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 Post subject: Master Octahedron
PostPosted: Sat Sep 11, 2010 10:14 pm 
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I just finished this puzzle up today, after a week or so of tinkering. It is printed in Shapeways WSF material. I lost one of the parts in the dyeing process (which for me involves an outdoor fire and garden hose :wink: ) but got it replaced last week. I just finished the stickers today and this is the result:

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I'm pretty happy with this puzzle. I feel that I got the size just right (65mm edges, same height as a rubiks 3x3x3). The inner slices turn very smoothly and can cut corners. The outer slices can be a bit tricky to turn, but once you learn how to turn the puzzle they turn very smoothly as well. Video soon explaining what I mean by this.

I plan on selling this in a BIN ebay auction soon, so keep an eye out in the Marketplace!

(Also, I FINALLY discovered a good method for getting cyanoacrylate glue to cure onto SLS! Sprinkle a bit of baking soda on the joint and it cures instantly.)

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 Post subject: Re: Master Octahedron
PostPosted: Sat Sep 11, 2010 10:16 pm 
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Very nice, Garrett! I love the look :D

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 Post subject: Re: Master Octahedron
PostPosted: Sat Sep 11, 2010 10:43 pm 
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wow, it look awesome !


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 Post subject: Re: Master Octahedron
PostPosted: Sat Sep 11, 2010 10:52 pm 
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At first I expected it to be to a FTO what the 4x4x4 is to the 3x3x3 from the first picture,
But, it looks great! Very high quality and sounds like it's quite small too! 3x3x3 size you say?

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 Post subject: Re: Master Octahedron
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Awesome! I really love octahedrons! I may seem thick in asking this but, I can't work out which puzzle this is based on. I know the normal one is a 3x3x3, but is this a 4x4x4? I really can't tell.

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 Post subject: Re: Master Octahedron
PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2010 6:30 am 
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classic!! I love it!! Did you design this one yourself?

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 Post subject: Re: Master Octahedron
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I love it! It looks fantastic! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Master Octahedron
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SEBUVER wrote:
Awesome! I really love octahedrons! I may seem thick in asking this but, I can't work out which puzzle this is based on. I know the normal one is a 3x3x3, but is this a 4x4x4? I really can't tell.


It's closer to a 5x5 actually. A 4x4 octahedron would have cuts going down the middle in all directions.


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 Post subject: Re: Master Octahedron
PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2010 9:45 am 
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Garrett, that looks lovely! Master it is!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Master Octahedron
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Jared wrote:
SEBUVER wrote:
Awesome! I really love octahedrons! I may seem thick in asking this but, I can't work out which puzzle this is based on. I know the normal one is a 3x3x3, but is this a 4x4x4? I really can't tell.


It's closer to a 5x5 actually. A 4x4 octahedron would have cuts going down the middle in all directions.




Actually the best analogy for this puzzle is Tony Fisher's cross cube.


Great puzzle Garrett, I hope to own one someday!

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 Post subject: Re: Master Octahedron
PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2010 4:03 pm 
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Garrett wrote:
(Also, I FINALLY discovered a good method for getting cyanoacrylate glue to cure onto SLS! Sprinkle a bit of baking soda on the joint and it cures instantly.)

That's exellent info. Builders take note of it!

How did you learn it?


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 Post subject: Re: Master Octahedron
PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2010 4:17 pm 
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Thanks for all the feedback guys! Glad everyone likes it. The puzzle has been claimed by a private buyer so I will not be selling it on Ebay as planned.

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Garrett wrote:
(Also, I FINALLY discovered a good method for getting cyanoacrylate glue to cure onto SLS! Sprinkle a bit of baking soda on the joint and it cures instantly.)

That's exellent info. Builders take note of it!

How did you learn it?


I don't remember exactly how I learned it but its one of the most useful tips I've ever come across. It's especially useful for joining plastic sheet. I actually learned that trick a while ago but I didn't think of it for this use!

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 Post subject: Re: Master Octahedron
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Video uploaded!

And eric is right, this is most closely related to the 3x3x3 cross cube.

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 Post subject: Re: Master Octahedron
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wow just imagine a master fto

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 Post subject: Re: Master Octahedron
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Are you going to offer this puzzle in your Shapeways shop?

please say yes... :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: Master Octahedron
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Nice work!!
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wow just imagine a master fto


http://twistypuzzles.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=216460#p216460

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 Post subject: Re: Master Octahedron
PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2010 11:16 pm 
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oh! so the master FTO actually was made at some point in time, I missed out on that...

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