Scraper Tool Rest Platform with Post and Clamping Collar for Woodturning Lathe

Simple Woodturning Tools SKU: Part 170 (1"), Part 173 (7")


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1" Post x 5" Long
1" Post x 6.25" Long
5/8" Post x 4" Long

This rectangle tool rest was originally designed with the Simple Scraper IV to reduce tool overhang & vibrations and improve cutting while deep hollowing boxes, bowls or other vessels. However, we discovered that this is quite beneficial to use with our other square shaft tools as it helps keep the tool flat and the cutter at the lathe center line and greatly reduces "teeter tottering" that can be common from a standard tool rest. We also like to use this with the Simple Parting Tool as the tool body can be on the flat tool rest, which greatly helps keep the tool steady and the tip at the center line. 

  • Reduce tool & cutter overhang while hollowing to reduce vibrations
  • Helps eliminate mistakes by keeping tools flat and cutters at the lathe center line
  • Clamping collar keeps height position while rotating in banjo
  • Available in 1" or 5/8" diameter steel post to fit most all banjos
  • CNC machined from stainless steel in our shop in Ramsey, Minnesota
  • Ships with 3/16 Allen key to assemble rest/post and adjust clamping collar

This rectangle scraper tool rest helps to reduce overhang when turning boxes, bowls or other large items. This tool rest greatly improves your tools performance, reducing chatter and resulting in a much nicer finish. 

Works with any tools, not just the Simple Scraper. Ideally used with Simple Scraper IV when hollowing inside a deep vessel. However, we're loving this flat steady surface for outside turning, parting and also bottom finishing when holding your project with a vacuum chuck.

Tool Rest Platform:

  • 1/2" thick x 1.5" wide CNC machined from Stainless Steel
  • Choose from 5", 7" or 9" long
  • smooth surface for smooth tool movements
  • comes with a socket cap screw with yellow thread locker to secure to post (can be removed if needed; thread locker will not prevent it from being removed)
  • For easier installation of the cap screw with thread locker, use the banjo to hold the post. 

Vertical Post:

  • Solid steel post, either 1" diameter or 5/8" diameter
  • 1" diameter post is 5" long (fits lathes such as JET 1644 and Nova Galaxy)
  • NEW! 1" diameter post that is 6.25" long for larger lathes such as Powermatic.
  • 5/8" diameter post is 4" long (fits smaller lathes such as Turncrafter Commander and Rikon Woodfast 70-100)
  • threaded hole in top of post secures to flat rest with included socket cap screw & included 3/16 hex key.
  • If you need a different length post, please send us a message.

Clamping Collar

  • Optional - but is very nice to help keep your tool rests' vertical position when adjusting your banjo.
  • 3/16 hex key included to adjust collar as needed.

Sold as tool rest only, lathe, banjo and turning tools not included.