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Hogshead Mat Assembler

Assemble precut staves, cleats and metal bands to form the hogshead mats.

What does a Hogshead Mat Assembler do?

Assembles precut staves, cleats, and metal bands to form hogshead mats: Places cleats in jig on worktable and spaces staves on cleats, using metal disks as spacing guides. Positions metal band across staves and inserts pins in preriveted hinges on ends of band to secure band to jig. Hammers nails through holes in band to secure staves to band. Drills hole in stave through hole in hinge leaf, using portable electric drill, to facilitate bolting mats together to form hogshead shell. Pulls pins from band hinges to release mat from jig. Stacks mats on floor.