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 Post subject: Matt's Pentagonal Domino
PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 8:53 pm 
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Hello all puzzlers. I bring to you today my pentagonal domino. I designed this puzzle some time back with no means of planning on building it. Somehow I ended up building it anyway. This puzzle was casted, mainly because I wanted it to be in proportion to a 3x3 and not spend a ton of money for a full print. It was casted in SmoothCast 300Q, and the molds were made from MoldMax 30. I am extremely pleased with how aligned the pieces are, and how clean cut it looks. I am also very happy with the turning of it. It is very smooth and rarely locks up. This puzzle has minor stability issues, for the corners wobble a little. The stickers were cut by Mindstormscreator with his vinyl cutter. These professional stickers add to the clean finish. This puzzle will most likely not be for sale, because I enjoy it very much.

Hope you enjoy it too!
Matt B.

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 Post subject: Re: Matt's Pentagonal Domino
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Very nice. What mechanism did you use? I love my Mini Split Pentagonal Domino; it's very fun! :)

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SEBUVER wrote:
Very nice. What mechanism did you use? I love my Mini Split Pentagonal Domino; it's very fun! :)


It uses a Spindle Mechanism. Also, I have added a video link.

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After seeing the video, I've noticed the puzzle is a bit loose. Is there any reason for this? On my Split Pent Domino, which also uses the spindle mechanism, it seems to be anything but loose.

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 Post subject: Re: Matt's Pentagonal Domino
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May I play with it :P ? It looks very nice, and I like the fact that it is larger, and therefore not "fumbly". Definitely something to be admired.

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 Post subject: Re: Matt's Pentagonal Domino
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SEBUVER wrote:
After seeing the video, I've noticed the puzzle is a bit loose. Is there any reason for this? On my Split Pent Domino, which also uses the spindle mechanism, it seems to be anything but loose.

I think the main reason for the puzzle being so loose is that the entire puzzle is casted. Also The corner piece has a some what thin corner stalk.

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