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Converting a Logan 11" x 32" Lathe over to full CNC, Part 4:
One of the neat things I found while looking for parts for these two machines, was this back cap for the stepper.
Instead of just letting the wires dangle, it covers the wire port, covers the rear shaft of the stepper,
and provides a place to mount an XLR chassis connector.
In order to accomodate various steppers, the holes are left undrilled, but you're given
center-drilled points to locate them. It's an easy drilling job to pop 'em out.
New screws were included, and on mine, fortunately I didn't have to shorten the
original stepper screws, as the instructions warned I might.
After that, it was a simple matter to shorten the wires, strip, and solder the XLR connector on.
Properly shrink-wrapped and the connector installed and tightened, it's ready to close up.
And done. Easy as that. It's not, of course, water tight or oil-proof, but it'll definitely help keep the chips out,
and adds important strain-relief to the cable. Plus it looks better thna a zip-tie and gaffer tape.
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