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 Post subject: Tony Fisher's Fully Functional 3x3x5 auction
PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 1:34 pm 
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On Wednesday 9th April at 10pm a new eBay auction starts for one of my signed 3x3x5 cuboids. It's been over a year since the last one.

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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's Fully Functional 3x3x5 auction
PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 1:42 pm 
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Luckily I have already one, so there will be no stress watching the auction...

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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's Fully Functional 3x3x5 auction
PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 1:46 pm 
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Luckily I have already one, so there will be no stress watching the auction...


I know how you feel Georges. I can't wait to see what new ideas and puzzles Tony makes available for us this year.

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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's Fully Functional 3x3x5 auction
PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 1:48 pm 
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Mr.Twisty wrote:
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Luckily I have already one, so there will be no stress watching the auction...


I know how you feel Georges. I can't wait to see what new ideas and puzzles Tony makes available for us this year.


Neither can I and I think I'll have to attend DCD in October although my purse will surely be nearly empty after I will be back from the IPP in Prague.

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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's Fully Functional 3x3x5 auction
PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 2:17 pm 
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Georges,
I don't think you are supposed to disclose the location of the IPP until afterwards.

Nevertheless, I look forward to meeting you there. (For some reason I don't see a PM button under your posts, otherwise I'd have sent a PM)

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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's Fully Functional 3x3x5 auction
PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 4:08 pm 
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I'm already lucky to own one, too.
I can definitely confirm, that it is a high quality puzzle, which makes a lot of fun to play with.
If you have the chance to go with the biddings, do! You won't be disappointed.

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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's Fully Functional 3x3x5 auction
PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 4:13 pm 
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Georges, Frank and Mr.twisty have one. I think reeech has one (I think it was his first Tony fisher!), so it's look good for the rest of us!

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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's Fully Functional 3x3x5 auction
PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 7:20 pm 
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what were the selling prices for the other 3x3x5s?


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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's Fully Functional 3x3x5 auction
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The one sold in Janurary 07 went for 220 GBP (440 USD).
In March 06, it went for 301 GBP (601 USD)

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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's Fully Functional 3x3x5 auction
PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 7:51 pm 
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He does build great puzzles.

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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's Fully Functional 3x3x5 auction
PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 8:24 pm 
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I do not know if this will be offensive so no one needs to answer my question. But is this made of a 5x5x5 or a 3x3x3?

Always loving the puzzles tony though =D

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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's Fully Functional 3x3x5 auction
PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 8:28 pm 
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@Rick

Made up of 3x3, like jins i believe.

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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's Fully Functional 3x3x5 auction
PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 11:04 pm 
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darryl wrote:
Georges,
I don't think you are supposed to disclose the location of the IPP until afterwards.

Nevertheless, I look forward to meeting you there. (For some reason I don't see a PM button under your posts, otherwise I'd have sent a PM)

-d


Since for some time http://www.puzzleparty.org/ gives the location, I think I'm not divulging any secret.
Looking forward to meet you!

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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's Fully Functional 3x3x5 auction
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Rick Mazzante wrote:
I do not know if this will be offensive so no one needs to answer my question. But is this made of a 5x5x5 or a 3x3x3?

They are made from 5x5x5 cubes using my standard cuboid techniques. Although slightly bigger I prefer doing them this way since I don't have to interfere with the mechanism or build new parts to it. The movement is therefore all pure 5x5x5.

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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's Fully Functional 3x3x5 auction
PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2008 9:26 am 
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Georges wrote:
darryl wrote:
Georges,
I don't think you are supposed to disclose the location of the IPP until afterwards.

Nevertheless, I look forward to meeting you there. (For some reason I don't see a PM button under your posts, otherwise I'd have sent a PM)

-d


Since for some time http://www.puzzleparty.org/ gives the location, I think I'm not divulging any secret.
Looking forward to meet you!


Oops, I guess in they have relaxed a bit on the location. I guess it's just the more specifics now that shouldn't be disclosed.

(sorry to be off topic)
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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's Fully Functional 3x3x5 auction
PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2008 9:40 am 
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darryl wrote:

Oops, I guess in they have relaxed a bit on the location. I guess it's just the more specifics now that shouldn't be disclosed.

(sorry to be off topic)
-d


Some specifics: I'm going there by car :-)

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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's Fully Functional 3x3x5 auction
PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2008 3:13 pm 
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Tony Fisher wrote:
Rick Mazzante wrote:
I do not know if this will be offensive so no one needs to answer my question. But is this made of a 5x5x5 or a 3x3x3?

They are made from 5x5x5 cubes using my standard cuboid techniques. Although slightly bigger I prefer doing them this way since I don't have to interfere with the mechanism or build new parts to it. The movement is therefore all pure 5x5x5.


Thanks Tony i knew that you used the bigger cubes for the cuboids like these, i was just making sure though.

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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's Fully Functional 3x3x5 auction
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Dang i was wrong :cry:
Oh well good to know i suppose :D

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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's Fully Functional 3x3x5 auction
PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2008 8:05 pm 
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Yup. Very different puzzles. You can bet that Tony's puzzle turns fantastically as expected from the Eastsheen 5x5x5. My 3x3x5 was more of an exercise in what can be done with a standard rubik's cube more than anything. If I wanted one to play with I'd probably go with Tony's puzzle although ultimately I found the one I made to be a more mentally satisfying build. Plus if you do it right it can still turn pretty well, per my youtube video.

BTW mine was not an original idea. It stems from a blurry picture of Glen Heller's first work (seen in the puzzle database) followed up by Mr Okamoto's "grown tower." Tony's 4x4x6 could also be considered a progenitor. I just might have been the first person to say "you can make one with hand tools" and "here's how."

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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's Fully Functional 3x3x5 auction
PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 2:12 am 
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I am guessing Aleh was the first to actually build one. He kept pretty quiet about it but I can vaguely remember him saying recently that he'd made one years ago.
Mine was the same time as Katsuhiko Okamoto's around 2004 intended for that years Dutch Cube Day which I never actually went to. It was one of those slightly uncomfortable situations where both of us had been making a small batch without the other knowing.

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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's Fully Functional 3x3x5 auction
PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 2:41 am 
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Aleh made a 3x3x5? Hmm... Fascinating. Well her certainly has the hand building chops to do it, given his ability to make a scratch built 4x4x4.

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