Here you see all of our large tool rests, from the left- large rest with six inch stem then large with 7 inch stem and large with 8 inch stem, behind that one there is an extra large with 8 inch stem. The XL is also available with 7 inch stem, The large rest top bar is 1” diameter and is 14 inches long measured along the curve of the rest and projects 3 inches out on the short end and 3 inches past the bend. The extra large top bar is the same but projects 4 inches at both ends and is 16 inches overall. The stem diameter on all these is 1 inch and the overall height is measured from the top of the bar to the bottom of the stem.
To know what height you need simply measure your existing tool rest that came with your lathe.
HannesTool “J” rests -the original “J” rests are eminently useful in any turning situation or context. The steel is hard enough to never become dented or need filing unlike the cast iron that comes with most lathes, it is also large enough in diameter to be plenty strong/stiff and not at all flexy no need for a support web under the bar which in many cases will get in the way of good turning. That is why we call our rests “the tool rests that know how to get out of their own way”… I’m sure you all know what I’m referring to!
We also make long rests with two stems for flute turners or any long spindle work, occasionally we stock some but mostly these are done on a custom basis, let me know how long and how tall you would like yours to be.
Need a long rest for spindle turning? Contact us with the length and height and we will provide a quote.