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 Post subject: Dayan Gem VII Assembly help
PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 10:56 pm 
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Plain and simple, I had an accident with my Gem VII causing it to pop, I tried to fix it, things got worse, and now the whole thing has fallen apart.

I have a general idea of how to assemble it, but I think I'm going about it the wrong way; can anyone help?


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 Post subject: Re: Dayan Gem VII Assembly help
PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 11:11 pm 
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I have assembled mine for lube/tension. It can be reassembled by creating a hex face by laying one out flat, face down, and holding it together with your fingers to keep it in a hex shape, then lowering the six pointed core. I used two pencils on the table to hold two of the sides of the hex face Hold all that quite carefully until it's balanced and you don't need to hold it. Then super carefully build up from there. The entire thing will be a floppy teetering mess until the very last few pieces, then it all tightens up.


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 Post subject: Re: Dayan Gem VII Assembly help
PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 12:47 am 
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Sorry, but there has to be a more reliable way that that...


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 Post subject: Re: Dayan Gem VII Assembly help
PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 1:03 am 
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Yeah, that's what I was thinking while I was doing it - but once you get the first few pieces in and get the hang of how to slide in more pieces, it goes quickly. It just takes a steady hand and some zen. And I was doing it with slippery fingers covered in silicone spray pushing pieces also covered with spray, so I'm sure a dry puzzle would be much easier :)


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