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 Post subject: RyanA's Icosidodecahedron (Tony Fisher Design)
PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:17 am 
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I had a spare Skewb Ultimate, so I decided to make this; an Icosidodecahedron, originally made by Tony Fisher.

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It was really fun to build and allowed me to develop a good technique for accurately truncating pieces. I cut the stickers by hand from sheets of vinyl; all of the colours are unique and I used White for the truncated areas

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Looking back though, I probably would have used thinner plastic sheet, as in my opinion, the capped pieces stand a little too tall for my liking. I also made a massive schoolboy error; I removed the springs and ball bearings from the corners so I could truncate, sand and spray paint the pieces, however I forgot the put them back in and glued the pieces down too well, so as a result the puzzles turning is hindered slightly.

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Thanks for looking :)
Ryan

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 Post subject: Re: RyanA's Icosidodecahedron (Tony Fisher Design)
PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:24 am 
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Nice.
On mine I took the truncation fractionally further to allow for the thickness of the plastic sheet.

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 Post subject: Re: RyanA's Icosidodecahedron (Tony Fisher Design)
PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 5:16 am 
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Well made.
Now extend the pentagonal faces...


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 Post subject: Re: RyanA's Icosidodecahedron (Tony Fisher Design)
PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 9:06 am 
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Nice "truncation"

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