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Torquin

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Powhatan, Va.
Does anyone have any ideas as to why people remove the cross slide way cover on Monarchs and do not put it back on? I have purchased three different Monarchs, from three different places in the last seven years, a 12CK, a Series 60, 14", and a 10EE, and not a single one has had the way cover on the cross slide.
I have made my own, but I just wonder if there is a logical reason these lathes have that part removed and do not put it back on. I can understand removing it for cleaning, but why wouldn't a good machinist put it back on, you know, taking care of the equipment?

Thanks,
Chris
 

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beckerkumm

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Wisconsin Rapids WI
My CVA with the TTA doesn't have one. the holes are for spring loaded discs that hold a cover over the screw all the way to the taper. 10ee might be different but the CVA is pretty much a direct copy.

Dave
 

guythatbrews

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MO, USA
Does anyone have any ideas as to why people remove the cross slide way cover on Monarchs and do not put it back on? I have purchased three different Monarchs, from three different places in the last seven years, a 12CK, a Series 60, 14", and a 10EE, and not a single one has had the way cover on the cross slide.
I have made my own, but I just wonder if there is a logical reason these lathes have that part removed and do not put it back on. I can understand removing it for cleaning, but why wouldn't a good machinist put it back on, you know, taking care of the equipment?

Thanks,
Chris
No logical reason. It is frustrating.

Yes, a good machinist would put it back on. Maybe not too many of those around. There is your reason.
 

rke[pler

Diamond
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Feb 19, 2002
Location
Peralta, NM USA
Does anyone have any ideas as to why people remove the cross slide way cover on Monarchs and do not put it back on? I have purchased three different Monarchs, from three different places in the last seven years, a 12CK, a Series 60, 14", and a 10EE, and not a single one has had the way cover on the cross slide.
I have made my own, but I just wonder if there is a logical reason these lathes have that part removed and do not put it back on. I can understand removing it for cleaning, but why wouldn't a good machinist put it back on, you know, taking care of the equipment?

Thanks,
Chris

In the image you're missing both the cross slide cover (EE-3404) as well as both taper attachment covers.
 

Torquin

Aluminum
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Nov 17, 2014
Location
Powhatan, Va.
You see there, rke[pler, I didn't even know that there are taper attachment covers, as none of my three have had them. Are there any pics of the taper attachment covers available? I'll have to see about making them also.

Thanks,
Chris
 

rke[pler

Diamond
Joined
Feb 19, 2002
Location
Peralta, NM USA
You see there, rke[pler, I didn't even know that there are taper attachment covers, as none of my three have had them. Are there any pics of the taper attachment covers available? I'll have to see about making them also.

Thanks,
Chris

Here's one from a Monarch brochure:

10ee_taper_cover.jpg
10ee_taper_cover.jpg
 
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