Tales from the Toolbox

Tales from the Toolbox

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Roger is plunged into a major engineering works as an apprentice after an idyllic childhood in Sussex. As he progresses from one shop floor to another, he finds a common factor of good, earthy humour, real help whenever he needs it and a wealth of hilarious stories shared whilst sitting round on toolboxes during tea breaks. Within the works, despite the practical jokes and the factory ladiesa€™ very colourful language, Roger becomes increasingly aware of the engineering import and deep skills in the workforce around him. Finally, Roger has his spell on Outside Erection. Here he comes face to face with real responsibility and learns the extent to which everyonea€™s lives depend upon the reliable outcome of the manufacturing skills that he is learning.Throughout their time at the works, the apprentices adopt a rather unconventional attitude to their learning that ensures life is never dull. Such goings-on are quite normal and indeed secretly expected by the management. After all, wasna€™t everyone in the business an apprentice at one time..? Tales from the Toolbox is a humorous autobiography which will appeal to anyone connected with the industry, past and present.a€œI simply started to go through the notches like you did, and the set got faster and faster. I havena#39;t touched any wiring or anything at all!a€ a€œHumph! let me have a ... He then got out the wiring diagram, and started checking. Inside no time at all he anbsp;...

Title:Tales from the Toolbox
Author: Parton
Publisher:Troubador Publishing Ltd - 2013-02-01

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