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
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.
How To Make a Grasshopper Skeleton Clock$45.00
This workshop manual is a must for the clock repairer and clockmaker. Detailed drawings, and step by step photographs supported by a carefully worded text, illustrate the fabrication of every part of the clock. Even those who have no desire to build the clock will find the tooling and techniques employed of great help in their shop work.
Gold medal winner in the NAWCC international craft contest
Clockmaking and Modelmaking Tools and Techniques$45.00
Bill Smith is a master clockmaker, and his orientation is basically and undeniably clocks, BUT…Clockmaking & Modelmaking Tools and Techniques is most definitely not just for clockmakers. In this new 8-1/2 X 11″ soft cover, 112-page, comb bound book, he has revised the best of his previously published articles in the British Horological Journal, Timecraft, Model Engineer, and Horological Journal. He has expanded and updated them as required, and put them together in book form. Any aspiring clockmaker will find a host of ideas worth many many times the price of the book. Included is an interesting idea for a method of winding coil springs in the bench vise, as well as considerable info on the workshop use of Super Glue Also included is a good section on the use of piercing saws for skeletonizing sheet brass, etc. He also shows how to hand-sharpen a twist drill so it will produce truly circular holes in sheet metal with ease and precision, and delves into button centers for filing circles in metal. A camera tripod accessory for workshop photography is detailed. Bill has used the prototype in making thousands of photos in his own shop in recent years.