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Musical String Maker

Perform tasks to fabricate gut strings for musical instruments.

What does a Musical String Maker do?

Performs any combination of following tasks to fabricate gut strings for musical instruments: Removes sheep intestine from barrel and places it in cleaning solution. Feeds intestines through stripping machine or runs hands or scraper over intestine to remove mucus. Splits intestine into four pieces and splices pieces together to make uniform lengths. Feels strands to select those of uniform size for various strings. Attaches loops to strands and stretches strands over posts. Twists specified number of strands together to form strings. Fumigates, dyes, and bleaches strings. Verifies gauge of string, using micrometer.