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Veneer Slicing Machine Operator

Operate machines to slice flitches into veneer strips.

What does a Veneer Slicing Machine Operator do?

Operates machine to slice flitches into veneer strips: Adjusts gears of mechanism that automatically advances flitch specified distance for each slice, using wrench. Places flitch with selected grain pattern side toward knife in machine clamps and tightens clamps, using wrench. Starts machine, verifies thickness of veneer with ruler or caliper, and adjusts feed mechanism. Releases clamps to drop piece too thin for slicing. May cut defects from surface of flitch, using chisel and mallet. May operate circular saw to cut flitches.