End Frazer

Tend machines that taper ends of wooden stems of smoking pipes.

What does an End Frazer do?

Tends machine that tapers ends of wooden stems of smoking pipes for insertion into corncob pipe bowls: Selects frazing head, according to size specifications on work ticket, and inserts frazing head into shaft of machine, using mallet. Starts machine. Grabs stem with pliers and inserts end of stem into frazer head, tapering end to specified dimensions. Verifies dimensions of tapered stem against specifications, using micrometers or slip rings. Turns setscrews to adjust angle of blades in frazer head, using screwdriver. Removes blades from frazer head and sharpens blades, using powered grinding stone.