Online since 2002. Over 3300 puzzles, 2600 worldwide members, and 270,000 messages.

TwistyPuzzles.com Forum

It is currently Wed Apr 16, 2014 3:03 am

All times are UTC - 5 hours



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 10 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: A new builder to be reckoned with.
PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 9:21 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Apr 16, 2000 3:17 pm
Location: Hong Kong
I just got a new puzzle today from AJ. I want to tell all of you that for a kid that's only been building puzzles for around 6 months, he's amazing! This puzzle is as smooth as silk. It turns wonderfully, and looks as good in person as it does in pictures

If you want a great puzzle, I would recommend AJ. I know I'll be posting another order soon. I forgot to tell Smaz which one I wanted today. Since AJ has only posted a few here, and I'm not good enough at reading Chinese, I can't find the link now.

My pictures don't do this justice, but I am posting a few mid-turn so you can see it is indeed a cut and paste and not a cast or manufactured puzzle! Overall, it's a nice addition to my collection. (It's 10 pm, no light and no flash-dark pictures)
Attachment:
25 march 004.jpg
25 march 004.jpg [ 128.54 KiB | Viewed 1651 times ]

The puzzle unmucked.

Attachment:
25 march 007.jpg
25 march 007.jpg [ 116.68 KiB | Viewed 1651 times ]

Two edges-notice the pasting.

Attachment:
25 march 008.jpg
25 march 008.jpg [ 115.75 KiB | Viewed 1651 times ]

A close up of one internal edge.

The edges have been sanded smooth, and they have no overhang. Yes, you can see where he added the plastic, but there is no catching on it so it is just cosmetic inside. Even more amazing to me is that he cut all the stickers by hand. They are absolutely perfect! As good as any machine cut puzzle. A job well done from a new builder. Watch out guys! He's on your tails. :lol:



*good lord those pictures are fuzzy! I must be shaking from all that unhealthy milk I've been drinking :lol:

_________________
Rox's Rambling Blog
Katsmom's Puzzling Videos


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: A new builder to be reckoned with.
PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 9:53 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 08, 2008 3:39 pm
Location: Cornwall, United Kingdom
I've been following AJ's work on the mf8 modding forum. He has his own separate section there, and quite rightly so. His mods are in the same league as John Lin - super quality stuff.

katsmom wrote:
*good lord those pictures are fuzzy! I must be shaking from all that unhealthy milk I've been drinking :lol:
Fuzzy due to milk shake.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: A new builder to be reckoned with.
PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 9:55 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Apr 16, 2000 3:17 pm
Location: Hong Kong
having only seen pictures, I can't make a good comparison. What I really liked about AJ's is that he has finished the insides. All the pictures I've seen of the insides of John's stuff are unfinished. Not to say John isn't a good builder.
If AJ could get those glue lines to hide :shock: He'd be truly amazing.

_________________
Rox's Rambling Blog
Katsmom's Puzzling Videos


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: A new builder to be reckoned with.
PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 11:17 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Mar 29, 2008 12:55 am
Location: WA, USA
aren't the glue lines almost signature though, and remind you that it has in fact, been custom made?

_________________
"This is Pretty off-topic"

"You are actually more off topic than me, you mentioned something on topic in the Off Topic forum."

"You more so for discussing the on-topic "off-topic" topic in the off-topic forum."


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: A new builder to be reckoned with.
PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 12:30 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jan 20, 2010 9:02 pm
Location: Guangzhou China
I'm glad you like it, to complete the puzzle, with a two-week plan was originally not so long, because during the day to work, can only be produced at night. Some stickers there are some small bubbles, but don't worry, it will disappear over time. :mrgreen:

_________________
AJ's Handmade puzzles: Facebook


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: A new builder to be reckoned with.
PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 12:37 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Apr 16, 2000 3:17 pm
Location: Hong Kong
Time isn't a problem for me. Well, not when I haven't prepaid. I've been waiting a year on one from Smaz :lol:

The bubbles he is referring to are very minor. There are only one or two stickers with them. Not sure why it happened though.

_________________
Rox's Rambling Blog
Katsmom's Puzzling Videos


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: A new builder to be reckoned with.
PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 5:01 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Sep 24, 2009 12:21 pm
Location: Chichester, England
I've seen some of his other puzzles, his finish is very clean. I hope one day I can build puzzles as well as he can.

_________________
3x3x3 single: 5.73 seconds.
3x3x3 average of five: 8.92 seconds.
3x3x3 average of twelve: 9.77 seconds.

Buy the Curvy Copter Skewb, NovaMinx, and more here!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: A new builder to be reckoned with.
PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2010 9:54 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu Feb 12, 2009 5:22 pm
Location: Massachusetts
elijah wrote:
aren't the glue lines almost signature though, and remind you that it has in fact, been custom made?

I agree. While I understand casting a puzzle is difficult (I've attempted and failed twice), I still think hand making is more valuable. Those lines remind/authenticate that it's been hand made, and not cast/mass produced.

_________________
-Jonny G.

f
Will you join the Rebelution?
The teenage rebellion against low expectations.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: A new builder to be reckoned with.
PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2010 9:56 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Apr 16, 2000 3:17 pm
Location: Hong Kong
I wasn't saying those glue lines were bad. I was trying to say, that was the only flaw I could find with the puzzle. It's insignificant. I like it. I wouldn't have bought it if it were rubbish.

_________________
Rox's Rambling Blog
Katsmom's Puzzling Videos


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: A new builder to be reckoned with.
PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 7:40 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 20, 2009 11:18 pm
Location: HONG KONG
katsmom wrote:
Time isn't a problem for me. Well, not when I haven't prepaid. I've been waiting a year on one from Smaz :lol:

The bubbles he is referring to are very minor. There are only one or two stickers with them. Not sure why it happened though.

waiting a year on one from Smaz .

because I want to give you a Beautiful cube. :lol: :lol: :lol:

_________________
my E-mail: smaz2012@yahoo.com.hk


my website: http://www.iq-puzzle.com.hk/


Image


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 10 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: MSNbot Media, rakaCN and 8 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

Forum powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group