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Old 01-10-2018, 02:28 PM   #1
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Default Two mods worked out

This is kinda like a two fold mod. About a year ago, I looked at how unbecoming my cap rail was (you know the one, it's on top of the bottom!).Always a bit confusing, but we gotta remove them to lube the pulley and cable. We'', I machined matching pieces of vinyl sold at the big orange box and installed them, they look great and easily cleaned.
Today, boredom struck, and I decided to cable lube and realized all those screws gotta come out. I should just drill a hole and oil thru those hole. Better idea popped in my head!finished cap.jpg

pin and hole support as purchased.jpg
This is what you purchase, usually in a pack, you need 8
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but this is all you need. drill bit size is determined by size of support hole purchased. ensure the fit is tight!
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Once installed, they should align with the outside and inside of the cable.
finished.jpgOil as normal, (I use sewing machine oil)
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Old 01-10-2018, 02:31 PM   #2
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I'm sure this will work without having to replace the cap rails, but I had already done that. All I have to do now is clean up the marks. even DSO likes the end product, maybe she'll lube underneath...NOT!
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Clever idea, Tree! I may have to do something like that too. It's especially hard to get the cap strip in the bathroom out.

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Thanks Jack.
With the hole supports, the oil shouldn't stain the wood, but NO guarantees! Truth be know, I put the first cap in place, oiled and waited a few mins, pulled the cap up and everything was prefect, so I'm happy. Now if I can just figure out how to do the underside.
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