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 Post subject: Fettle.
PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 4:48 pm 
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Health. In fine fettle= in good health.


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 Post subject: Re: Fettle.
PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2009 10:48 am 
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Or - as a verb - fix. As in "I'll fettle it".

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 Post subject: Re: Fettle.
PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 10:01 pm 

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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.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 8:14 am 
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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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