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murphy and his law
« on: March 23, 2006, 12:22:36 PM »
Just venting.
The saga continues...though every axis is finally doing what is supposed to on my cnc router.
The chain of events last night nearly had me out in the yard screaming and kicking, it goes like this....
Every thing goes together, looks fine.
No Power! Nada.
I had everything back out of the control box on the table trouble shooting. Couldn't find a thing wrong, except for no power.
The main supply toggle switch broke. It was new, but it just quit. I've never seen that before.
Fix that.
Power. Yeah!
Put the unit back together...no power.
Knocked a wire off a safety relay. Didn't see that until everything was back together.
Pull some guts out of the box. Fixed that....power.
No motion, or motion or pulses, or all of the above.
In the process I managed to knock labels of cables and mixed some stuff up.
Trace that, sort that, fixed that. I thought, but nothing working.
Shattered my small side cutters on a butt crimp. Literally exploded. Never seen that before. But it has a lifetime guarantee, oh well.
Deformed my crimping tool. Don't know how that happened.
Go to bed mad at 1 am.
Get up at 2 am, still mad. Go to the shop with an epiphany.
Move a couple of things around, see where I went wrong. Go to bed reasonably content that I haven't destroyed everything.

Got'er working this morning.

I things were too easy, I guess we wouldn't appreciate life.

Key lessons here.
Don't try to do stuff when you are tired and frustrated.
You should walk away from a project for a day or so if things aren't going well. Solutions tend to percolate up when you give it a rest.
Use a bigger box.

Re: murphy and his law
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2006, 04:10:21 PM »
Re: murphy and his law
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2006, 05:21:26 AM »
I have a friend that lives his life like that.. I asked him "Steve How do you do it?" and he told me that the weak could never live his live :)
Fixing problems one post at a time ;)


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Re: murphy and his law
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2009, 02:59:47 PM »
Get up at 2 am
There should be laws against such blasphemy. That hurt my eyes just reading it.
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Re: murphy and his law
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2009, 09:52:36 AM »
When things go bad they really do go bad. Murphy's brother said that.