Maintain wood thickness


Maintain wood thickness by surfacing and sizing woodstock.

Alternative labels

guarantee wood thickness
preserve wood thickness
ensure wood thickness
maintaining wood thickness
conserve wood thickness
maintain wood thicknesses

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Relationships with occupations

Essential skill

Maintain wood thickness is an essential skill of the following occupations:

Planer thicknesser operator: Planer thicknesser operators use machinery to shave wood planks to a uniform thickness. The machine usually planes both sides of the plank in one operation. They feed the plank into the machine carefully to prevent excess planing at the edge known as ‘snipe’.

Optional skill

Maintain wood thickness is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this skill may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.




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Last updated on September 20, 2022