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 Post subject: Distorted Dodecahedron (VIDEO ADDED)
PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 2:19 pm 
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Hi everyone,

So, most of you probably know by now that I try my best to build my puzzles with the highest quality possible and that I take pride in trying to make the puzzle look as symmetrical as possible (ie, tetrahedrons, dodecahedrons, and cubes with faces of the same measurements). When I decided to build this puzzle I thought I would try something a little different so that I could maintain a high quality puzzle but have it look distorted. So, I decided to build a Distorted Dodecahedron.

The measurements were made like a regular dodecahedron but I took each side and adjusted the angle slightly so that each face would be slightly different before cutting

The puzzle was made using a Axis Cube. All of the pieces were capped with ABS plastic sheet and the pieces were filled using black apoxie sculpt. All of the gold stickers were machine cut using the vinyl that was purchased from Cubesmith.

I hope to have video up soon. Hope you enjoy.

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 Post subject: Re: Distorted Dodecahedron
PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 2:24 pm 
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Beautiful. That's all I can say. One of your best pieces of work in my opinion. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Distorted Dodecahedron
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wow! that is SO impressive work! How did you actually do that?
Oh! I just see now just why you call it distorted! The pentagonal faces are not correct.
did you plan it out before, or did you work your way through it?

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As far as quality goes, the only thing I notice is the scuffing on the stickers which is nigh impossible to avoid. Great work!

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Beautiful
I like it.

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 Post subject: Re: Distorted Dodecahedron
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Great job!

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 Post subject: Re: Distorted Dodecahedron (VIDEO ADDED)
PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2010 11:12 am 
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thanks for the kind words. Here is the link to the video if you would like to take a look.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJ6-aTAdavs

Sigurd wrote:
wow! that is SO impressive work! How did you actually do that?
Oh! I just see now just why you call it distorted! The pentagonal faces are not correct.
did you plan it out before, or did you work your way through it?


I measured it out first to be an Axis Dodecahedron but before I cut into it I decided to try something different. When cutting I just went on a different small angle from the measurements I made. I hope that makes sense.

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 Post subject: Re: Distorted Dodecahedron (VIDEO ADDED)
PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2010 4:28 pm 
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Very well made. One thing that I usually don't like about shape shifting puzzles is how awkward they can become to handle; being quite close to a sphere, your puzzle seems like a very comfortable puzzle to play with.


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