Profession brush maker

Brush makers insert different types of material such as horsehair, vegetable fiber, nylon, and hog bristle into metal tubes called ferrules. They insert a wooden or aluminium plug into the bristles to form the brush head and attach the handle to the other side of the ferrule. They immerse the brush head in a protective substance to maintain their shape, finish and inspect the final product.

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Personality Type

  • Artistic / Realistic

Knowledge

  • Types of brushes

    Tools with bristles used for a wide variety of purposes such as cleaning, painting, putting on make up and grooming hair. Materials used for bristles include animal hair, synthetic fibers and plastic. Various shapes exist such as cylindrical brushes and twisted-in wire brushes for cleaning brushes, and flat, round or mop for painting brushes.

  • Bristles

    The stiff hairs or feathers known as bristles, the types of bristles made from the different materials such as animal hairs, plants or synthetics, and their use on brooms or brushes.

Skills

  • Operate drill press

    Operate a semi-automated, semi-manual drill press to drill holes in a work piece, safely and according to regulations.

  • Insert bristles

    Operate machinery or use handtools to insert and attach the stiff hairs used for brooms and brushes, known as bristles, in the holes of the frame.

  • Apply a protective layer

    Apply a layer of protective solutions such as permethrine to protect the product from damage such as corrosion, fire or parasites, using a spray gun or paintbrush.

  • Operate wood sawing equipment

    Operate various machinery and equipment to cut wood in different sizes and shapes.

  • Manipulate plastic

    Manipulate the properties, shape and size of plastic.

  • Sand wood

    Use sanding machines or hand tools to remove paint or other substances from the surface of the wood, or to smoothen and finish the wood.

  • Manipulate wood

    Manipulate the properties, shape and size of wood.

  • Operate plastic machinery

    Operate machines and equipment used for creating plastic parts and products such as injection, extrusion, compression or blow moulding machines.

  • Create smooth wood surface

    Shave, plane and sand wood manually or automatically to produce a smooth surface.

Optional knowledge and skills

stain wood manipulate stainless steel types of sawing blades covert slivers into thread repair plastic machinery use welding equipment maintain plastic machinery finish plastic products dye wood types of wood manufacture texturised filament yarns manufacture staple yarns maintain drilling equipment properties of fabrics replace sawing blade on machine prepare animal materials for brush bristles assemble plastic parts types of plastic