Construct metal models of jewelry articles.
What does a Model Maker II do?
Constructs metal models of jewelry articles for use in making molds for casting jewelry parts: Lays out design on metal stock, using gravers. Cuts metal along markings and smooths edges, using handsaw and file. Examines and measures metal parts for conformance to design specifications on scale drawing. Hammers, carves, and scrapes rough model to produce specified relief design, using handtools. Drills holes in model, using drill press. Assembles and solders parts together [SOLDERER 700.381-050]. Polishes metal surfaces, using abrasive wheel. May make and sharpen tools. May modify design specifications to conform to production requirements. May construct preliminary model of wax or wire.