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 Post subject: Pillowed Fisher Cube
PostPosted: Sun Dec 12, 2010 8:30 pm 
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Hello Twisty Puzzlers. I'd like to introduce my first ever mod: a simple spin on an old mod: The Pillowed Fisher Cube!

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This puzzle has taken me about 2 months actually, but only maybe 10 hours total time. The reason it took so long is my indiscisiveness!

It started as an old Rubik's store-bought that was filled with Vaseline and barely even turned. I decided to make my first ever mod from it.
I first made a circular barrel. But then I truncated that into an octogonal barrel. Then I decided to make a fisher Cube instead. Then I pillowed it (with sandpaper) to add origionality!
I then painstakingly sanded and spray painted all of the parts with old black paint I had laying around. I lubed it with CRC and removed the Vaseline.

The stickers were hand-cut using Cubesmith Vinyl, with Scissors. Not bad for a first try, eh?


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Here is how much it is pillowed.
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As you can see, all sides are pillowed.



To my knowledge, this Puzzle HAS been made before but no pictures or topic ever made.
Again, go easy, this is my first mod.

Stay tuned for my next Skewb-Based mod which just needs to be refined a bit! (it's another Tony Fisher Puzzle)
Thanks to Tony Fisher for The original cube idea and to my parents for the money for the vinyl and Milliput!


EDIT: Here is a scrambled pic. Enjoy!

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 Post subject: Re: Pillowed Fisher Cube
PostPosted: Sun Dec 12, 2010 8:33 pm 
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Nice! I really like it and looks very well made. I was just thinking about how I've never seen one of these. Well done!


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 Post subject: Re: Pillowed Fisher Cube
PostPosted: Sun Dec 12, 2010 10:57 pm 
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Looks like bread :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Pillowed Fisher Cube
PostPosted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 2:14 am 
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Not bad at all. I love it! Great for you first mod too! I hope you'll keep on making new and awesome puzzles.

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 Post subject: Re: Pillowed Fisher Cube
PostPosted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 6:32 am 
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how did you pillowed it? did you use another material to have that perfect pillowing? i really like your mod!!! wel done. :D :D :D

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 Post subject: Re: Pillowed Fisher Cube
PostPosted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 8:04 am 
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great mod, you are very talented

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 Post subject: Re: Pillowed Fisher Cube
PostPosted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 1:03 pm 
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Nice.

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 Post subject: Re: Pillowed Fisher Cube
PostPosted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 8:16 pm 
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Thanks for the nice comments everybody, especially Tony :D

And to hex, I pillowed it by duct taping sandpaper to the inside of a 5 gallon bucket and sliding the puzzle up and down. Not the most effective way to do things but It makes for a very nice looking final product.

And in case anybody asks, the gaps were first filled with mighty putty because it is cheap and they sell it at stores, and later black Milliput because I wanted to test it as I have never used it.

Another funny thing to point out is that the paint that I used was the only can of black paint that I had on hand, which was actually designed to make any desired surface into a chalkboard! :lol: So I could have just colored on stickers with sidewalk chalk if I wanted to.

On a sidenote, my sister (an artist) just bought over 100 cans of spray paint AFTER I finished the puzzle after some guys home was foreclosed on, she paid only 10 cents a can!

Thanks again everyone for the encouragement, I hope to finish my Classified Puzzle #1 in about a week and my Classified Puzzle #2 after I get the cubes for Christmas. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Pillowed Fisher Cube
PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 7:08 pm 
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Wow, this is amazing, I will have to try to replicate this beauty sometime :D

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 Post subject: Re: Pillowed Fisher Cube
PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 12:03 pm 
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Look Very nice


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