Friday, January 25, 2019
After 12 years of hard use, my original Big Shot finally gave up. The rollers locked and wouldn't move with a die trapped between them. My friend and I tried desperately to save the die. We gave up on the old tired machine, but it refused to return the die to us. The machine was dismantled with the use of screwdrivers and hammers. Here is some of the results:
The die remains trapped. Ellison really made that machine tamper proof. This machine was an original made by Ellison before Sizzix bought the rights to it. R.I.P.