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  1. #2206
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    Bob Ward post this it now has a new home thanks Bob.

  2. #2207
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    Bunnings had Irwin Record T bar sash clams T136/9 66" on special for $30 each. Seems like stores had only 5 clamps each. I managed to get 10. Not bad when Carbatec currently has them on special for $139 down from $174. Unfortunately none left in SA now.

  3. #2208
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    Quote Originally Posted by bob ward View Post
    I bought this gorgeous little cutie yesterday, it was on a Brisbane area FB sales forum, thanks to wheelinround for the heads up. I've done the googling and looked on lathes.co.uk but can't find any history on the brand. The Electrakleen transfer indicates the mill was made in England, it has a 1/4 HP BTH motor, wiki suggests that BTH branded motors were last produced in 1960.

    As per most mills it has X, Y, and Z travel, the really cool/upmarket feature is that it has a built in 8" rotary table. The rotary table has a quick disconnect drive so the table can be rotated by hand, the spindle can be swung 90 either side of vertical. Its a 2 man lift, probably 80kg or so.......
    You lucky so-and-so Bob! Why did you sell it to your friend Raymond???? He's even luckier.....
    That is a rigi-didj Jig Borer!
    The entire drive section is home-made, but the original drive mountings and some fittings are still there - and it could be restored to its original function, and probably precision. That is one hell of a specialised precision tool. By the way, it's an "Electrakeen" (not kleen) and they were a New Zealand importer and seller...
    Cheers, Joe
    again completely retired - more time to contemplate projects and spend more shed time....

  4. #2209
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    Quote Originally Posted by jhovel View Post
    You lucky so-and-so Bob! Why did you sell it to your friend Raymond???? He's even luckier.....
    That is a rigi-didj Jig Borer!
    The entire drive section is home-made, but the original drive mountings and some fittings are still there - and it could be restored to its original function, and probably precision. That is one hell of a specialised precision tool. By the way, it's an "Electrakeen" (not kleen) and they were a New Zealand importer and seller...
    todays tools gloattodays tools gloattodays tools gloat thanks yeh no glasses on when reading the name on the logo. Seems tgat company closed down 1995/6.
    From what I've sourced via Google its possibly a Sigma Jones not a BCA there is only the Sigam Jones turntable/cross slide so far with any Brand name.
    Bob sorted out dodgey electrics.
    I hope to strip it down clean it up etc.

  5. #2210
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    Went for a drive on Sunday to pick up a Starrett 199 level I bought on ebay and the gentleman threw in, as freebies, something much more interesting: a pair of old (1980s) TESA digital calipers. He did say that he wasn't sure if they worked or not, but I certainly wasn't going to say no.

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    Unfortunately, the SI seems properly dead, but after cleaning up some corrosion on one of the circuit boards I got the SM to work and it has a feature I've never seen before: it does tolerances

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    Set your low and high and it indicates if you're above, below or within you limit with coloured segments on the LCD

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    Press a button and it switches between external and internal and the colours are reversed

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    Given that no one does it anymore, I'm guessing it wasn't considered useful (if you know how to count you don't really need it). It's certainly a neat idea and, with those coloured LCD segments, probably cost a pretty penny back in the day.

  6. #2211
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    This Mizoguchi UPA 3 clone found its way across from Perth to me, so im tickled pink, everything was still sealed and i dont think its been used more than once or twice.

    Nothing would move due to frozen grease but all taken care of now.

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