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 Post subject: Gear Ball
PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 2:31 pm 
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Hi,
That's what you get, when you turn gear cube into a ball.
I was just interested to see if it was possible.
I like the way edges and corners turned out hollow patterns.
I would like to keep them that way, so it might take me a while to sticker them properly.
Vadim


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 Post subject: Re: Gear Ball
PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 2:33 pm 
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Very cool. This is one of the few puzzles that I like when it's not finished. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Gear Ball
PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 2:45 pm 
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Nice, I like it unfinished

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 Post subject: Re: Gear Ball
PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 2:47 pm 
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Nice.

I made a lot of this mods 2 weeks ago: http://www.youtube.com/user/clauswe1?blend=21&ob=5#p/u/0/ET7VqOZnupY


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 Post subject: Re: Gear Ball
PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 3:09 pm 
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Looks very artistic! You should just polish and sticker on that surface. The gears will even show orientation! :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Gear Ball
PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 3:38 pm 
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This puzzle would look incredible if it had SmaZ like Dino Cylinder stickers on it. Food for thought. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Gear Ball
PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 3:46 pm 
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SWEET! I love the hollow patterns the pieces make! I also like how you can see the round symmetry of the geared edges.

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 Post subject: Re: Gear Ball
PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 3:48 pm 
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Wow, it looks flawless. Congratulations on making such a perfect looking puzzle by hand!

I agree with Luke, it does look good even without stickers.

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 Post subject: Re: Gear Ball
PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 7:50 pm 
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Very pretty. How do you guys make it so round just by eyeballing it? I am amazed by the skill involved!

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 Post subject: Re: Gear Ball
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katsmom wrote:
Very pretty. How do you guys make it so round just by eyeballing it? I am amazed by the skill involved!


I second that! This is incredible. I've always liked the "flat" circular gears much more than those that are bent between two different planes, like the standard gearcube edges. I most likely would buy a gear cube ball (if produced) before a cube, due to this. Absolutely beautiful!

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 Post subject: Re: Gear Ball
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I just had a visual of a bowling ball which hits all bottles, and then
puts back the bottles in place to prepre them for the next round
without the usage of any other external help!

Excellent mod!

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 Post subject: Re: Gear Ball
PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 10:55 pm 
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Wow, it looks awesome!
Quick question, it looks like you had to trim the screws in the edge pieces, or am I mistaken?


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 Post subject: Re: Gear Ball
PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 7:49 am 
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It's beautiful!

How did you make such a uniform and perfect ball???

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 Post subject: Re: Gear Ball
PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 9:58 am 
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I like especially the corner pieces.
Very nice.


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 Post subject: Re: Gear Ball
PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 3:42 pm 
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Thanks all! :D
I cut the edges with screws off first, then all the corners with my hacksaw.
Then it was dremmel job and then cone-shaped sandpaper.
I shaved off some of my nails in the process, and covered furniture with plastic dust.
Apart from that I was pleased with result. :D
Vadim


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 Post subject: Re: Gear Ball
PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 3:56 pm 
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although I am really impressed with your work, I would like to remid you that "New Puzzles" is only for finished puzzles.
This belongs in the building section

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 Post subject: Re: Gear Ball
PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 4:00 pm 
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Sigurd wrote:
although I am really impressed with your work, I would like to remid you that "New Puzzles" is only for finished puzzles.
This belongs in the building section


This is finished. It's designed to look like this. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Gear Ball
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Aleksey wrote:
It's beautiful!

How did you make such a uniform and perfect ball???


It is actually far easy to make a spherical puzzle than a spherical piece of wood for example. I can't speak for Vadim but on my puzzles I just keep Dremelling, scrambling the puzzle, Dremelling, scrambling the puzzle etc. Each new scramble reveals some high points which are then removed. The puzzle itself is always showing you where to Dremel.

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 Post subject: Re: Gear Ball
PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 3:28 am 
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Incredible! Great work as usual Vadim.

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