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Author:  Burnleymasher [ Thu Jun 25, 2009 4:48 pm ]
Post subject:  Fettle.

Health. In fine fettle= in good health.


Author:  portia [ Fri Jul 03, 2009 10:48 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Fettle.

Or - as a verb - fix. As in "I'll fettle it".

Author:  Raarve tiv it [ Thu Jan 07, 2010 10:01 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Fettle.

This term originates from steelworking areas, fettling is a process of steel production, if I'm not mistaken, one of the final processes to finish off a piece of work and make it good.

Author:  Mel [ Fri Jan 08, 2010 8:14 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Fettle.

It's also a process in the pottery industry. Mugs/cups etc. are fettled before firing I think but don't quote me. Although I live in the Potteries, I have had nothing to do with the industry. My sister is the only one of my immediate family to have worked in a 'potbonk'. Funnily enough, she was a fettler. She had a funny little knife that she used to scrape the seams from the molds of the handles.

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