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    What little I can remember Mike there was a fair amount of maths involved, ratios and such before even setting up the lathe. Should of asked my mother at the time as she was a trained fitter and turner and for those who know kingston on Thames worked during the war
    at the Hawker Hurricane factory behind the Regal Cinema. Which also made the bits and pieces for the Spitfires. Cheers JS.
    Was the process of hardening not called Annealing ? JS
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    Hi John.
    Funny how things strike you, when I worked in a tinplate works when I left school there was a process called annealing, where they used to dip a load of tinplate in an acid bath.
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    I believe all constructional steelwork is usually annealed before being used Des, but is not my trade others will have better information. Cheers JS
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    Yes, and lots happened behind the Regal cinema.
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    Des
    Annealing does not harden metal, instead it makes it more ductile and easier to weld. To harden metal after working it by plunging to hot metal into water is called tempering.
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    Is that why mum tipped a bucket of cold water over dad.
    To temper him??
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    I joined the mn in 49 and sailed from Liverpool at first and then from Hull,where I joined this old tramp called the Alcyon Angel we left Hull with a full cargo of Austin cars bound for Auckland she only did about 9knots we also had a full deck cargo so 2months later we arrived and spent Christmas at anchor when we did go in and tie up 4 of the crew jumped immediately never to be seen again so after all that old rubbish the bosun could splice wire and of course we The crew also learnt to splice we would tie the wire to the awning spar loop the wire to the size we wanted whip the ends of the wire so they didnít come adrift and with a steel marlin spike proceed ,if i remember right it is such a long time ago the spike would go straight through the centre that was the first tuck after that each wire would follow and you would run it following the lay of the wire thatís all i can remember possible if i had a wire in front of me i dont know
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    And as someone said long ago on site ,all that was left was to worm and parcel with the lay , and turn and serve the other way. JS
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    r n had to get rigging sheds to splice for them

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