Thanks Thanks:  0
Needs Pictures Needs Pictures:  0
Picture(s) thanks Picture(s) thanks:  0
Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 16 to 30 of 40
  1. #16
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    nowra
    Posts
    1,361

    Default

    Anyone know of a good indicatior stands of EURO origin ?
    BETTER TO HAVE TOOLS YOU DON'T NEED THAN TO NEED TOOLS YOU DON'T HAVE

    Andre

  2. # ADS
    Google Adsense Advertisement
    Join Date
    Always
    Location
    Advertising world
    Posts
    Many





     
  3. #17
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    The Fabulous Gold-plated Coast.
    Age
    68
    Posts
    3,907

    Default

    Hexagon makes a dandy stand, sold under both Tesa and Etalon labels.

    Greg
    It's all part of the service here at The House of Pain™

  4. #18
    Ueee's Avatar
    Ueee is offline Blacksmith, Cabinetmaker, Machinist, Messmaker
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Canberra
    Age
    38
    Posts
    4,467

    Default

    And there is the fesso BT posted, check the seller, he has 3 or 4 different sized, BT posted the largest.....
    1915 17"x50" LeBlond heavy duty Lathe, 24" Queen city shaper, 1970's G Vernier FV.3.TO Universal Mill, 1958 Blohm HFS 6 surface grinder, 1942 Rivett 715 Lathe, 14"x40" Antrac Lathe, Startrite H225 Bandsaw, 1949 Hercus Camelback Drill press, 1947 Holbrook C10 Lathe.

  5. #19
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Perth WA
    Age
    70
    Posts
    5,650

    Default

    Andre,

    Less expensive than the Swiss stands are the Israeli Nogas. Depends on whether you reckon Israelis are European.

    I have a Noga stand and I like it.

    BT

  6. #20
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    The Fabulous Gold-plated Coast.
    Age
    68
    Posts
    3,907

    Default Swiss Quality Disounts

    Here is a link to the Etalon that I mentioned. This version has a vacuum base, but you can always find a Chinese magnetic base to screw the arms to. That is what I did with mine, and I keep the vac base for use on the granite surface plate. The price is $148 which kay be comparable to the smaller Noga base

    Olivier at SQD alao carries the German made Mauser stand, which is more conventional and compact.

    Swiss Quality Discount

    Greg
    It's all part of the service here at The House of Pain™

  7. #21
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Perth WA
    Age
    70
    Posts
    5,650

    Default More Fiddling and a Swiss - Japanese Comparison

    Quote Originally Posted by Anorak Bob View Post
    A thorough dissection there Ewan. More thorough than mine. I was ready to ease my Tesa into the Sulo bin. Here are some photos from yesterday that led to my despondency. The first and second photos show the rod position and barrel when the barrel is set at zero. Approximately 0.5mm out of whack. The third shot shows the barrel position when the rod is flush with the base. I have some metric gauge blocks, enough to get me to 75mm. I'll have a fiddle with the mic, the blocks and the boy junior granite plate and report back about zeroing the other rods.

    Thanks for the enlightenment about the rear collar.

    BT

    While this has nothing to do with Euro delights it is a continuation of the discussion Ewan and I were having about the adjustment of the Tesa. The Swiss provided adjustment for measuring rod wear by allowing the graduated barrel to be repositioned axially on the main screw. A lock screw is loosened and the barrel moved accordingly. Checking the 25-50 and 50-75 rods with gauge blocks showed the 0-25 rod to be worn by 0.15mm. The micrometer has signs of considerable use. It is not difficult to readjust the barrel position to compensate for the wear but because there is wear the barrel will require readjustment each time a different length rod is used.

    Mitutoyo on the other hand provided adjustment on each depth rod, a more convenient solution. Unfortunately I don't have a full set of rods for the Mitutoyo and the pickings are slim on imperial Ebay USA.

    Another question for Ewan. Does the knurled collar immediately above the base move on yours? I thought that it would be a spindle lock but mine's locked tight.

    Bob.
    Attached Images Attached Images

  8. #22
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Trundle NSW
    Posts
    223

    Default

    One of my most beautful treasures is a precision box level by Hilger and Watts. Unfortunately I am away with work so can't take a photo but here is a link to the same thing. Forget the price they are dreaming.

