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 Post subject: Cheeseblock
PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 12:03 am 
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Hi everyone, this is the Cheeseblock, designed by Taylor Howell. It was cast in smooth cast 300 and then dyed with black RIT dye and then spray painted. I decided to dye the puzzle after a post by Timur about his master face turning octahedron that said, " I'm not sure, but boiling might be a good means against sticker bubbling later on." I am going to see how the stickers hold up and then post in the bubbling stickers thread if this technique works. The cheeseblock was first made in 2008 from a square 1 by the.drizzle here. this design uses a 2x2 as a base puzzle, and i used a lan lan 2x2 with an adjustable core. Here are pictures and a video enjoy!

-Kevin Uhrik

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 Post subject: Re: Cheeseblock
PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 12:09 am 
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Very nice. I love how you do your signature. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Cheeseblock
PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 12:13 am 
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Beautiful. I love it! I am curious as to how you made this.

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 Post subject: Re: Cheeseblock
PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 12:42 am 
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Very nice Kevin! Timur was the builder of the first Master FTO though. He was also the first to test dying Smooth Cast 300 as well. Konassen now owns it and I am sure he can comment if it still bubbles or not.

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 Post subject: Re: Cheeseblock
PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 12:46 am 
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Synester wrote:
Very nice Kevin! Timur was the builder of the first Master FTO though. He was also the first to test dying Smooth Cast 300 as well. Konassen now owns it and I am sure he can comment if it still bubbles or not.

Chris Hemerich


Oh thank you, I do not know how I got the names mixed up, I edit it to read Timur now. I would like to know from how the stickers on the master face turning octahedron are holding up if Konassen is reading this.

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 Post subject: Re: Cheeseblock
PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 12:55 am 
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Great! Finally, I saw a puzzle earlier than it was posted in this forum. Thank you Kevin.

I do agree that the turning is very smooth and aligning centers is annoying. If the centers were cut into 8 pieces instead of 6, you wouldn't have to re-align centers when you solved the 2x2x2.


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 Post subject: Re: Cheeseblock
PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:18 am 
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That looks great! It must be a bit of a pain to align the centers though. That's the only thing I don't like about them; I still want one though! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Cheeseblock
PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 3:08 am 
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Beautiful puzzle, Kevin!

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 Post subject: Re: Cheeseblock
PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 3:42 am 
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I also saw it (and met schuma) at the recent Berkeley competition. Movement was solid and very smooth. Great job Kevin!

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 Post subject: Re: Cheeseblock
PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:34 pm 
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I really like the cheeseblock its a very unique puzzle. Nice job.

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