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    Patternmakers, Wood

    Repair and tune musical percussion instruments

    Stretches skin over rim hoop, using hand tucking tool. Places rim hoop back onto drum shell to allow drumhead to dry and become taut. Repairs breaks in percussion instruments, such as drums and cymbals, using drill press, power saw, glues, clamps, or other hand tools. Strikes wood, fiberglass, or metal bars of instruments, such as xylophone or vibraharp, to ascertain tone. Compares tone of bar with tuned block, stroboscope, or electronic tuner. Removes dents in tympani, using steel block and hammer. Removes drumhead, using drum key and cutting tools . Cuts new drumhead from animal skin, using scissors. Soaks drumhead in water to make it pliable. Removes material from bar, using bandsaw, sanding machine, machine grinder, or hand files and scrapers, to obtain the specified tone. Assembles bar onto instruments. Solders or welds frames of mallet instruments and metal drum parts. Cleans, sands, and paints parts of percussion instruments to maintain their condition, in accordance to blueprints and shop drawings.

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    Repairing -- Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools. Quality Control Analysis -- Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance. Equipment Selection -- Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.

    Hearing Sensitivity -- The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness. Near Vision -- The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer). Manual Dexterity -- The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects. Wrist-Finger Speed -- The ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists. Finger Dexterity -- The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.

    Handling and Moving Objects -- Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things. Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material -- Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects. Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards -- Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards. Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People -- Assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people. Controlling Machines and Processes -- Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles). Getting Information -- Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources. Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment -- Servicing, repairing, adjusting, and testing machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of mechanical (not electronic) principles. Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings -- Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems. Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events -- Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events. Analyzing Data or Information -- Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts.