It is now is pieces…

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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.

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Tighter shots of the first two photos.

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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)

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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.

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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.

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(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.

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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…

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So what do I do with it now? I have no idea.

Thanks for stopping by,

Hugz,

Jess

R.I.P Dear Vagabond

Well the other day I was using my beloved die cutting machine. and quit working with a die half way through it. I eventually got the die out, the machine will move about 1/4 inch every 5 or so minutes. 

The unfortunate part is that I have had my machine for about 3 years, therefore no warranty left of it, so I am out of luck with it. It was a wonderful run, I loved that machine. I do believe it should have lasted longer then it did, but there is nothing I can do about it.

So for the time being, till I buy myself a Big Shot or a Cuttlebug or something more portable, I will give my Accucut Grandemark some serious love. It needs it anyway. So happy I have that larger machine.  

Thanks for stopping by, 

Will be back with a new card for you all tomorrow

Hugz, 

Jess