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Antichecking Iron Worker

Hammer shaped steel bands into the ends of timbers and railroad ties.

What does an Antichecking Iron Worker do?

Hammers shaped steel bands into ends of timbers and railroad ties to prevent checking while seasoning. May clamp, drill hole, and insert bolt or metal dowel through split timbers or ties to hold split parts together. May be designated according to shape of band as Beegle-Iron Worker; C-Iron Worker; S-Iron Worker.