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 Post subject: Axis Cubeoctahedron
PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2009 5:22 pm 
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This is my first design in CAD. Made using solidworks.

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 Post subject: Re: Axis Cubeoctahedron
PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2009 5:31 pm 
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Nice, very very nice. The 3x3 mods keep on coming, I still wonder about the number of 3x3 mods. Someone started a list last month and the thread simply died... :(

Any chance you would be making some more of these to sale to the community? :D

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 Post subject: Re: Axis Cubeoctahedron
PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2009 5:52 pm 
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this is definitely on the top ten of my favorite 3x3 mods ever. great job.


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 Post subject: Re: Axis Cubeoctahedron
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I'd Buy One! Very Nice!


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 Post subject: Re: Axis Cubeoctahedron
PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2009 6:37 pm 
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Does anyone else think that it looks more symmetrical than a normal axis cube? :P

Awesome design!

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 Post subject: Re: Axis Cubeoctahedron
PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2009 6:58 pm 
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Very nicely done! I really like this one.


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 Post subject: Re: Axis Cubeoctahedron
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Gorgeous.


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 Post subject: Re: Axis Cubeoctahedron
PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2009 8:14 pm 
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Thank you all! I was in a hurry to leave when I posted, so I did not get the chance to address a few things.

I do plan on selling this puzzle, most likely in a waiting list format along with some other puzzles. :wink:

Also, in the second picture the top left sticker color is actually gold. The angle doesn't quite do it justice. I was waiting for my vinyl to arrive in order to finish this puzzle. The two new colors, gold and brown, are nice, however I don't think that I'm going to stick with the brown. It looks entirely too much like black because it is so dark. That will be something that is changed when I make more.

Thanks again! I'm really liking this CAD thing. :mrgreen: Thank you Drewseph for your amazing videos!


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 Post subject: Re: Axis Cubeoctahedron
PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2009 11:51 pm 
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Kapusta wrote:
Does anyone else think that it looks more symmetrical than a normal axis cube? :P

Awesome design!
Because it's able to be placed so the axis of rotation is viewed straight on. I like it!

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 Post subject: Re: Axis Cubeoctahedron
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It's beautiful. Scrambled it looks terrifying.

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 Post subject: Re: Axis Cubeoctahedron
PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2009 8:12 am 
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Josh,
That's a beautiful puzzle. I love the symmetry.


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 Post subject: Re: Axis Cubeoctahedron
PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2009 11:44 am 
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I agree - very nice.

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 Post subject: Re: Axis Cubeoctahedron
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brilliant! There are new puzzles everyday, it's hard to keep up with them all.

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 Post subject: Re: Axis Cubeoctahedron
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I don't even know how to make normal axis cubes, and people are beginning to modify them!

This is too awesome!

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 Post subject: Re: Axis Cubeoctahedron
PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2009 10:03 pm 
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Thank you! I'm so glad that my first design went over so well.

I'm going to hijack my own thread for a minute to ask a quick question. Would anyone be interested in a poll that would determine what puzzle design I make for a waiting list? I have several types ranging from the everyday (hexagonal dipyramid) to things much more "out there" like this puzzle. I'm not sure which everyone would be interested, so would a poll with pictures of each design help to pinpoint a puzzle? I want to make this puzzle and another for a waiting list this summer, and I'd love everyone's input. Let me know if that's a good idea, or to just make it a surprise. :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: Axis Cubeoctahedron
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I think a poll would probably be a good idea, but that's just me. Also if we could get an idea of price? That way you don't get a bunch of people wanting a puzzle, and finding out that it would be too expensive for them.


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 Post subject: Re: Axis Cubeoctahedron
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Great idea! Sorry that I didn't mention that. I think that they will be the same price as the last time I did a list. I'm probably going to say $125 right now, plus shipping. That might change, however.


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 Post subject: Re: Axis Cubeoctahedron
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Very cool puzzle! There are so many things that can be done with these recent 3x3 mods. This is a great example!


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 Post subject: Re: Axis Cubeoctahedron
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Calzone wrote:
Very cool puzzle! There are so many things that can be done with these recent 3x3 mods. This is a great example!

Now we're getting around to modding mods, lol :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Axis Cubeoctahedron
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I was lucky enough to see it early on but wanted to say, excellent work bro, you've got skillz!

