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Spindle Carver

Set up and operate bench-mounted, single-spindle carving machines.

What does a Spindle Carver do?

Sets up and operates bench-mounted, single-spindle carving machine to carve decorative designs on wooden furniture stock, following drawing or sample: Studies drawing of design or stock sample of item to be carved and selects cutter according to size and shape of design and type of wood. Attaches cutter to machine spindle, using wrenches and pliers. Starts machine and holds and guides stock against rotating cutter to carve design identical to drawing or sample. May install grinding wheel on spindle and sharpen cutter by holding it against rotating grinding wheel. May attach carving guide and rest stock against guide to cut design in stock.