The Rules of Shapeoko

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The Rules of Shapeoko

Post by WillAdams » Tue Feb 19, 2013 1:13 pm

Needed a laugh this morning (and one more part, an eyebolt I guess, to make up for an ever so slightly too-short belt).
  • Rule #1 — You will run out of M5 washers.
    Rule #2 — No matter how much you talk about Rule #1, newbies will not believe it, and they will still run out of M5 washers.
    Rule #3 — You will be surprised by the accuracy of the machine, you will never get bored watching the machine work.
    Rule #4 — You will be frustrated by the occasional inaccuracy and mystified as to how to correct it.
    Rule #5 — You will be amazed (and embarrassed) at the places you will find little white flecks of HDPE (Corollary — dust collection is never good enough to satisfy one’s significant other).
    Rule #6 — You will crash the gantry, dig the tool into the spoil board, and make noise which will annoy your neighbours.
    Rule #7 — No matter how cool your latest upgrade or project is, some significant person in your life will be bored by your talking about it.
    Rule #8 — You will consciously choose to discount shipping from the cost of the machine due to the need to place multiple orders ’cause of that one little bit which you forgot to order the previous time. At some point you'll sleep easier if you just stop trying to account for all expenses related to the machine.
    Rule #9 — There is always one more part which you need, one more run to the hardware store which must be made, one part out of stock at this store (but hopefully in stock at the next), one more upgrade which will make your machine perfect. You know you’ve gone wrong (or right) when they know your name at the hardware store and ask how your project is going.
    Rule #10 — No matter how much you upgrade your machine, it is still a Shapeoko (and all upgrades to machines must be recorded in one’s signature line and documented in the wiki).
    No one is a professional Shapeoko user.
Let me know if there's anything I forgot, or if a different ordering would be better / funnier.

William
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Re: The Rules of Shapeoko

Post by PsyKo » Tue Feb 19, 2013 1:27 pm

Haha, this made my day :)
So true !

Maybe add :
Rule #11 — No matter how much time you spend on using the machine, your to-do list size always increase.
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Re: The Rules of Shapeoko

Post by WillAdams » Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:18 pm

That's true for life itself, not just for the Shapeoko.

Toby Keith, album Pull my Chain, “My List”
  • Under an old brass paperweight, is my list of things to do today:
    Go to the bank and the hardware store, put a new lock on the cellar door.
    I cross ’em off as I get ’em done, but when the sun is set,
    There’s still more than a few things left, I haven’t got to yet.
Glad you enjoyed it.
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Re: The Rules of Shapeoko

Post by galyion » Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:24 am

Found some m5 washers around the house. Will this be enough.
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Re: The Rules of Shapeoko

Post by WillAdams » Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:36 am

Man, only 4 posts and galyion's already breakin' the rules.

Yes, that should suffice --- I was just regretting being forced to buy small packs 'cause Home Depot didn't have boxes of 100.
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Re: The Rules of Shapeoko

Post by cvoinescu » Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:03 pm

He's not playing fair. He just got a pack of 1000 and dumped it on the table. I can do that too. In fact, I have three boxes of 1000, two unopened and one half full. Need to buy more.
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Re: The Rules of Shapeoko

Post by WillAdams » Wed Feb 20, 2013 2:19 pm

Yeah, it was a bit disconcerting when I clicked on the purchase / pricing link for washers (or something else?) in the build and it took me to a page where I could buy 1,000 of them.

Given what a pack of 4 washers costs at Home Depot, one might as well buy the precision shims from Inventables.

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Re: The Rules of Shapeoko

Post by cvoinescu » Wed Feb 20, 2013 2:35 pm

WillAdams wrote:Given what a pack of 4 washers costs at Home Depot, one might as well buy the precision shims from Inventables.
I can imagine. You can probably get a pack of 200 somewhere else for the same price as four of them at Home Depot.
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Re: The Rules of Shapeoko

Post by galyion » Wed Feb 20, 2013 5:05 pm

I repair xboxs and I use m5 washers on them so I already had a couple thousand laying around. There is a fastenal a quarter mile from my house and I can use my works account to get stuff cheap.

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Re: The Rules of Shapeoko

Post by SnapFracturePop » Wed Feb 20, 2013 5:41 pm

Rule #7 is the one that's caused me the most grief. Yes, I can carve, 3d print or laser cut pretty much anything. I feel like a superhero revealing his secret identity, people react like I've just said I like scrapbooking.
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