I just finished my copy of Tony Fisher's Mental Block
. I have been working on this on and off for about 2 months now and I am very pleased with the result.
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Size comparison with a 3x3:
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It was made by extending a skewb with 3mm ABS sheet, cut with scissors. The sheet was glued onto the skewb with hot glue and gaps were filled with black Milliput.
I cannot tell you how many times I filled, then sanded, then painted, the gaps on this puzzle. I estimate about 20 hours total build time, if I had taken my time early in the build it probably would have been around 3 hours.
Puzzle was spray painted with brown primer, then 2 coats of black gloss and a coat of silicone spray.
Stickers were hand cut from Cubesmith Oracal Vinyl and superglued on. This took about 2 hours.
Turning is good, but it is just a little loose and pops a bit, maybe once every 3 solves.
Video soon. Maybe.
Credit goes to Tony for the idea, thank you for the inspiration.
This puzzle build was great practice for what I hope to be a prosperous future in puzzles, it's my new favorite. While my skill is limited, I am getting better (Only my 2nd mod)
I will not be selling this puzzle because it is my baby, and also because it is against Tony's rules. But I wouldn't sell it anyway.
Thanks for looking,
PS. Scrambled pic, its not too hard to solve:
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