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 Post subject: A 2x2 variation
PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 1:03 pm 
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Hello again.
Here are progress shots from my latest mod.
I have created this from scratch, using a mini 2x2 as the core.
My goal was to create a puzzle that was new and unique, as well as, my favourite, a shape shifting cuboid.

I avoided rotating the core on more axis so as to make it easier on my brain for now.
It was designed in 2D in Adobe Illustrator, and fabricated out of styrene sheeting*.

I used super glue to attach sides, with Apoxy Sculpt to reinforce.
Hand cut stickers out of self adhesive vinyl purchased at a local art store.

Any feedback is appreciated.

*Styrene sheeting can be usually be found locally, or online. A local plastics company will be way cheaper. 50 bucks got me 48 1'x1' sheets.
Google and a telephone are your friends.


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File comment: Labels designed in Illustrator, printed and transferred to vinyl with sharp point, and then cut with a sharp blade.
Finished.

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File comment: Sanded and polished using wet sandpaper from 350 to 1200 grit and then bond paper and dremmel tool polish. Assembled and ready to sticker.
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File comment: One layer done, and then attached to the core.
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File comment: Insides reinforced with Apoxy Sculpt,
and small outside imperfections are filled.

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File comment: All edges chamfered so I didn't have to account for the width of the sheeting. Super glued directly to the mini 2x2 edges.
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File comment: Designed in Adobe Illustrator, printed and transferred to styrene sheeting with a compass point. Then cut with a sharp knife.
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 Post subject: Re: A 2x2 variation
PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 2:00 am 
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This is really nice!
I admire your skill with plastic sheet!


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 Post subject: Re: A 2x2 variation
PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 2:54 am 
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Excellent work, and thanks for all the progress pictures!

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 Post subject: Re: A 2x2 variation
PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 3:50 am 
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Great puzzles..

I think this is how every member should post their mods.. a very nice & informative post..

Maulana


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 Post subject: Re: A 2x2 variation
PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 1:10 am 
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Hello again,

I have changed to an all chrome sticker scheme.

I have hand cut all stickers from vinyl purchased at a local art store.
I created the pattern in Adobe Illustrator, printed the pattern out, transferred to the vinyl with a sharp point, cut with an sharp blade and a ruler, and trimmed corners.

I have named the cube the Bump and Grind 2x2.

Here are some new photos.

Thank you.


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 Post subject: Re: A 2x2 variation
PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 1:23 am 
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Great job! So nice to see a hand built puzzle here, and it looks really nice.

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 Post subject: Re: A 2x2 variation
PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 4:46 am 
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Very nice, I really like this puzzle, great work.

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