CAREER

Model Makers, Wood

Overview

Salary Median (2020)

$64,050

Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

-0.2% (little or no change)

Most Common Level of Education

High school diploma or equivalent

Career

What Model Makers, Wood Do

Construct full-size and scale wooden precision models of products. Includes wood jig builders and loft workers.

Other Job Titles Model Makers, Wood May Have

Craftsman, Model Builder, Model Maker, Product Development Carpenter, Sample Builder, Sample Maker, Sample Worker

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Verify dimensions and contours of models during hand-forming processes, using templates and measuring devices.
  • Read blueprints, drawings, or written specifications, and consult with designers to determine sizes and shapes of patterns and required machine setups.
  • Set up, operate, and adjust a variety of woodworking machines such as bandsaws and planers to cut and shape sections, parts, and patterns, according to specifications.
  • Fit, fasten, and assemble wood parts together to form patterns, models, or sections, using glue, nails, dowels, bolts, screws, and other fasteners.
  • Trim, smooth, and shape surfaces, and plane, shave, file, scrape, and sand models to attain specified shapes, using hand tools.

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