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 Post subject: Icosahedral FTO
PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 3:21 pm 
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Hi,

after several months of not-presenting new creations I thought about new ways for presenting the puzzles of my newest batch. I already used the "one puzzle per day"-method but consider it inappropriate this batch. Then I recognized my orange name in the forum.
Therefore I want to present the newest entry in the museum:
http://twistypuzzles.com/cgi-bin/puzzle.cgi?pkey=1989

After Zhewei had beaten me with the 8-axis-puzzle-in-dodecahedral-shape I started an emergency-built for the icosahedral cousin.

BTW: I would not mind PM's if somebody wants to present his puzzles the same way in the future...

Andreas


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 Post subject: Re: Icosahedral FTO
PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 4:13 pm 
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Great work! The 8-axis-turning puzzle now exists physically in the forms of all the platonic solids!


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 Post subject: Re: Icosahedral FTO
PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 4:32 pm 
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That's one great looking puzzle!
Great idea with the straight to museum entry - should encourage everyone to do it like this.

Just one question....Where is the scrambled picture? :P The curator will not be happy! :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Icosahedral FTO
PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 4:55 pm 
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I love it. Great work as always. I find straight cut downs very satisfying to make.

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 Post subject: Re: Icosahedral FTO
PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 2:33 am 
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Great work. Beautiful shape!!


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 Post subject: Re: Icosahedral FTO
PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 12:30 pm 
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I love the icosahedron! :) Can you show a diagram of how to cut this?

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 Post subject: Re: Icosahedral FTO
PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 12:43 pm 
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Zzupler wrote:
Where is the scrambled picture? :P The curator will not be happy! :lol:
He is sitting right here and does not mind. :roll:
Tony got it right. Truncating-Only-Transformations are very satisfying...
and suitable for an emergency-build.

Regarding the cuts.
See the attached image.
The point were the cut faces and the original edges meet have a distance of 29mm for the tip of the non-truncated octahedron. Cutting down the existing stickers before truncating the body helps a lot.


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 Post subject: Re: Icosahedral FTO
PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 2:41 pm 
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Very nice puzzle. Possibly my favourite FTO mod. Well done. :)

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