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 Post subject: Tanner's 3x4x4
PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 9:57 pm 
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This is a puzzle that I have built with Caveman999. He did most of the casting. This is one of the most rare puzzles ever considering that this is the fourth and it has been 3 years (I think, Jin's sold in 2008, edited) since the last one sold. This one will be in the market place Tomarrow. It includes some replacement stickers becuase it was cast (finished casting on 8/12/09). Here is a video and some pictures.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYxGV1oAnM4
http://img198.imageshack.us/i/imgp2485.jpg/
http://img196.imageshack.us/i/imgp2483u.jpg/
http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/3403/imgp2480m.jpg
http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/2836/imgp2479.jpg
http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/1752/imgp2478f.jpg
Ok, so please post your comments, good and bad.

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 Post subject: Re: Tanner's 3x4x4
PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 10:13 pm 
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Took me a minute to realize there were 2 in the video. :lol:

I can safely say this is my favorite cuboid ever built. :D

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4x4 1:18.26 (1:24.63)
5x5 (3:00.02)
6x6 4:26.05 (6:34.68)
7x7 6:38.74 (9:48.81)
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 Post subject: Re: Tanner's 3x4x4
PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 10:55 pm 
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It's larger than I suspected, but it looks like you used an eastsheen 4x4 core, so I don't blame it for being big.

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 Post subject: Re: Tanner's 3x4x4
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My mind was blown when I noticed there were two.

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 Post subject: Re: Tanner's 3x4x4
PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 4:59 am 
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Looks very good. Turns perfect!!!

Is it a skin on a V6x6x6?


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 Post subject: Re: Tanner's 3x4x4
PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 6:59 am 
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First of its kind ever casted!!! Congratulation Tanner!!! Turns smoothly and very well lubed well done!! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Tanner's 3x4x4
PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 8:29 am 
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Yes, I think it is the first, second, and thrid one cast.
Katsuhiko: Machined (edited)
Jin: ES4 (crazy!)
Tony: ES4 (kiss cubes though)
Tanner: Cast
Caveman999: Cast
me/cavman: Cast
Please tell me if I have anything wrong.
Thanks for all of the nice comments (finaly nothing is wrong with my stickers!)

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 Post subject: Re: Tanner's 3x4x4
PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 9:13 am 
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Okamoto's 3x3x4 was machined from solid ABS blocks in his machine shop.

Great puzzle :D. It's one of my favorite cuboids by far :solved:

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 Post subject: Re: Tanner's 3x4x4
PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 9:56 am 
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Garrett wrote:
Okamoto's 3x3x4 was machined from solid ABS blocks in his machine shop.

Great puzzle :D. It's one of my favorite cuboids by far :solved:

How do you get these marvelous inside information Garret?

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 Post subject: Re: Tanner's 3x4x4
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RyanZ wrote:
Garrett wrote:
Okamoto's 3x3x4 was machined from solid ABS blocks in his machine shop.

Great puzzle :D. It's one of my favorite cuboids by far :solved:

How do you get these marvelous inside information Garret?


All of Okamoto's puzzles are created in this way. It's just something you pick up as you lurk the forum.

For instance, now you know! Go educate somebody. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Tanner's 3x4x4
PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 11:53 am 
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Steryne wrote:
Yes, I think it is the first, second, and thrid one cast.
Katsuhiko: 3d printed
Jin: ES4 (crazy!)
Tony: ES4 (kiss cubes though)
Tanner: Cast
Caveman999: Cast
me/cavman: Cast
Please tell me if I have anything wrong.
Thanks for all of the nice comments (finaly nothing is wrong with my stickers!)


You never said anything in the video about a THIRD


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 Post subject: Re: Tanner's 3x4x4
PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 1:04 pm 
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Becuase I got the first (which is usually the worst), Caveman got the second (usually the second worst becuase you get better as you go) and then we decided to sell the best one, which would be the third. I am selling it so it was in my possesion when I made the video. As for Okomato's I new it was made in his shop but I thought they were all 3d printed. Machined also rings a bell though.

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 Post subject: Re: Tanner's 3x4x4
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RyanZ wrote:
Garrett wrote:
Okamoto's 3x3x4 was machined from solid ABS blocks in his machine shop.

Great puzzle :D. It's one of my favorite cuboids by far :solved:

How do you get these marvelous inside information Garret?


Jin told me at the LA meetup a while ago while I was examining Jason's Okamoto Master Pyraminx. But I've also heard it several times since then by lurking around the forums :lol:

There is also this marvelous article that explains his puzzles, machine shop, and techniques: Okamoto Puzzles

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 Post subject: Re: Tanner's 3x4x4
PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 2:00 pm 
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Steryne wrote:
This is a puzzle that I have built with Caveman999. He did most of the casting. This is one of the most rare puzzles ever considering that this is the fourth and it has been 3 years (I think, Jin's sold in 2006) since the last one sold.
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Jin Kim's website wrote:
The 3x4x4 you see in these pictures was sold on eBay early this year (2008) to a very discerning collector and I do greatly appreciate his patronage.
But not only are these new ones of yours and caveman999's very rare, I'm guessing they are the first finger-trickable, speed-solvable 3x4x4 cuboids ever made?

Great job! If I hadn't recently bought a Jin Kim 4x4x5 (from juanan), I'd be making an offer. I hope you get a great price.


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 Post subject: Re: Tanner's 3x4x4
PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 2:21 pm 
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Boy I wish I would have even thought about consulting his website. X) My bad, I just edited it. :oops: And by the way, it is very finger trickable and isn't alignment sensitive at all. I wouldn't force turns though becuase I did have an internal pop on mine.
-Tanner

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