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 Post subject: 6x6 Evil Twin
PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 6:04 pm 
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greetings, all.

for your amusement, here's a 6x6 Evil Twin.

it's built on two QJ 4x4's, with a post connecting the two cores for additional stability. extensions are made with blank dice, sanded to size.
it measures 9cm to a side, and weighs about 715g, or a little over a pound and a half. this makes it a bit of a beast, especially as it unfolds; but despite the weight, rotation is fairly smooth. the use of inexpencive dice was intended to lend simplicity to the construction (the first attempt involved reshaping extra cubies with a Dremel and Milliput); but my quest for dice whose dimensions exactly matched the dimensions of the cubies on the puzzle proved unsuccessful.

given how prolific the puzzlebuilders on this forum are, i can't believe i'm the first to build one of these, but i can't find a mention of one anywhere. i'd be very interested to hear how someone else approached this, whether the project was successful or not.

.cheers
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 Post subject: Re: 6x6 Evil Twin
PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 6:12 pm 
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Wow.. you sure picked one heck of a core to build this with ;)

Very well done, it looks beautiful.


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 Post subject: Re: 6x6 Evil Twin
PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 6:56 pm 
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Awesome! I would love one of these - the 4x4 Evil twins is one of my favourite puzzles :)

This is really well done too, it looks great.

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 Post subject: Re: 6x6 Evil Twin
PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 1:59 am 
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Hi,
As evil twin this is indeed a new puzzle.

The siamese cube inside of it has already been there:
http://twistypuzzles.com/cgi-bin/puzzle.cgi?pkey=660
Years ago I rebuilt one sample too. I am afraid my built was less ambitious.

Anyway: Great built.


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