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Airplane Tube Builder

Cut and cement rubber stock to build airplane tire tubes.

What does an Airplane Tube Builder do?

Cuts and cements rubber stock to build airplane tire tubes: Places templates on calendered gum stock, traces patterns, and cuts stock with scissors, holding edges at angle to obtain beveled cut. Washes edges with solvent and brushes on cement. Joins stock together to form tube by lapping and bonding edges with hand roller. Marks valve location with template and inserts valve in tube.