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 Post subject: Reuleaux Mastermorphix (with video)
PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2008 11:12 pm 
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Another brilliant design by Adam. This one is the little brother to Drew's RX. It's a Reuleaux Tetrahedron, but a 3x3 version instead of the 5x5 like Drew's RX.

As you can see from some of the photos, it's much smaller than a standard mastermorphix, and even smaller than a 3x3 cube in some parts. The size makes this puzzle a real pleasure to play with. This puzzle turns really well. The rounded shape of the puzzle gives it the appearance that it has very deep fillets, which make it even more appealing to the eye. BTW, the X-cube makes a great stand for this cube and the pillowed 7x7. :)

Little fact from Adam: The corner point to corner point distance is actually shorter than the Rubik's Cube, but the centers don't need modification because of the tetrahedral shape.

This particular puzzle will be going up on Ebay shortly, but I will be starting a waiting list sometime in January (not sure on a price yet). I have to catch up on existing orders. And speaking of that, for those of you who are on my current waiting lists, please bare with me. I ran out of DIY's, so I have some on the way. Another few days and I can assemble them and get them ready to ship.

[edit] - I almost forgot to mention. The stickers on this puzzle are uneven. They are not the final stickers. I made these myself. Adam is working on the sticker template for me, and when I get it, the stickers will look much better (more even).

[edit] - Video Here

Anyway, here are the pics of the RMM...

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 Post subject: Re: Reuleaux Mastermorphix
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Awww...beautiful cats and beautiful puzzle! I love it, any idea on the price for the waiting list?

keep making these amazing puzzles!


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 Post subject: Re: Reuleaux Mastermorphix
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wouldn't this be RX MT's second cousin), the pillowed HM tetrahedron would be the brother and the pillowed pyraminx would be the cousin


or maybe i'm looking into this too deep

either way, great job, i wish i had one

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 Post subject: Re: Reuleaux Mastermorphix
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TheCube wrote:
wouldn't this be RX MT's second cousin), the pillowed HM tetrahedron would be the brother and the pillowed pyraminx would be the cousin

or maybe i'm looking into this too deep

either way, great job, i wish i had one

You can figure that stuff out. But considering Adam designed both of them, he would be their father. :)

Cubefan, re: price- haven't decided on that yet.


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 Post subject: Re: Reuleaux Mastermorphix
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WOW........is what I find myself saying to you about once a week! ANOTHER great puzzle! I think you and your design team should be nominated for 3x3 mods of the year! :)


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 Post subject: Re: Reuleaux Mastermorphix
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you and your design team

That would be Adam. :)

Hey, recognize anything in those pics? Hope I didn't steal your thunder. :P


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 Post subject: Re: Reuleaux Mastermorphix
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flambore wrote:
That would be Adam. :)

Who? j/k
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Hey, recognize anything in those pics? Hope I didn't steal your thunder. :P

Yeah, I recognize one item... You didn't steal my thunder. I just haven't announced anything yet....busy with other things.

Keep crankin' these puzzles out! They're getting better and better!!

Nice logo BTW.


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 Post subject: Re: Reuleaux Mastermorphix
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Ugh, it never ends with you. This one is even better than the last. How will I ever live up to someone who can pound out new amazing puzzles every week?

And now I need to save up for yet another puzzle.

This thing looks FANTASTIC. I very much prefer it to the standard mastermorphix which I am not a huge fan of.

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 Post subject: Re: Reuleaux Mastermorphix
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A beautifully designed mod, really a VERY pleasing shape. I love the way that the rotation cuts appear as curves on the pillowed surfaces to mirror the "pillow" of the Reuleaux shape. Well done Adam!

Your build quality is fantastic. Piece fit and finish are superb. Well done Flambore!

Do you mind me asking how long you spend on "finishing" the cast pieces of the whole puzzle?

Well done!


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 Post subject: Re: Reuleaux Mastermorphix
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Yet another amazing design and build! You and Adam should start a business together. ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Reuleaux Mastermorphix
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Stop it already! You build one new, never before made puzzle every week now!
This might just be my favorite of all of your work. But I think that every week...
Fantastic work by both Adam and you!(don´t know your real name :P )

Sjoerd

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 Post subject: Re: Reuleaux Mastermorphix
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Drew's RX is not a 5x5 RX Tetrahedron. It is a 4 axis puzzle and more related to the skewb, whereas this puzzle is 6 axis and related to a 3x3. Other then the geometry these puzzles don't really have anything in common.

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 Post subject: Re: Reuleaux Mastermorphix
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WOW! :shock:

That is a very pretty puzzle!

I especially like that you do all your new puzzles in white. It gives them a very pristine look.

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 Post subject: Re: Reuleaux Mastermorphix
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Scott Bedard wrote:
Drew's RX is not a 5x5 RX Tetrahedron. It is a 4 axis puzzle and more related to the skewb, whereas this puzzle is 6 axis and related to a 3x3. Other then the geometry these puzzles don't really have anything in common.

Hmm. Good to know. I didn't realize that. Ok, so maybe it's some distant cousin once removed. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Reuleaux Mastermorphix
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Another amazing puzzle! Flambore, you are the master of casting perfect puzzles. Keep up the great work!

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 Post subject: Re: Reuleaux Mastermorphix
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Nice build! did you have this completely printed or is his casted? how did you get your faces so smooth?

