Dry-House Attendant

Tend kilns to condition wood used for firearms stocks and wooden articles.

What does a Dry-House Attendant do?

Tends kiln that conditions wood used for firearms stocks and shaped wooden articles: Examines woodstock ends to determine whether tar or wax coating meets specifications. Dips stock blank ends into vats of tar or wax to prevent splitting during drying. Places stock in oven and turns gas valves to regulate temperature to specified heat. Observes wood blanks to determine whether drying is required. Removes wood blanks to storage sheds. Records storage time and amounts processed, coated, scraped, and rejected.