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plink
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I assume a chop ball that rattles can be quieted by the placement of a pin into the ball. Any insight on doing this beyond poke and hope?
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Maybe if you can get a hypodermic needle you inject glue into so that it will adhere to the inside. I guess I'm assuming your referring to the hollow plastic balls that are crocheted over?
If so that would work I would think.
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I can't understand when you say a chop ball rattles? I've had a few sets of chop balls and none of them have ever rattled.

I had a cup once that the gimmick was loose at it sort of rattled when I shook it with the ball in it and put it back on the table.
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The magnet inside of the ball is loose, when handled it rattles or makes a sound.
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Maybe Jake at RnT II could help with some insight.
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Jake could certainly answer that question.

I'm assuming if the ball rattles it might be a cheaper version. I've got some nice RNT2 balls and Sherwood balls, and they are perfect in every way, and well worth the $$.
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On Nov 7, 2015, Jonathan Townsend wrote:
Maybe Jake at RnT II could help with some insight.


You mean Donnie at RNT2. Jake sold it off to Donnie and moved on. Never heard of a chop ball rattling. I'd just toss it out and purchase another one. Chopped balls are not expensive.
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There are cheaper balls that are cast plastic and are hollow. The ball is made like those plastic containers from a quarter vending machines that kids toys come in. The ball is made in two halves and the magnet is actually stuck inside with double stick tape. When the tape gives out the magnet rattles around. I don't know if the ball stated is this type of ball but it sounds like it.
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If the ball is made of cork, and there is a magnet running down the axis, just insert a toothpick into the crochet so that it touches the center of the magnet on the end of the magnet that is not attracted to the cup. Then wedge another toothpick into the space between the cork and the magnet on the other end of the magnet. Break the toothpick off, and that should hold it in place.
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