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Dovetail Machine Operator

Tend machines that press notched ends of boards together.

What does a Dovetail Machine Operator do?

Tends machine that presses notched ends of boards together to form lock-corner box frame: Turns handwheels to adjust side and end pressure bars according to frame dimension. Positions boards on table and starts machine. Presses pedal to activate pressure bars that force notched ends of boards together, forming lock-corner joints. May dip ends of boards in glue before joining. May melt glue in glue pot.