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slide rest

  1. engineering a stack of platforms that sits on a lathe saddle and carries a tool post, and is adjustable in rotation and at right angles by a lathe operator
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Historical Examples

  • The disc is, of course, mounted on the mandrel, and the work on the slide-rest.

    On Laboratory Arts

    Richard Threlfall

  • The device employed in a slide-rest to grip the cutting tool.

  • Following the invention of the lathe and the slide-rest, came the metal-planing machines.

    Inventions in the Century

    William Henry Doolittle

  • Any modern worker is spared this labour and worry by the device known as the Slide-Rest.

  • By means of the slide-rest the negative may be moved up or down to any desired position.