Here is the before: covered in junk and grime with a shitty old drill press vise.
I bought a section of wire and a big twist-lock 3 phase plug to mate the nearest outlet.
I decided to go all out and bought a fresh Kurt DX6 vise. I laser engraved my name on it since this is a shared machine and I don't want the vise walking away!
After cleaning away all the junk I stoned the table, trammed the head, mounted the vise and indicated it square, then whipped up some 22ga stainless steel table covers to prevent the t-slots from filling with chips. Quite the improvement!
The left side handle had been removed at some point. Even though the x-axis power feed works, it's nice to have a handle on both sides. The dial had been lost, so I turned an aluminum spacer, made a new key, found the original handle, and mounted it up.
Next operation: fixing the digital readouts. I wish I could get some pictures, but my hands were covered in years of grime and I couldn't get to my phone. I ended up cleaning both scales and actually removing the x-axis readhead to clean the sensor. Now they both work! I cleaned the buttons and readouts too so I can see what I'm looking at. I didn't verify the accuracy, but I'm sure it's fine for what I'm doing.
Now I have access to a nice little mill!
Done! Maybe not profitable... but done well!