Mystery Box Update

Remember Ken from the post on 5/10?  Here's an update on his internal friction problem:

Ken writes:  "I didn't know about your blog until you pointed it out to me.. Thank you.
I polished all the axles and the lantern gear pins at the places that rubbed. Before I polished them, I got 29 revolutions of gear S3, and I just came in from counting 79 revolutions of S3. POLISHING WORKS!!!
I noticed you put my note and your response in your blog, too. I think that's a wonderful idea, because we can all learn from each other's questions, as well as both positive and negative experiences.
Good work.
Yes, polishing the arbors does work...but, hey! now yours works better than mine!