I say my RX is more like a 5x5 because thats what I said when I was designing it, I wanted a 5x5 in pyramid form than square =)

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 Post subject: Re: Reuleaux Mastermorphix
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Drewseph wrote:
Nice build! did you have this completely printed or is his casted? how did you get your faces so smooth?

This puzzle was cast. I spend a lot of time working on the masters. I sand them down, then use the IPS Weld-on, then sand, then IPS, etc., till all the ruts are out. Then I use the following sandpaper grades: 220, 500, 800, 1200, 2000. Depending on the piece, sometimes I skip the 220 and 800, but always end with polishing the parts with 2000-3000, depending on what I pull out of the bag.


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 Post subject: Re: Reuleaux Mastermorphix
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I love it :D!

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 Post subject: Re: Reuleaux Mastermorphix
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WOW! Massive size difference! looks like the RX Mastermorphix is about 1/2 the size or maybe smaller than the original... excellent work! Maybe what I need is a designer if I want to 3d print puzzles, the whole CAD thing is very confusing...

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 Post subject: Re: Reuleaux Mastermorphix
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elijah516 wrote:
Maybe what I need is a designer if I want to 3d print puzzles, the whole CAD thing is very confusing...

http://twistypuzzles.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=10385


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 Post subject: Re: Reuleaux Mastermorphix
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That thing is tiny

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 Post subject: Re: Reuleaux Mastermorphix
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Would you and adam be intrested in selling masters? This puzzle reminds me of the curvy mastermorphix which was a puzzle that I always wanted.

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 Post subject: Re: Reuleaux Mastermorphix
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PotatoSpades22095 wrote:
Would you and adam be intrested in selling masters? This puzzle reminds me of the curvy mastermorphix which was a puzzle that I always wanted.

You would need to buy the files from Adam. After that, the cost of printing the parts isn't that much, to be honest. This is why I don't sell masters.


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 Post subject: Re: Reuleaux Mastermorphix
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Beautifully finished. Nice touch with the logo too!


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 Post subject: Re: Reuleaux Mastermorphix
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flambore wrote:
PotatoSpades22095 wrote:
Would you and adam be intrested in selling masters? This puzzle reminds me of the curvy mastermorphix which was a puzzle that I always wanted.

You would need to buy the files from Adam. After that, the cost of printing the parts isn't that much, to be honest. This is why I don't sell masters.


Is there anywhere to find a list of all the files he's offering? I know there was the 3x3 master files thread, but that hasn't been updated since September. :?


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 Post subject: Re: Reuleaux Mastermorphix
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The catalog will be updated with new designs in December or January. This design will be one of them.

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 Post subject: Re: Reuleaux Mastermorphix
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Great! I definitely plan on buying a set of masters.

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 Post subject: Re: Reuleaux Mastermorphix
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PotatoSpades22095 wrote:
Would you and adam be intrested in selling masters?

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...I don't sell masters.

PotatoSpades22095 wrote:
Great! I definitely plan on buying a set of masters.


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 Post subject: Re: Reuleaux Mastermorphix
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Bounb wrote:
Do my eyes deceive me?
PotatoSpades22095 wrote:
Would you and adam be intrested in selling masters?

Flambore wrote:
...I don't sell masters.

PotatoSpades22095 wrote:
Great! I definitely plan on buying a set of masters.


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The catalog will be updated with new designs in December or January. This design will be one of them.

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 Post subject: Re: Reuleaux Mastermorphix
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Bounb wrote:
Do my eyes deceive me?
PotatoSpades22095 wrote:
Would you and adam be intrested in selling masters?

Flambore wrote:
...I don't sell masters.

PotatoSpades22095 wrote:
Great! I definitely plan on buying a set of masters.


this is how i look at it:
PotatoSpades22095 wrote:
Would you and adam be intrested in selling masters?
Puzzlemaster42 wrote:
The catalog will be updated with new designs in December or January. This design will be one of them.
PotatoSpades22095 wrote:
Great! I definitely plan on buying a set of masters.

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 Post subject: Re: Reuleaux Mastermorphix
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PotatoSpades22095 wrote:
Bounb wrote:
Do my eyes deceive me?
PotatoSpades22095 wrote:
Would you and adam be intrested in selling masters?

Flambore wrote:
...I don't sell masters.

PotatoSpades22095 wrote:
Great! I definitely plan on buying a set of masters.


this is how i look at it:
PotatoSpades22095 wrote:
Would you and adam be intrested in selling masters?
Puzzlemaster42 wrote:
The catalog will be updated with new designs in December or January. This design will be one of them.
PotatoSpades22095 wrote:
Great! I definitely plan on buying a set of masters.


Updating the STL files. He never said anything about masters.


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 Post subject: Re: Reuleaux Mastermorphix
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Guys. Take this offline. Discuss this in PM or something please. This requoting stuff is annoying.

Neither I nor Adam sell masters. He sells STL files. If you want masters, you buy them from him, send the files to a printer, and you get the masters from the printer.


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 Post subject: Re: Reuleaux Mastermorphix
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wow that's awesome I love the look of these reuleaux tetrahedrons

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the stickers are reelee shineeee... :mrgreen:

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I just added a video. Woohoo I figured out Youtube.


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