    Hilger Watts TB5-2 Precision Box Level

  9. #23
    Ueee's Avatar
    Ueee is offline Blacksmith, Cabinetmaker, Machinist, Messmaker
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Canberra
    Age
    38
    Posts
    4,467

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Anorak Bob View Post
    Another question for Ewan. Does the knurled collar immediately above the base move on yours? I thought that it would be a spindle lock but mine's locked tight.

    Bob.
    I tried in vain to get that loose, everything short of pliers or vice grips. I even tried one of those rubber strap thingo's (some sort of snake wrench)
    Looking down the barrel there looks to be nothing like a spindle lock in there. A bit disappointing really.

    As for the length of the rods, the only thing i can suggest is to carefully adjust the length of the rest of the rods to match the worn one....you'll need that 100-200mm tesa mic now

    The difference between the 0-25 and 25-50 on mine is about 5um, nothing really to worry about. I havn't checked the rest and will have to wait to get my "Gardiner certified" 2", 3" and 4" blocks back.
    1915 17"x50" LeBlond heavy duty Lathe, 24" Queen city shaper, 1970's G Vernier FV.3.TO Universal Mill, 1958 Blohm HFS 6 surface grinder, 1942 Rivett 715 Lathe, 14"x40" Antrac Lathe, Startrite H225 Bandsaw, 1949 Hercus Camelback Drill press, 1947 Holbrook C10 Lathe.

  10. #24
    Ueee's Avatar
    Ueee is offline Blacksmith, Cabinetmaker, Machinist, Messmaker
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Canberra
    Age
    38
    Posts
    4,467

    Default

    Thankd to Greg and his Hahn and Kolb suggestion i bought a brand new H&K 1um dial.....the sender then offered me a new Kafer .01x5mm dial for 25euro, no extra postage....i have asked him about DTI's and he is getting back to me. Lovely chap from Austria, not a problem sending to "down under" as he calls us!
    The H&K is not a tesa rebadged, it is German made, as is the Kafer. Just have to wait and see what they are like.
    Attached Images Attached Images
    1915 17"x50" LeBlond heavy duty Lathe, 24" Queen city shaper, 1970's G Vernier FV.3.TO Universal Mill, 1958 Blohm HFS 6 surface grinder, 1942 Rivett 715 Lathe, 14"x40" Antrac Lathe, Startrite H225 Bandsaw, 1949 Hercus Camelback Drill press, 1947 Holbrook C10 Lathe.

  11. #25
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    near Rockhampton
    Posts
    4,304

    Default

    My latest.... A brand new Tesa made Brown and Sharpe Bestest 0.002mm test indicator.. Half price from ebay..
    Attached Images Attached Images
    Light red, the colour of choice for the discerning man.

  12. #26
    Ueee's Avatar
    Ueee is offline Blacksmith, Cabinetmaker, Machinist, Messmaker
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Canberra
    Age
    38
    Posts
    4,467

    Default I might have a problem...should i see a therapist?

    Yes i went a bit mad....but i have bought some nice stuff

    Firstly a 100-200mm Tesa Mic. Fantastic condition, like new, anvils polished like mirrors still and only some engraving on the barrel.
    The seller still has 1 left if anyone is interested (and BT doesn't lash out)
    IMAG1747 (Large).jpgIMAG1748 (Large).jpg
    My Stiefelmayer frame level. The cross vial is cracked but i new that already....Otherwise it is in great shape, spot on accurate out of the box, sides parallel and using R.C's method within 2um over 200mm of being square. I know toolexchange has some vials so i will ask him to see if i can get a new cross vial
    IMAG1745 (Large).jpgIMAG1743 (Large).jpg
    My 5 mics are a bit of a disappointment.....what was advertised as a 75-100mm is a second 50-75. The 2 "keepers" are the Carl Zeiss and Keilpart Suhl, they have larger than standard barrels which makes them really easy to read. The 0-25mm Tesa has seen a lot of action, the plastic grip is cracked and the anvils scratched. I'll give them all a good clean and take stock from there....
    IMAG1754 (Large).jpgIMAG1753 (Large).jpgIMAG1752 (Large).jpgIMAG1751 (Large).jpgIMAG1750 (Large).jpg
    I also won a new unused Tesa 150x.02mm Dial caliper today.....$52 including delivery. Pics when it arrives.....
    1915 17"x50" LeBlond heavy duty Lathe, 24" Queen city shaper, 1970's G Vernier FV.3.TO Universal Mill, 1958 Blohm HFS 6 surface grinder, 1942 Rivett 715 Lathe, 14"x40" Antrac Lathe, Startrite H225 Bandsaw, 1949 Hercus Camelback Drill press, 1947 Holbrook C10 Lathe.

