I apologize for the quality of the photos these were taken with my Iphone, in the not so great basement light.
This is what a Tim Holtz Vagabond looks like taken apart… why you might as… well it was busted anyway and I was out of warranty. So what else was there to do with it? And that question continues now what do I do with it?
Fair warning this is a photo heavy post.
Tighter shots of the first two photos.
Hey look its the other half taking it apart, in his old man slippers, lazy clothes, and messy hair. (Don’t tell him I posted this picture lol)
So once you spend what feels like an eternity locating all the hidden screws (well done sizzix) so that you do not have to break the case to get into the machine. This is what you find… this is the machine without all the pretty bits, the guts that make it work so to speak.
Then as you dig further into that, you find this magical piece. It is the real heart of the operation, the motor itself. It is also where my machine went all wrong… See the very top piece there… well it had metal shavings in it… bad bad bad.
(I left this image large so you can see the shavings easily.) this caused that motor to basically skip or shift slightly when the machine was working… which broke the magnet *this motor runs similar to a lawnmower motor* the magnet is a necessity.
And there you have it the reason why my vagabond died… guess I need some sort of a new small machine as my grandemark is to big to lug around. I am thinking of a Grand Calibur.
Here is a few last photos of all the pieces…
So what do I do with it now? I have no idea.
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