Following on from Oskars recent posting regarding the Twist and Slide 2x2x2.
First of all I have to congratulate Oskar on yet another excellent puzzle.
I am posting this as I think some of you may be intersted.
Way back in March 1990 there was an article in the Dutch Cube Club newsletter CFF 23 pages 32 and 33 about a puzzle called Hypercube. This was a 3x3x3 with sliding pieces on each face which allowed normal cube twisting and the benefits of sliding the coloured tiles around, also moving pieces from one face to another.
At the time I thought one day I would try and make one of these. Needless to say it never happened but the thought was always there.
I remembed a few years ago a member on Twisty did a posting on one they had made, sorry can't find link, maybe another member could help here.
This prompted me to make one. Again nothing happened.
That is until last year. I decided that I WOULD make one and hopefully take it to the Cube Day in October 2009. I did start and was progressing well and on track for finishing by the time of the Cube Day but I had some other urgent commitments presented to me and I had to put it on hold. I did however take it to Holland but I did not take it to the Cube Day. I only showed it to Geert and discussed it with him, and pointed out a little problem I would have to overcome, a problem that would be very easily overcome. The puzzle has not progressed further since then, again due to other commitments.
I attach a photo of the puzzle as it stand at the moment for anyone that is interested.
Unlike Oskar's puzzle mine is totally handmade. Please excuse any finish quality as it has not been refined and cleaned up as yet. This is still to happen.
One day, dare I say this year, the puzzle will get finished.
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