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Anayak "Exacto" Vertical Mill Rebuild, Part 20:

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Next up, I located, drilled and countersunk the two screw holes on the high side...

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Then milled down the third screw boss and drilled it for another.

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A few minutes of cleanup with a fine file, a few more minutes doing a little wet-sanding,
and it's basically done. Total time so far, about 3 hours, including a trip to get the screws.

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Inside, it adds the necessary clearance to fit the wires and wire nuts.

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And assembled! (Actually, I think this photo is from before the wet-sanding, but hey. :)

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Now, the cable strain relief port was an odd metric thing I'm not familiar with, so I decided to replace it
with a US-spec cable port. A 1/2" unit fit snugly through the existing hole, but didn't leave enough room
for the standard conduit-style star nut. So, I found a hunk of scrap 1/4" aluminum bar, and
drilled and tapped it to 13/16"-14...

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And milled it down into a quickie little "nut" to hold the fitting in place.

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After that, it was a simple matter of cleaning everything and
giving them a quick coat of paint...

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Bolting on the base and running the wires...

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And attaching the new cover.


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