Use caulking tools


Use caulking mallet and iron to drive oakum (hemp fibers soaked in pine tar) into the seam between planks to make boats watertight.

Alternative labels

utilise caulking compounds
work with caulking tools
use caulking compounds
make use of caulking tools
use sealant
use a caulking tool
apply caulking tools
work with calking tools

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Essential skill

Use caulking tools is an essential skill of the following occupations:

Optional skill

Use caulking tools 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.

Wood caulker: Wood caulkers drive oakum into the seams between planking in deck or hull of wooden ships to make them watertight. They mainly use hand tools to heat marine glue and force it into the seams. They can also hammer hemp ropes and cotton lines into the seams and smear hot pitch over them.




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Last updated on September 20, 2022