As I mentioned in a previous thread, I wanted to try and provide a curated list of interesting/popular forum threads on a variety of topics.
Obviously, there are so many things being discussed that it would be impossible to reference everything in a meaningful and maintainable way, so I went with a simpler approach of selecting one reference thread for a list of topics I see mentioned often, or for things I enjoyed reading over the last few years.
I’ll make this a locked thread with a single sticky post, to avoid additional references being scattered across multiple posts, please don’t hesitate to PM me with suggestions to make it more useful (the “Techniques” section is probably the one deserving a few more references). The rule is that it has to be a forum thread, since it’s the whole point (yes, I know, the last four are exceptions), and it should be “that one thread you should read to learn about [XYZ]”
Setup and maintenance
Torsion box (and this)
Bracing the baseboard
Belt calibration : the caliper method
Grounding your shapeoko
The Enclosures Zoo
The Hall of Dust Shoes
Air compressors & nozzles
Backlash, deflection and vibration explained