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    Default Metal lave

    portland.craigslist.org/clk/tls/d/vancouver-metal-lave/6832182433.html
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    What the heck is that? Looks like some kind of twisted homebrew offspring of an inkjet printer and a coil winder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sfriedberg View Post
    What the heck is that? Looks like some kind of twisted homebrew offspring of an inkjet printer and a coil winder.
    Why, its a METAL LAVE!

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    I think it must be a French machine. I'm stretching from something like "Je me lave les mains" so near as I can make out it's some kind of parts washer. Of course if it really came from somewhere like Bulgaria I could be way off.

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    Lol I saw these while browsing and had to study the pics. He actually has 2 Laves for sale, this one looks more interesting to me. Still no clue what they are, or used to be.

    Metal lave - tools - by owner - sale

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    Those metal laves are getting hard to find. The guy must be a hoarder.

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    I seriously am curious what those things are.

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    They're laves. Made out of metal.

    The seller is a couple blocks from my house. I sent him an email asking him what they are used for, I will post his reply if I get one.

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    Default The Secret Society of Lathe Trolls

    from time to time --serendipity happens
    Blazemaster uncovered a huge missing link in the metal lave mystery

    12 years ago I posted thread on topic of recording lathes--I am a long term member of Society of Lathe Trolls

    so---the pic Blazemaster posted is of frame of Scully disk recording lathe--and if it were complete and working--would be valued into 5 figures

    asking price for Scully frame is reasonable for a collector with ability to add missing components



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    Come on guys. Take it or lave it. No need to metal in someones ads.

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    Huh, ok so I wasn't so far off. I kinda imagined it being like a tiny VTL

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    JHOLLAND1, thank you for that! Back in my highschool days, I actually laid hands on a recorder for use with large shellac-coated disks. (School radio station had some very old 78RPM disks so large that I had to relocate the studio microphone boom mount to get enough room to put the disks on the turntables.) But I never would have made the connection between that ... Craigslist thing, and a disk recorder. I mean, what's with the drill chuck? And the recorder I had access was about the size of a medium suitcase, with a hard transport lid that lifted off.

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    I once saw a CL ad that said about the same thing: "Metal Lave, Spring Sealed".

    I had to call and find out what the hell it was. I figured 'lave' was a misspelling, but what the heck was "spring sealed"?!?

    Turns out it was Springfield. A 16" Springfield lathe. I bought it.

    Doc.

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    Scully is a well respected name in recording lathes. They invented the first variable pitch lathe in 1950's. This greatly extending the amount of material that could be recorded.

    Tom

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    Well the seller never got back to me.

    Oh well. Where the hell am I going to find a skilled lave operator these days anyway?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jancollc View Post
    Well the seller never got back to me.

    Oh well. Where the hell am I going to find a skilled lave operator these days anyway?
    I just saw both of the ads reposted on craigslist.

    I bet if you showed up very little money would buy all of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jancollc View Post
    Oh well. Where the hell am I going to find a skilled lave operator these days anyway?
    Don't get yourself all in a laver.

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    Sort of reminds me of a question a farmer from north-western Minnesota asked of me: "Can you run a Terning Lay?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce Nelson View Post
    Sort of reminds me of a question a farmer from north-western Minnesota asked of me: "Can you run a Terning Lay?"

    I miss the days of eBay not helping with spelling. “Potiac Lamnas” or “Camero”.

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    Lave it alone guys. I'll lave it to you, to discern what needs to be addressed, or laved alone.


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