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 Post subject: TRIBULUS - Pyraminx Mod- VIDEO ADDED
PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 8:51 am 
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This is my latest Pyraminx mod. It's obviously still in progress. The sanding just never seems to end.
I haven't come up with a name for it yet....... I think of it as Knuffy's cooler younger brother :)

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 Post subject: Re: Pyraminx Mod (in progress)
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My daughter has a book called Knuffy bunny. How about Peter? You can sticker it in pastel colors.

It also looks like kind of like a caltrop. How about rogue? tribulus?

I can see the tips better in this photo. It is very nice.

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 Post subject: Re: Pyraminx Mod (in progress)
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Nice work bro, I can't wait to see it finished.


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 Post subject: Re: Pyraminx Mod (in progress)
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Very Impressive. How did you get those curvs on it? Good luck stickering it.

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 Post subject: Re: Pyraminx Mod (in progress)
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Calzone, you're really making a name for yourself as a builder here. Congratulations and great work.

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 Post subject: Re: Pyraminx Mod (in progress)
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I got to see some previews of his early progress on this puzzle. Amazing work, my friend. I can't wait to see it finished and stickered. Make a template and I'll cut them for ya. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Pyraminx Mod (in progress)
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this is an awesome mod
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but isn't this in the wrong section


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 Post subject: Re: Pyraminx Mod (in progress)
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eye2eye wrote:
this is an awesome mod
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but isn't this in the wrong section


Where else would it go? It's in the New Puzzles section.


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 Post subject: Re: Pyraminx Mod (in progress)
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That's what he meant.

Excellent puzzle!


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 Post subject: Re: Pyraminx Mod (in progress)
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:roll: :roll: :roll:

Can we not argue about this? I mean does someone have to keep doing this for every thread? And then the conversation takes over the thread!

Just PM a moderator and have them deal with it as they are the only ones who can judge if it's correct and if not, only they can move it.

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 Post subject: Re: Pyraminx Mod (in progress)
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katsmom wrote:
My daughter has a book called Knuffy bunny. How about Peter? You can sticker it in pastel colors.

It also looks like kind of like a caltrop. How about rogue? tribulus?

I can see the tips better in this photo. It is very nice.

I really like the name Tribulus.


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 Post subject: Re: Pyraminx Mod (in progress)
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Thank you all for the compliments :D

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Make a template and I'll cut them for ya. :)

I would take you up on that offer, but ......... :D
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 Post subject: Re: Pyraminx Mod (in progress)
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Excellent! BTW, that's the weirdest looking scissors I've ever seen! :)


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 Post subject: Re: Pyraminx Mod (in progress)
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After a ridiculous amount of sanding and fighting with curved stickers........ I introduce Tribulus!

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This puzzle turns REALLY well.
Video coming soon.
Thanks Katsmom for the name suggestion.

Because of the camera flash, the tips appear dark. They are actually silver.


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 Post subject: Re: TRIBULUS - Pyraminx Mod
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Wow Dave, that is awesome! Congrats on a very creative, quality puzzle.


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 Post subject: Re: TRIBULUS - Pyraminx Mod
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Very pretty! And I like the name :wink: It fits.

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 Post subject: Re: TRIBULUS - Pyraminx Mod
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Looks really cool with the stickers! What does tribulus mean or resemble?

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 Post subject: Re: TRIBULUS - Pyraminx Mod
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If I have got the correct word, it's Latin for Caltrops. Someone was complaining about not having a Spanish name for a puzzle. Why not a latin one. And it sounds kind of sexy :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: TRIBULUS - Pyraminx Mod
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Sjoerd wrote:
What does tribulus mean or resemble?


Wikipedia wrote:
Tribulus/Caltrop - is an antipersonnel weapon made up of two (or more) sharp nails or spines arranged in such a manner that one of them always points upward from a stable base (for example, a tetrahedron)


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 Post subject: Re: TRIBULUS - Pyraminx Mod
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thats great I love it I also love the name as well. fantastic :D

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 Post subject: Re: TRIBULUS - Pyraminx Mod
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If you make me ten of those, and throw in a buncy ball, I could play Jacks!

