Better than backing the compound or cross feed all the way out would be a way to put some oil right on the dovetails. Once again sourcing parts from the bay I picked up some very small ball bearing oilers. Disassembled the compound and spotted two holes over the edges of the dovetails. Now I do not have to rack the compound all the way out to get er oiled. Of course everything was disassembled to prevent drilling into something that should not be drilled!
The cross feed was done earlier and for the dual purpose of locking it down (or is that up?). Secondary use of the two slotted brass screws is to oil the dovetail. Next time I take it apart I will add two more oilers closer to the front for some added oiling capability. And just to go a bit further how about one over the compound screw?
One more thing you can see in the left side of the compound is three brass screws. The brass screws are used to lock down the compound instead of tightening the gib screws and having to re-adjust them when the locking was no longer required. Now I can "Lock and Go".