Tony Fisher wrote:
Hi puzzle freaks! ;o)
I'm not really interested in the frozen ones.
I only just saw this so sorry for the semi bump. What do you mean by the "frozen ones"? All the ones I own can lock up due to internal misalignment but I don't know of any that don't.
I was just playing with one of your original mods a few days ago and was thinking of you. ;o)
I have several Masterballs and more of them work than not. I have a few that are locked up. I've taken one apart and discovererd that someone tried to lubricate it with something that actually attacked the plastic. I'm going to use fine emery paper to wet-sand the parts that need it and then I'll re-assemble. I'm sure it will work just fine after that. I have another that I think just has dust build-up internally. The parts turn but it takes a lot to turn it and it sounds gritty. So, I think disassembly, cleaning, and re-assembly will fix that one. The main problem with the Masterball mechanism (in my humble opinion) is that the mechanism has tight tolerances. At any rate, I love the puzzle. It's easy to solve and the Rainbow and Duo's are just nice to look at!