View Full Version : Way Protection

03-03-2003, 03:12 PM
Does anyone know of a cheap source of "way covers" for the Taig?

I need some "accordian" style covers as the stock ones keep bunching up one me and give less than perfect protection.

03-03-2003, 04:39 PM
Try McMaster Carr, they have them.

03-06-2003, 11:41 AM
Did they have what you were looking for?

03-06-2003, 12:11 PM
Too expensive. Looking for something more like what littlemachineshop.com sells. I may end up just getting 2 or 3 of their pieces of way cover material.

03-06-2003, 12:17 PM
I like that shop, I forgot they sell replacement parts.

03-07-2003, 09:35 PM
[Here's the best source I've found for that sort of thing. http://www.gortite.com/bellows.htm Not cheap, but it's the real deal. How much extra would you be willing to pay for bellows-style waycovers for the Taig? Is it just the Y-axis screw you thinkj needs protection, or do you want to cover the Z axis as well?]

Andrew Werby

03-07-2003, 11:47 PM
I want the Y and Z. I had come across these way covers, but not sure they are going to be worth it. Will look closer at these though, thanks.

03-09-2003, 07:59 PM
I hear you on the expense factor. I've thought about making them myself, using 2-part silicone rubber and gauze cloth. I use this stuff for making molds, and it seems like it wouldn't be too hard to come up with a positive bellows form to cast it onto- either an old camera bellows (if you can find one the right size) or just cutting the shape out of a piece of wood. If it was shaped that way, I'd think it would act that way, and silicone rubber is fairly impervious as well as flexible.