  13. #27
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    nowra
    Posts
    1,361

    Default

    Nice hall there Ueee

    I won A brand new EDA France 0.05 mm level and broke my Tesa dial calipers today
    BETTER TO HAVE TOOLS YOU DON'T NEED THAN TO NEED TOOLS YOU DON'T HAVE

    Andre

  14. #28
    Ueee's Avatar
    Ueee is offline Blacksmith, Cabinetmaker, Machinist, Messmaker
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Canberra
    Age
    38
    Posts
    4,467

    Default

    Good and bad news there Andre.

    It really amazes me just how many really good levels are available out of Europe I have watched 3 .05mm/m or better Stiefelmayers all go for less than 60 euro in the last week. Definitely the place to go for a nice used level.....and DHL out of Germany is reasonably priced, the calipers only cost me 9.10 euro to post.
    1915 17"x50" LeBlond heavy duty Lathe, 24" Queen city shaper, 1970's G Vernier FV.3.TO Universal Mill, 1958 Blohm HFS 6 surface grinder, 1942 Rivett 715 Lathe, 14"x40" Antrac Lathe, Startrite H225 Bandsaw, 1949 Hercus Camelback Drill press, 1947 Holbrook C10 Lathe.

  15. #29
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    521

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Ueee View Post
    Good and bad news there Andre.

    It really amazes me just how many really good levels are available out of Europe I have watched 3 .05mm/m or better Stiefelmayers all go for less than 60 euro in the last week. Definitely the place to go for a nice used level.....and DHL out of Germany is reasonably priced, the calipers only cost me 9.10 euro to post.
    DHL Germany is a good service price wise especially for larger items. They tend to be somewhat slow, but they are the best in terms of value. I had a 27kg package posted via DHL and it was very economical. Swiss Post would not accept anymore than 20kg to Australia, so across the border it went. I have my eye on a few heavy items (Cylinder heads including twin camshafts etc) which all seem to ship via DHL on a fixed rate of about $150 Euros, which is exceptional for airmail at that weight.

    As for the levels, I need one! I was thinking Wyler, but they seem hard to find outside of SQD. I am not sure what I should be searching for on Ebay Germany? About the only thing I know is that a car head is a Zylinderkopf!

  16. #30
    Ueee's Avatar
    Ueee is offline Blacksmith, Cabinetmaker, Machinist, Messmaker
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Canberra
    Age
    38
    Posts
    4,467

    Default

    In the tool gloat thread Chris listed some search terms up. Also search for stiefelmayer, tesa, wyler, etc. You need to use eBay.de and eBay.fr though, and you will probably have to ask the sellar if they will post to aus. Google chrome with its built in translater is great, and when asking questions try to use simple English so when it translates it doesn't get garbled.....
    1915 17"x50" LeBlond heavy duty Lathe, 24" Queen city shaper, 1970's G Vernier FV.3.TO Universal Mill, 1958 Blohm HFS 6 surface grinder, 1942 Rivett 715 Lathe, 14"x40" Antrac Lathe, Startrite H225 Bandsaw, 1949 Hercus Camelback Drill press, 1947 Holbrook C10 Lathe.

Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 74
    Last Post: 8th March 2013, 08:50 PM
  2. measuring and setout tools
    By Trav in forum HAND TOOLS - UNPOWERED
    Replies: 41
    Last Post: 11th October 2012, 10:23 PM
  3. Unexpected delights or acts of kindness
    By rsser in forum NOTHING AT ALL TO DO WITH WOODWORK
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 17th December 2010, 12:08 PM
  4. Culinary delights
    By wheelinround in forum NOTHING AT ALL TO DO WITH WOODWORK
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 4th February 2008, 04:02 PM
  5. Measuring tape - not only for measuring
    By niki in forum HOMEMADE TOOLS AND JIGS ETC.
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 16th February 2007, 08:46 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •