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Pete Biro
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Thomas Wayne has a new magnet system. Both balls are magnetic, but do not attract on another. And you do not need to bang the cup down - you set it down with a sideways nudge.
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On 2004-11-07 01:17, RiserMagic wrote:
Freeze the sponge ball in liquid nitrogen. Move quickly and you can drill it on a drill press.


Um, I would say this is a BIG no no.

Aside from the danger of liquid nitrogen, the ball would shatter when you put any preassure on it.

However, I have found, back when I was trying to make my own ball to sponge square, that freezing the sponge in a container of water worked great.

A container just big enough to contain the ball. and just enough water gives you a solid object to drill into.

Not that you should have to to do this, but it would make fro a pretty clean gimmick.
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I don't know if this works, but it is just an idea, it's call "solid flavor injector" just get the gaff and some glue and put it inside the injector (even without glue) and go for it.

http://ronco.com/rco_prodinfo.aspx?pid=S......injector
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That's an interesting link. The dimensions tab on the listing doesn't work, though.
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Interesting thought, But it seems like it would be harder to conceal the opening made by a fully split ball or a drilled opening. Rather then a small neat cut made with an Xacto type knife to install the M.
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On 2007-03-07 12:31, walid ahumada wrote:
I don't know if this works, but it is just an idea, it's call "solid flavor injector" just get the gaff and some glue and put it inside the injector (even without glue) and go for it.

http://ronco.com/rco_prodinfo.aspx?pid=S......injector


I don't quite understand that gizmo. It looks like you have to make a pretty big hole to accommodate that nozzle and it doesn't look as though it would push in very deep. It would certainly help if the description gave an idea of the size of the thing.

(I think I'll pass on the chocolate chip pork roast)
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The most difficult part of this is not gaffing the ball, but dislodging it. Sponge balls are very light.
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I've been thinking about that off and on over the last few weeks. Couldn't I? How would a combo cup routine look with sponge balls and one gaffed? I have some 1 inch sponge balls. I have some really big sponge balls that could be used as final loads.

I found that I can take sewing thread and bind up a big 6" ball so it fits in my Johnson cups. I just have to break the thread and the ball expands. I've been working on getting the ball to expand slowly out of the cup so it looks like it's growing out. I did it once but only once. The rest of the time it comes out too fast and looks strange.

I haven't gaffed the 1" ball yet but might try just a washer so it dislodges easier.
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Actually, a steel washer might be all you need.
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One disadvantage of 'Chopping' a spongeball is that it would be more difficult to steal it using the 'shell & pea' steal.
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