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 Post subject: Bizarre Barrel (custom puzzle)
PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2011 12:25 pm 
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This is my third puzzle of the day. As the name suggests, it's a barrel, and it's bizarre :lol:

The cuts are the same as on a junior barrel, but they are duplicated at an angle of... about 30° I think ^^

It's hard to explain the puzzle itself so you'll just have to see for yourself ;)

I will not be selling this puzzle unless requested otherwise. The reason for this decision is because it doesn't turn so well. The problem with it is that those pointy triangular pieces tend to sink, which provokes a bit of interference in the turning of the puzzle, also making the puzzle a bit squishy :?

Don't get me wrong, though, it's very playable, and in fact... quite hard to solve :mrgreen: :scrambled:

If I do end up selling it due to a request from someone, I will give it a low price (100 or lower $) because I didn't plan on putting a lot of markup anyways on this one :)

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Enjoy (if you still can:lol: )

- Greg

EDIT: the video is not a good file either, i'll post a new one tomorrow

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 Post subject: Re: Bizarre Barrel (custom puzzle)
PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2011 12:27 pm 
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:shock: , woah, that's an weird and a cool puzzle.

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 Post subject: Re: Bizarre Barrel (custom puzzle)
PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2011 1:30 pm 
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Ah, so this is the bizarre barrel. It looks very nice! (I would sell it if I were you, someone might want to buy it)

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 Post subject: Re: Bizarre Barrel (custom puzzle)
PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2011 2:04 pm 
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Very cool puzzle! I've been wanting to see a Split style puzzle with more splits. Very cool. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Bizarre Barrel (custom puzzle)
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@Portal1920: If someone PM's me and wants to buy one, I will fix a price and post it here.

@Luke: so how does it feel to see the first puzzle i've hidden from you ? :lol: :lol: :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Bizarre Barrel (custom puzzle)
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Greg with another gerat looking puzzle


Thank you for the pics.

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 Post subject: Re: Bizarre Barrel (custom puzzle)
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Nice puzzle! The reason for the sinking is because at the places where 4 pieces meet at one point, there are fillets that remove material from all 4 points. I'm not sure if this is avoidable in this puzzle, but I ran into the same problem on the puzzle that I will be posting sometime this weekend.

Well done, in any event.

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 Post subject: Re: Bizarre Barrel (custom puzzle)
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pirsquared wrote:
Nice puzzle! The reason for the sinking is because at the places where 4 pieces meet at one point, there are fillets that remove material from all 4 points. I'm not sure if this is avoidable in this puzzle, but I ran into the same problem on the puzzle that I will be posting sometime this weekend.

Well done, in any event.

-Eitan


That is correct for forced sinking, but there is also unforced sinkings on my prototype probably because it's a tolerance misprint.

Thanks Jhahoua :)

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 Post subject: Re: Bizarre Barrel (custom puzzle)
PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 5:05 am 
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Indeed. Very bizarre.
And thank your for editing your images. 8-)


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 Post subject: Re: Bizarre Barrel (VIDEO ADDED)
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I uploaded the video ! Enjoy :D

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