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 Post subject: Eitan's Octex by QuirkyCubes
PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 10:46 pm 
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I just thought I'd showcase a puzzle transformation that I completed last year: nothing new, but still one of my favorite builds to date.



It's my copy of Eitan's Octex, handmade with a Master Skewb as a base. All of the extensions were made by gluing flat pieces of cardboard or plastic card around the pieces, then casting into them, either individually or while the puzzle was assembled. The cards would then be peeled off and the resin ground down into the correct shape.



I regret not taking more pictures of the building process. It was not efficient by any means but was a good method considering the resources that I had available.

Some cleanup/repair work was required after the assembled pours; some holes weren't plugged up completely and resin would leak into the mechanism.



It's stickered with Meffert's Skewb vinyl, supplied by Tony Fisher (thanks Tony!).

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 Post subject: Re: Eitan's Octex by QuirkyCubes
PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 12:14 am 
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Beautiful!

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 Post subject: Re: Eitan's Octex by QuirkyCubes
PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 12:54 am 
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I can't imagine how much work this was! Nice work, the final puzzle has me furrowing my brow to figure out the geometry.
Also, remembering my work in past years, it's so nice to see a hand built puzzle!

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 Post subject: Re: Eitan's Octex by QuirkyCubes
PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 1:37 am 
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I remember when I saw this puzzle first made. And, no offense Eitan, your's was incredible, but this one amazes me so much more. It's beautiful and it was built in such a wonderful way. I love this puzzle. Great job.


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 Post subject: Re: Eitan's Octex by QuirkyCubes
PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 10:19 pm 
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Nice puzzle. Eitan and QuirkyCubes.
Thank you for shared process pictures. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Eitan's Octex by QuirkyCubes
PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 3:29 pm 
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That's a beautiful puzzle.

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