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Old May 4, 2004, 2:01 PM   #1
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I have no idea what Swarf is, but this looks like metal shavings (is that swarf?). I love this. Very industrial. For some odd reason, it reminds me of the Silly Love Songs video from PM and LM, where they were wearing white metallic wigs (this was in Give My Regards to Broadstreet; not sure if the mainstream video was the same). I love shiny things. There's tons of texture here, too - this would have suited our Sense challenge a few weeks back, also!
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Swarf is any shavings you get when you cut metal. These were under my dads lathe. It must be the metal in the picture but I feel cold when I look at it.

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I have no idea about any of that. PM, LM?
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:shock:holy cow:shock:...you can use a lave on metal?....interesting....wat do you use to "shave" the metal?
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Of course you can, that is what they're prominently used for. You can't turn metal on a wood lathe though.

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A cutting tool. That is the name, not me joking.
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that is awesome...but i can't think of anything that would be made on a metal lave......just metal parts for stuff? or furniture?



btw...wat does your dad do for a living that he uses this?
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Ferny; I'm sorry - in one of my earlier posts I let brtsergio know I meant "Paul McCartney," not Personal Message. I guess I should stop doing that. I meant Paul and the late Linda McCartney.
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Almost anything can be made on a lathe. A wood lathe is generally used for furniture and the like, a metal lathe is an industrial machine. You don't use it for making stools.
You can make bits for engines, threads, shafts and even step up/down rings for your camera filters. Something that I wish I'd remembered before spending £5 two weeks ago.

My dad is a printing engineer and works for MAN Roland. He goes around the country fixing printing presses. Yesterday he was in Birmingham, today he's in Swindon. The lathe is his hobby but he also makes and repairs bits for the presses sometimes.

I'll take a couple of quick shots later so you can see what they look like.
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Here is the lathe with the same lighing conditions I took the swarf picture in (bad ). It's a small one and he's had it as long as I can remember. You can get some massive ones, we're talking house size. Think how big the propeller shaft is on a ship for instance.
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And this is a cutting tool.
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