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 Post subject: 3x3x4 cuboids for sale
PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 5:48 am 
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Recently I decided to give casting another whirl after enjoying the casting of a 3x3x4 last year. I have to say that casting is actually rather enjoyable once you get the hang of it. And with that I've decided to make a limited run of the puzzle. How limited? However many number of orders I receive within the next week, plus five more. The extra five will only end up in the hands of close lifelong friends of mine or their kin and one or two or those may possibly end up where you may not expect them. Once the week is up I'll announce how many orders were taken so that the bean counters can get an idea of how many will ultimately be out in the wild.

Hopefully I'll be able to save face and announce that at least six will be built in total but hopefully not too many as that would just give me a headache. One of this batch is already out in the wild, so to speak, but no one else will see it for quite a few years.

How to order: Send me an email with the following subject "3x3x4 order" to chrono (at) chrono (dot) org (please note that this is my email address). Include name, country of origin, and approximately when you want it (i.e. now or later, later meaning up to two months or so from now). Orders will generally be filled on a first come, first served basis.

All pieces are resin cast from molds made from my original masters. The core of the puzzle however is modified by hand (about 10 pieces). I just can't get myself to make a puzzle entirely from casting. Seems somehow wrong for me to do that. Here's a picture link to two unstickered 3x3x4s and are essentially ready to go. There are parts available for four more ready to go as well but the cores haven't been build yet. Production will run for up to two months or so, as needs dictate.

http://chrono.org/puzzlepics/3x3x4-castings.jpg

Price is $223 (That's US dollars) which will include shipping to anywhere that airmail can reasonably reach you. Standard discounts apply (if you have to ask, you probably don't get a discount ;) ). Just like the Ford Model T automobile, you can have your 3x3x4 in any color you like as long as that color is black. As usual, payment is only due when the puzzle is ready.

My original 3x3x4 thread:

viewtopic.php?f=9&t=6981

Youtube video link of my original 3x3x4:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8n7osYEQyo

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 Post subject: Re: 3x3x4 cuboids for sale
PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 11:07 am 
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Email sent, thanks for the opertunity to get one of these! :)


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 Post subject: Re: 3x3x4 cuboids for sale
PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 11:50 am 
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Wow. :shock: *Wishes I had the money* Goodluck with the business and lucky you to all who are getting one. ;)


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 Post subject: Re: 3x3x4 cuboids for sale
PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2009 1:27 am 
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Do i spy hand-made master pyraminx parts in the background? I've been thinking of making one out of my spare skewb diamond :)

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 Post subject: Re: 3x3x4 cuboids for sale
PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2009 2:01 pm 
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Scott Bedard wrote:
Do i spy hand-made master pyraminx parts in the background? I've been thinking of making one out of my spare skewb diamond :)


Hmmm... So it would seem...

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 Post subject: Re: 3x3x4 cuboids for sale
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Scott Bedard wrote:
Do i spy hand-made master pyraminx parts in the background? I've been thinking of making one out of my spare skewb diamond :)


wouldnt use an origional skewb diamond on a mod. Maybe make a skewb diamond, then make that into a master pyraminx.

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 Post subject: Re: 3x3x4 cuboids for sale
PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2009 8:49 pm 
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PotatoSpades22095 wrote:
Scott Bedard wrote:
Do i spy hand-made master pyraminx parts in the background? I've been thinking of making one out of my spare skewb diamond :)


wouldnt use an origional skewb diamond on a mod. Maybe make a skewb diamond, then make that into a master pyraminx.


A Master Pyraminx is worth a lot more then a Skewb Diamond. ;)


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 Post subject: Re: 3x3x4 cuboids for sale
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Taylor wrote:
That was my thought to, now that I've spent my whole day thinking how you would transform a Diamond Skewb into a Master Pyraminx, it wouldn't be to difficult but I want to see Jin's final puzzle. It much be pretty big.


I'm thinking the Master Pyraminx is closely related to the Master Skewb.

After all, one nickname for the Skewb is the Pyraminx Cube... :)

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 Post subject: Re: 3x3x4 cuboids for sale
PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2009 11:15 pm 
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The master pyraminx is much closer related to the regular skewb. And infact can be considered an intermediate mod of a skewb diamond. To transform a master skewb into a master pyraminx would take alot more work.

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 Post subject: Re: 3x3x4 cuboids for sale
PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2009 11:41 pm 
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aww man over 200 dollars! :( that stinks. perhaps i can try to make my own.

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 Post subject: Re: 3x3x4 cuboids for sale
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Fractangle wrote:

I'm thinking the Master Pyraminx is closely related to the Master Skewb.

After all, one nickname for the Skewb is the Pyraminx Cube... :)

A master skewb would make a master tetrahedron

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 Post subject: Re: 3x3x4 cuboids for sale
PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2009 12:53 am 
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cubedude10 wrote:
aww man over 200 dollars! :( that stinks. perhaps i can try to make my own.


It's a great deal, as you will find out when you try. :)
I've seen and handled one of these before, and they are first rate. The guy can REALLY fold paper in half. ;)

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 Post subject: Re: 3x3x4 cuboids for sale
PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2009 1:10 am 
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io wrote:
cubedude10 wrote:
aww man over 200 dollars! :( that stinks. perhaps i can try to make my own.


It's a great deal, as you will find out when you try. :)
I've seen and handled one of these before, and they are first rate. The guy can REALLY fold paper in half. ;)


I've never even seen or held one. but I dont have the money to buy it :? i wish i did this is my favorite cuboid

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 Post subject: Re: 3x3x4 cuboids for sale
PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2009 3:10 am 
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The skewb diamond was in part necessary because the extensions are hollow and of consistent proportion. Starting from scratch in some ways would improve its look just a touch (the skew diamond has really rounded tips...) but I think it's fine for a hand made one-shot puzzle I intend to keep for myself lest people find out just how pathetic my collection of puzzles has become. I just can't seem to leave good puzzles alone and many end up in ziplock bags after being broken down.

Ultimately I would prefer to use something else but for how it is a good base for such a puzzle... But it is a bit off topic. :) I'll release pictures of the finished puzzle within a week or so. When it's actually finished. But it's close.

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 Post subject: Re: 3x3x4 cuboids for sale
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io wrote:
cubedude10 wrote:
aww man over 200 dollars! :( that stinks. perhaps i can try to make my own.


It's a great deal, as you will find out when you try. :)
I've seen and handled one of these before, and they are first rate. The guy can REALLY fold paper in half. ;)


Haha. I know what you mean. When I went to visit him, he had me try the paper folding. Very hard to get it just right.

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 Post subject: Re: 3x3x4 cuboids for sale
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I recently purchased one of Jin's 3x3x4 cuboids, and it was worth every penny...


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