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 Post subject: Re: TRIBULUS - Pyraminx Mod
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I love pyraminx mods! I might have to make one of these for myself. Assuming I can get the same curve on it as you did.

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 Post subject: Re: TRIBULUS - Pyraminx Mod
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Oh, so it´s that ninja trap. Thanks.

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 Post subject: Re: TRIBULUS - Pyraminx Mod
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TRIBULUS VIDEO


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 Post subject: Re: TRIBULUS - Pyraminx Mod- VIDEO ADDED
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I can't believe how smooth that thing is. It's perfect.
And it's a lot smaller than I had expected.


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 Post subject: Re: TRIBULUS - Pyraminx Mod- VIDEO ADDED
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Very nice look to it. Small and smooth turning. Very nice

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 Post subject: Re: TRIBULUS - Pyraminx Mod- VIDEO ADDED
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I would just like to say that the Tribulus seems more closely related to the Truncated Pyraminx, then to the Knuffy. Although I see the similarities to both puzzles.

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 Post subject: Re: TRIBULUS - Pyraminx Mod- VIDEO ADDED
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Very nice, is this going to be a unique mod or are you planning on making more Calzone?

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 Post subject: Re: TRIBULUS - Pyraminx Mod- VIDEO ADDED
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Nice use of curved pieces. The shape seems to give it natural finger contact areas.

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 Post subject: Re: TRIBULUS - Pyraminx Mod- VIDEO ADDED
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elijah516 wrote:
Very nice, is this going to be a unique mod or are you planning on making more Calzone?


I planning to make one or two more but in black. If anyone is interested in this white one or a black one, please PM me. Thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: TRIBULUS - Pyraminx Mod- VIDEO ADDED
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Looks great!
Curved surfaces are obviously in fashion these days. :D

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 Post subject: Re: TRIBULUS - Pyraminx Mod- VIDEO ADDED
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What a very cute little puzzle it is!!
Thank you David!

For comparison purposes next to a standard size cube:

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I find it funny that tribulus is also a herb that is supposed to increase testosterone in men. Sorry I brought this up, but I saw the suggested videos after the video and one of them was on this subject.

It makes the puzzle seem more manly now, I suppose. :wink:


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I find it funny that tribulus is also a herb that is supposed to increase testosterone in men. Sorry I brought this up, but I saw the suggested videos after the video and one of them was on this subject.

It makes the puzzle seem more manly now, I suppose. :wink:


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Well I certainly wasn't thinking of testosterone overload when I thought up that name :shock:

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Georges wrote:
Thank you David!

You're very welcome! I'm glad you like it.
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Well I certainly wasn't thinking of testosterone overload when I thought up that name :shock:

Yes you were! :D


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Superman wrote:
I find it funny that tribulus is also a herb that is supposed to increase testosterone in men. Sorry I brought this up, but I saw the suggested videos after the video and one of them was on this subject.

It makes the puzzle seem more manly now, I suppose. :wink:



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I am in awe. :shock:

I am about to try casting my first puzzle. If it turns out even half as clean as yours, it will be a miracle.

Again, wow. :shock:

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Thanks, but this one is actually done by hand. I've thought about casting these pieces, but ultimately decided against it. Good luck with your casting project!


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katsmom wrote:
Well I certainly wasn't thinking of testosterone overload when I thought up that name :shock:

So what was the real reason behind the name then?


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Thanks, but this one is actually done by hand. I've thought about casting these pieces, but ultimately decided against it. Good luck with your casting project!

If this was done by hand, then how did you make the finished product so smooth?

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Herbs are another of my pastimes.


Sorry but I found this very funny. Would I have to ask permission to put this in my siggy?

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If this was done by hand, then how did you make the finished product so smooth?

I sanded, sanded and sanded some more! I usually start with 240 grit and gradually work my way to 2000.

It starts off like this...
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Ah, how fortunate I am to own one of these!

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Georges wrote:
Ah, how fortunate I am to own one of these!


=D c'mon you're making me jealous!
Thanks for posting construction videos, I alwase like thoes.

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