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 Post subject: SmaZ cube : grimace
PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 11:36 am 
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hi all,
grimace
this cube design by Tomsun ( come from china )

when I saw the design,
I think I can use a ruler to make the cube,

I made this cube start from zero
all parts are not offered of any cubes,
I use Cut & Paste to made it,
the cube's shape not like the original design, because the habit of making it crushed.

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 Post subject: Re: SmaZ cube : grimace
PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 11:37 am 
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 Post subject: Re: SmaZ cube : grimace
PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 11:49 am 
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So.
You used this "ruler" as a base. You cut it into slices and make prism from them by adding sheet. You drill holes into 2 of them. You cut out circular paths out of those two and add these feet to the other...
and make such a perfect puzzle from it. ??
Wow. This is.. I don't know what to say but it's so awesome. And it looks production again. CRAZY.
Cool with the ruler especially. You dont have to put marks to get equal slices. It has marks already. It is made to have them. :lol:
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 Post subject: Re: SmaZ cube : grimace
PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 11:54 am 
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Mike, absolutely stunning process!!!
Thanks for sharing it.

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 Post subject: Re: SmaZ cube : grimace
PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 12:14 pm 
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When I saw the title, I was expecting to see this! :lol:
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 Post subject: Re: SmaZ cube : grimace
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alaskajoe wrote:
So.
You used this "ruler" as a base. You cut it into slices and make prism from them by adding sheet. You drill holes into 2 of them. You cut out circular paths out of those two and add these feet to the other...
and make such a perfect puzzle from it. ??
Wow. This is.. I don't know what to say but it's so awesome. And it looks production again. CRAZY.
Cool with the ruler especially. You dont have to put marks to get equal slices. It has marks already. It is made to have them. :lol:
Perfect!

thank you for explained the cube's process, :lol:

why call the name? you can think about the sticker. :lol:
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 Post subject: Re: SmaZ cube : grimace
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I was curious about what Smaz was up to, but making a puzzle out of a ruler, now that is impressive.


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 Post subject: Re: SmaZ cube : grimace
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This puzzle is amazing, great use of resources!


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 Post subject: Re: SmaZ cube : grimace
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Very nice work! It looks like a good puzzle for beginners.


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 Post subject: Re: SmaZ cube : grimace
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That is quite awesome.


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 Post subject: Re: SmaZ cube : grimace
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This man is truly a genius!


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 Post subject: Re: SmaZ cube : grimace
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Awesome puzzle! Looks like a quick fun solve.

Oh, and Calzone, you beat me to it :wink: I half expected this to be a McDonald's Grimace-Head cube.

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 Post subject: Re: SmaZ cube : grimace
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Ooooo! It looks great, a wonderful puzzle indeed, just plain awesome! :D

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 Post subject: Re: SmaZ cube : grimace
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well so much for a tangible core....lol


great job, i may have to try this

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P.S this reminds me a great deal of the 1x2x3.

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 Post subject: Re: SmaZ cube : grimace
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Clay n Eva Creations wrote:
P.S this reminds me a great deal of the 1x2x3.

i was thinking the same thing :D

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 Post subject: Re: SmaZ cube : grimace
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Looks very cheap to make, and extremely attractive at the same time! I can really appreciate your ability to turn a ruler into a production-looking puzzle. Such a crafty persona you have. If you are able to get the permission to sell a few of these or even add them as an item to your shop, I would definitely be interested! I have Christmas money coming soon. :)

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 Post subject: Re: SmaZ cube : grimace
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sorry i just have to make a correction :?. that ruler is actually called a scale. i use them in my cad and drafting class. but i love the puzzle :D

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 Post subject: Re: SmaZ cube : grimace
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Wow. This is one of the few puzzles completely mandmade.

How did you drill the hole for rotation so perfectly? even with my drill press I would not be able to allign it like that. (but then you are SmalZ)

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 Post subject: Re: SmaZ cube : grimace
PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 11:12 pm 
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lukeharry wrote:
Wow. This is one of the few puzzles completely mandmade.

How did you drill the hole for rotation so perfectly? even with my drill press I would not be able to allign it like that. (but then you are SmalZ)


i would use a dremel

but i do have a very very very stable hand... i should have been a surgeon lol

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 Post subject: Re: SmaZ cube : grimace
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cubedude10 wrote:
sorry i just have to make a correction :?. that ruler is actually called a scale. i use them in my cad and drafting class. but i love the puzzle :D

I don't know how to use the scale.
so for me it is a ruler :lol:
don't mind :lol:

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:lol: When he showed me the other day I said ruler too. What is the difference?

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 Post subject: Re: SmaZ cube : grimace
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I'd call it a ruler too, but then I'm the kind of guy who likes to "call a spade a spade". :P

PS. fantastic job on the mod, I'm impressed by the creativity and resourcefulness.

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Very nice, looks wonderful!


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I love it! Both the outcome, progress and idea! you are a true genious!

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 Post subject: Re: SmaZ cube : grimace
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Very nice and easy idea! Congrats!

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 Post subject: Re: SmaZ cube : grimace
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I love it, but there went my first "new" puzzle I was going to put on the page. :( Now that I can't claim that, I also have a square in design and trying to fix the problems with the pentagonal and hexagonal ones I designed. Beautifully put together, and might I ask where you got the "pegs" you used for the sides to rotate?


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 Post subject: Re: SmaZ cube : grimace
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Great use of available resources!

I saw this last week on mf8 and was hoping you'd post it here :)


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 Post subject: Re: SmaZ cube : grimace
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I swear I had this EXACT same idea last April... :lol: it had a similar mech ( I'd say) too ... :idea: :arrow: :scrambled:

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I swear I had this EXACT same idea last April... :lol: it had a similar mech ( I'd say) too ... :idea: :arrow: :scrambled:

You had approximately 6 months to build it ;)


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A (then) 12 year old in 6th grade can't much do anything... :cry: :cry: :cry: :(

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