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On 2005-12-01 08:53, Avrakdavra wrote:
I use some, and the reason I don't felt them is in order to maintain their surface texture, which I find good to work with-- and ideas how to color them (bright!) without felt?


Jeff Hobson has a set of the green felt balls and he suggests using "plasti-grip" to make your balls sticky for easy palming. He told me he used the spray-on clear stuff.
But they also make a dip-in in a variety of colors, allowing you to dangle your balls above the can and slowly let them into the cool wet liquid. When it dries you have a rubber-like coating on your balls in the color you wish. Multiple dippings will increase the size of your balls. I read the can and it also says you can take a brush to your balls if you don't want to dip them in.

You can thank Jeff for this info.
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May I ask how the felt is applied to the mouse balls?

Where can one get "plasti-grip"?
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Answer #1. you purchase raw wool and learn how to do "felting". I suggest a google search for how to do plus a search on where to find the right kind of wool. The first balls I felted took about 20 minutes per ball. I'm faster now, thank god, but it took quite a while to acquire the knack of getting them done somewhat quickly.

answer #2. the hardware store. the product is often used for dipping tool handles into to create a rubber/plastic handle on the tool.
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Thanks, Frank. Can't wait to learn the art of "felting". Right now it's off to the hardware store for me.
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Let me get this straight, you took a mouse's balls and felt them for twenty minutes and charge $25? They're small and blue when you start out right? But then they turn larger and bright red?

Sorry Frank, I know felt balls is a serous subject.

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That's right. You got it.
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Re: Replacement of Mouse Balls.

If a mouse fails to operate or should it perform erratically, it may need a ball replacement. Mouse balls are now available as FRU (Field Replacement Units). Because of the delicate nature of this procedure, replacement of mouse balls should only be attempted by properly trained personnel.

Before proceeding, determine the type of mouse balls by examining the underside of the mouse. Domestic balls will be larger and harder than foreign balls. Ball removal procedures differ depending upon the manufacturer of the mouse. Foreign balls can be replaced using the pop off method. Domestic balls are replaced by using the twist off method. Mouse balls are not usually static sensitive. However, excessive handling can result in sudden discharge. Upon completion of ball replacement, the mouse may be used immediately.

It is recommended that each person have a pair of spare balls for maintaining optimum customer satisfaction. Any customer missing his balls should contact the local personnel in charge of removing and replacing these necessary items.

Please keep in mind that a customer without properly working balls is an unhappy customer.
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I have been working away for the last eight days and upon return you are still talking about mouse balls !
Sad.
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On 2005-12-08 13:09, ringmaster wrote:
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Re: Replacement of Mouse Balls.

* * * *

Upon completion of ball replacement, the mouse may be used immediately.

* * * *

Please keep in mind that a customer without properly working balls is an unhappy customer.



This memo raises a couple of things. The first is that this topic will not die a peaceful death. The second is whether we should even discuss the first part of the above quote.

In all seriousness, I used to do tech support and one of the stories constantly circulating concerned a person who had just acquired a new computer and couldn't get their mouse to drag and drop (the buttons worked o.k.). After well over an hour of re-loading drivers, re-installing the operating system, and finally escalating the call to "tier 3", the problem was solved.

The customer hadn't taken the mouse out of its bag.



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On 2005-11-30 13:21, PaleoMagi wrote:
"I "feleted" a set to make them larger and colorful red". Frank,I think that's against the law in most States. Smile

Not in most states....I just think it's against the law in Georgia. I know that certain toys are illegal to sell in that state. Just when you think that the puritans all died off, they turn up in Georgia. Smile
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Something must be wrong here, my mouse doesn't have ball's

just a little red light

I would have expected it to have ball's cause I bought it mail order

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On 2006-02-03 23:44, kOnO wrote:
Something must be wrong here, my mouse doesn't have ball's

just a little red light

I would have expected it to have ball's cause I bought it mail order

kOnO


You have an optical mouse, same as mine. Go to a used computer parts store and they'll probably have a box of old "roller" style mice with balls in them.
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Optical mouse! WOW what will they think of next

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I don't know. Let me check with the Men In Black and see what they're going to release next.
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On 2006-02-03 23:44, kOnO wrote:
Something must be wrong here, my mouse doesn't have ball's

just a little red light

I would have expected it to have ball's cause I bought it mail order

kOnO


... as in male order?

If there was a red light it might have been a pimp mouse. Smile
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I almost bought 4 mouses for their balls, but used marbles instead.

I put aluminium foil around them to make them bigger, but then decided to wrap yarn around that and use craft glue over that.

Those are some very cheap balls.

A guy was selling a set of leather ones he'd made for $40 at the magic club! maybe in the future, but for now my marbles work quite well.
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