Step 4: The solution

I hinted at the solution in the title of this Instructable.  Place the locked puzzle on a flat surface.  With your finger and thumb, spin the puzzle as rapidly as you can.  This creates a centrifugal force that flings the dowel pins outward from the center and releases the two pieces so one can easily be lifted from the other.

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