Today, I finished the last parts, the standoffs for the Z-axis. Here's everything in the "family portrait", standoffs in front on the right.
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You know, I don't see any problem at all with leaving the holes open and then just running a tap back through them after the coating. Am I missing something?I answered that the sources I was reading said to use a special "chasing tap" and not the one I used to cut the threads. As is often the case online, that's sort of the Extremely Anal Retentive Person's way of doing it. Since some of these parts have so many holes, I didn't have any way to mask them other than screws, so I used screws. If the screw didn't go all the way through (deliberate experiment), a few threads filled with paint. That paint was easily removed by running the screw through the hole again. Didn't need a tap at all, just a screw to chase the threads.
Getting to be time to start taking the Grizzly G0704 apart and rebuilding with all these parts in place. I need to look over all the things left to do. I'd hate to take the mill apart and need it for something I have to make later.