StoreWe've organized the collected works of W. R. Smith into Books, DVDs, Poetry and Polish. Click Shop to explore each one.
BooksBooks on building and repairing clocks and telegraph keys.
DVDsVideos on clocks and telegraph keys by W.R Smith.
PoetryWhen he wasn’t working on clocks W. R. Smith wrote poetry.
PolishThe real solution for those who loved Rubin Brite.
Best SellersThese are some of the most popular works by W.R. Smith
Graver Making and Hand Turning for Clockmakers$60.00
Gravers for hand turning operations are among the most useful of all cutting tools available. Because they are used freehand, considerable time can be saved by avoiding the need for form tools. And they are fast. Thus, this 2-hour video is a must for clockmakers and modelmakers. For example, a 1/16” OD pivot 3/16” long can be cut on a 1/8” OD tempered steel rod, the end of the pivot rounded and the shoulder chamfered in less than 1-minute.
Workshop Techniques for Clockmakers and Modelmakers$45.00
This manual contains all of the articles (except serials) written by W. R. Smith and published in The Home Shop Machinist, Projects In Metal, and England’s The Clockmaker during past years. It is 8-1/2 x 11, with 108 pages and is comb bound to lie flat.
Rub N Brite$18.00
Years ago, David Rubin made one of the finest metal polishes available—Rubin Brite. Unlike many polishes, it also protected the mirror finish it produced with a heavy coating of hard carnauba wax, which lasted for years.
Like Rubin Brite, my polish polishes rapidly to a mirror finish and leaves a hard, protective coating of carnauba wax. It is an excellent polish for un-lacquered brass, silver, copper, pewter, chrome, nickel, aluminum, stainless steel and jewelry. It is quite rewarding to see the mirror finish come to life during the final treatment with a soft cloth and biscuit flour or starch. This is a real solution for those who loved Rubin Brite and have longed for a replacement polish.