The lathe’s wipers were easy to clean up.
I’m taking apart every part of the machine and cleaning it with mineral spirits. This is the leadscrew reversing gearbox (on the right).
Underneath, it’s shiny and new!
I needed a night light in a dark stairway, but there was no outlet. A motion detector was out of the question due to pets, and the stairway light couldn’t be converted to a night light because it shares a circuit with other important lights.
That left me with one option: make a night light that sits as a ring underneath the ceiling-mounted smoke detector.