rubber; Wood-Heel-Flap Trimmer.

Should I be a Wood Heel 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.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Heel Finisher, Wet Finisher, Wool, Wood-Finisher Apprentice, Wood-Heel-Cover Ironer, Wood-Heel-Flap Inserter See More

    How to become a Wood Heel Finisher

    Wood Heel Finishers 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 Wood Heel Finisher-related education!
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