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 Post subject: Re: Axis Cubeoctahedron
PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 9:33 pm 
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Look for this puzzle on www.bedardpuzzles.com very soon! Don't miss out on the sign up! :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: Axis Cubeoctahedron
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I like that to make this to a 3x3x3, you'd have to truncate (to hexagonal dipyramid), extend (back to a cube), then truncate (to cubeoctahedron). I'd like to see this extended into an octahedron!

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 Post subject: Re: Axis Cubeoctahedron
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theVDude wrote:
I'd like to see this extended into an octahedron!


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 Post subject: Re: Axis Cubeoctahedron
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That looks snazzy! :D Maybe the axis octahedron is my favorite. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Axis Cubeoctahedron
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Are you planning on making one of those Josh, or did you just whip up an image?

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 Post subject: Re: Axis Cubeoctahedron
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It doesn't have fillets (curved edges) so I think it is just an image. Or at least it is right now...

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 Post subject: Re: Axis Cubeoctahedron
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It is one of the designs that I came up with but haven't cleaned up yet. It needs filleting and a little more work, but otherwise it would be ready to go. I'm not quite sure what I'm planning to make next, but I have gone over the designs and I will be seeking some opinions soon about which to make.

It's not a the same type of octahedron that would result in axising a Trajber's, although I want to make one of those soon. I just made it by adding on to the cubeoctahedron and using the same cuts.

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Here's with fillets. :twisted:

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 Post subject: Re: Axis Cubeoctahedron
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Best Octahedron since the FTO. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Axis Cubeoctahedron
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The axis cuboctahedron looks amazing!

As far as the octahedron, I don't particularly like it. I think the 3x3 in it is too obvious. An axised trajber's might look better.

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 Post subject: Re: Axis Cubeoctahedron
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I agree with Danny. I think that the 3x3 is too easily identified in it and that takes away from the difficulty. Unfortunately, the axised Trajber's isn't much better. :?

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 Post subject: Re: Axis Cubeoctahedron
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I like it, because although the 3x3 is easily identified, it's kind of crooked and therefore a little harder. On top of this I think it looks pretty amazing

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 Post subject: Re: Axis Cubeoctahedron
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Wow, two great puzzles Josh. Excellent work.

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 Post subject: Re: Axis Cubeoctahedron
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Here are a couple of my takes on an "axised" octahedron.

The puzzle has an edge length of 59.3mm which aligns the cuts between the skewed layers. I have attached the SolidWorks part (SW 2009) for reference or for use in completing the design. Try suppressing and unsuppressing the "body move/copy" features to alter the design.


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 Post subject: Re: Axis Cubeoctahedron
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Woah that thing is sweet I love it, great job :D

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 Post subject: Re: Axis Cubeoctahedron
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The third picture reminds me to mods already made:

http://twistypuzzles.com/cgi-bin/puzzle.cgi?pkey=774
The edge lengths should be 76mm and 66mm respectively.

Sharp Edges 154000AA000; in this post
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The edge lengths are 57mm and 60mm respetively.

Though none of them were made with "axisising" in mind.


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 Post subject: Re: Axis Cubeoctahedron
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I got an Axis Cubeoctahedron some days ago and I am happy to tell, that this puzzle is really of high quality. It turns smoothly and has perfectly shaped outlines. No sticker bubbling so far at all.
It has absolutely the same quality as puzzles made my Frank Schwartz or David Calzone.

My full respect & congrats. Really worth the price.

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 Post subject: Re: Axis Cubeoctahedron
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Haha, I just stared at it for a little bit. Overall, it is such a beautiful puzzle that I hate to see it scrambled almost. Then that evil part of me just releases a sinister chuckle at the scrambled image.

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 Post subject: Re: Axis Cubeoctahedron
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Thank you all! I hope to finish the waiting list really soon so that I can start a new project. Here are some comparison pictures with an Axis Cube made by David Calzone. (They are stickered differently, but I plan to resticker mine soon anyway)

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And just for fun, where they live on my shelf!
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Whatch out! He's eyeing the puzzles in a mallicous way!

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*GASP* A MOD OF A 3x3 MOD!!! ITS THE APOCALYPSE! Okay, with that out of my system, I would like to ask, exactly how many different parts are in this puzzle? In other words how much did the masters cost? Also it looks great, I can not even begin to comprehend how this thing turns.

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