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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 8:50:34 AM on 4 June 2012.
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 Location: Mildura, VIC
 Member since 5 May 2011
 Member #: 896
 Postcount: 108

This is my Setup, essentially a caravan bunk bed/ table that works quite well to carry out my repairs, I have a Panel with an Amp meter & a late 1940's EMMCO Type B.A.Z. Watt Hour meter, which I use to meter my electricity usage and to see how much power the radios use, beneath the meter panel I have a board with a Double pole 1960's single outlet Clipsal Power point, which is connected on the load side of the Electricity meter, (My main outlet) & next to that, 2 1960's HPM Double Pole power points which are connected in Series, to act as a ballast, to which I plug the radio in the "Load" side and a Lamp in the "Ballast" side, this acts as my dim bulb setup, to guard against any sudden short!.
I also use a Variac too!

I use good quality solder, desoldering braid and a 60 Watt soldering iron, which is ideal for Chassis, ground component soldering, also Silicone spray and Contact cleaner for dirty controls and gummed up tuning/ dial string pulleys and shaft.
my bench is usually less cluttered than this though Smile

Larry's workbench

 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 8:59:14 PM on 5 July 2012.
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 Location: Maclean, NSW
 Member since 30 May 2008
 Member #: 291
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My workshop should be fully setup in about 6 weeks.
The test rig was my late father's setup.
Isolated 240v AC; 0-260v AC Variable; 0-500v DC Variable; 2.5 & 6.3 AC Filament Supply; 115v AC, 100-250 Regulated DC; all supplies have voltmeters, ammeters or milliammeters. I have I think every test meter needed, full stock of parts, components and valves.
Workshop Photos

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