W. R. Smith T-Rest


Product Description

About the W. R. Smith T-Rest

A T-rest is used by watchmakers to support a handheld cutting tool called a “graver.” World-renowned watch and clock maker, William R. Smith has designed a T-rest, especially for the Sherline lathe. It is constructed from solid steel and clamps to the lathe’s bed in seconds. If you are interested in watch or clock repair or construction but wanted a tool system more versatile and less expensive than a jeweler’s lathe, this T-rest makes a Sherline lathe a most attractive choice.

The W. R. Smith T-rest turns a Sherline lathe into a first-class clock maker’s lathe. The T-rest supports a handheld “graver.” the traditional metal turning tool of watch and clock makers.

A graver can also be used by any metalworker for hand turning unique shapes on the lathe. It looks similar to a small wood-turning tool and is used in a similar fashion while rested on the T-rest. To learn more about using the T-rest and about how to make your own graver, see the links in the Instructions tab on this page.

The improper use of machine tools and their accessories can result in serious injury. Before using this tool, thoroughly read the instructions and make sure you understand its proper and safe use.


Always wear safety glasses when operating machine tools.

Download PDF 2110 T-rest Instructions

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Download PDF Gravers Instructions

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21200 T-Rest
21230 Brass spacer 5/32″ O.D. x 3/16″
10850 T-Rest Lock Screw 10-32 x 1/4″ Skt Hd Screw
21110 T-Rest Pedestal Base
21150 T-Rest Saddle Body
21270 Cam Pivot Screw (Custom) 10-32 x 3/16″ SHCS
21160 Cam Follower
40690 Cam Mounting Screw 10-32 x 3/4″ Skt Hd Screw
21140 Hold Down Washer
21280 Pedestal Hold Down Screw 1/4-20 x 5/8″ Button Hd Screw
21170 T-Rest Pedestal
21210 Dovetail Block
40510 10-32 x 3/8″ Skt Hd Screw (2)
21300 Cam and Lever Arm
21120 Cam Spacer Sleeve