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 Post subject: All my mods
PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 5:58 am 
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I've recently finished quite a few mods that I haven't posted about yet, so I decided to take some group pictures. These are all the mods I've ever done, new and old.

Two skewb mods: a 12-colours Skewb Ultimate and a Half-truncated Skewb, stickered to simulate a Skewb Diamond.
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Super Square-1 mods: regular SS-1, Star Prism, Dodecagonal Prism, 2-layered Star and 2-layered Sq-1. Stickers are actually from Cubesmith, except for those with the logo.
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Fisher's cube, Cuboctahedron, non-extended Windmill cube, 2x3x3 cuboid.
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Mini Siamese cubes, Rubik's 2x2x2 Hexagonal Dipyramid (12 colours), keychain Half-truncated cube, 1x1x1 and a 2x2x1 made from mini 2x2x2 cubes.
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12-colour Rhombic Dodecahedron, Octaminx, truncated Trajber's Octahedron and an octahedron from a keychain Pyramorphix.
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3x3x3 Octagonal Prism, 10-colours Alexander's star, tiled Bandaged 3x3x3 and a Square-1/2.
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 Post subject: Re: All my mods
PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 6:12 am 
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They all look perfect! I like the V-Siamese. :)


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 Post subject: Re: All my mods
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Yea, they are all perfectly done. I love the non-extended windmill cube :D . Its so cool and it reminds me of my favourite puzzle, the 2x2x3.

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 Post subject: Re: All my mods
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Thanks, guys. The V-siamese is from 2 Rubik's promotions cubes (34mm), so the V6 stickers fit perfectly. Hence the logo.

As for the Windmill, I also liked the 2x2x3 pattern when I saw it here, so I left it like that. In fact, that was before I finished the Fisher's cube, so I wasn't sure I was capable of extending it without making a mess :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: All my mods
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They're so very neat looking.

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 Post subject: Re: All my mods
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Very nice!!! Keep'em coming.


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 Post subject: Re: All my mods
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Keep'em coming.


I'm doing my best :D

I'm planning a 3x3x3 hexagonal dipyramid and a dino cube for my next mods (already started on the first and the rainbow cube should be in the mail soon), but I'm not sure I'll be able to find time for those right away. At least not for dino, I really want to make that one perfect.


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 Post subject: Re: All my mods
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Verry common mods, but outstanding work! These look factory made:D
That Rhombic Dodecahedron is just amazingly done.

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 Post subject: Re: All my mods
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Rhombic Dodecahedrii make my head hurt. How do they work? They just look like optical illusion Skewbs to me..

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 Post subject: Re: All my mods
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Alex wrote:
I've recently finished quite a few mods that I haven't posted about yet, so I decided to take some group pictures. These are all the mods I've ever done, new and old.

Mini Siamese cubes, Rubik's 2x2x2 Hexagonal Dipyramid (12 colours), keychain Half-truncated cube, 1x1x1 and a 2x2x1 made from mini 2x2x2 cubes.
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I don't see the 2x2x1 and what is that thing called in the middle that looks like a 2x4x4 cube

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 Post subject: Re: All my mods
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Oh wow! I want all of these! haha, all are amazing looking and sooo cool! I love all of them! Great job!

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 Post subject: Re: All my mods
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Darren Grewe wrote:
Alex wrote:
I've recently finished quite a few mods that I haven't posted about yet, so I decided to take some group pictures. These are all the mods I've ever done, new and old.

Mini Siamese cubes, Rubik's 2x2x2 Hexagonal Dipyramid (12 colours), keychain Half-truncated cube, 1x1x1 and a 2x2x1 made from mini 2x2x2 cubes.
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I don't see the 2x2x1 and what is that thing called in the middle that looks like a 2x4x4 cube

That is the 2x2x1. It just is not stickered like one. See the 4 2x2s (four corners) each is one corner on a 2x2x1.

That is probably really confusing. :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: All my mods
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:idea:! Now I see it!

Makes me wonder why he'd sticker it like that...

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 Post subject: Re: All my mods
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JonnyWhoopes wrote:
:idea:! Now I see it!

Makes me wonder why he'd sticker it like that...

I think it's a cool little way of throwing a catch into the stickering. Just a nifty way of throwing people off and forcing them to rethink the cube itself. Very cool!

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 Post subject: Re: All my mods
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JonnyWhoopes wrote:
Makes me wonder why he'd sticker it like that...


She'd sticker it like that because that way she could use the 5x5x5 tiles she had left over from stickering a mini 2x2x2 :wink:

I don't think I'll let anyone play with it before warning them, though, or I'll just end up with a pile of pieces.


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 Post subject: Re: All my mods
PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 4:21 am 
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They all look beautiful and expertly crafted.

I particularly like the non-extended Windmill. I prefer this shape to the extended one because of the visual similarity to a Slim Tower.


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 Post subject: Re: All my mods
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They all look beautiful and expertly crafted.

I particularly like the non-extended Windmill. I prefer this shape to the extended one because of the visual similarity to a Slim Tower.

Same Here!! Hahaha :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: All my mods
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The hexagonal dypiramid has mutated into a diamond. It's standard 6 colours + silver, but I'm not sure I like the silver stickers. I have to redo them anyway (been sloppy cutting them), so I might change my mind on the colour. Any suggestions? I have the standard 6 colours as well as pink, light purple, light blue, light green, gold and silver available.

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 Post subject: Re: All my mods
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You're windmill cube looks just like mine, except my stickers are a tad longer, for i truncated it practically against the rivet =\

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 Post subject: Re: All my mods
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how did you truncate the centers on the windmill?
did you fill them or was it just a minor cut that didnt affect the cube

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 Post subject: Re: All my mods
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RedRoost80 wrote:
You're windmill cube looks just like mine, except my stickers are a tad longer, for i truncated it practically against the rivet =\


I've noticed yours earlier today in your signature in another thread. :D

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how did you truncate the centers on the windmill?
did you fill them or was it just a minor cut that didnt affect the cube


I always cut the pieces before I fill them. You use less material that way and produce less possibly harmful dust. So, first cut, then sand roughly (if the cut wasn't very clean), then wash, fill slightly over the edge and sand down until perfectly flat :D

As for this particular centres, I first cut the rest of the pieces, then I put the cube together and sanded the centres to match. As always, I overcut slightly, and I stopped just short of sanding the metal screw. Once you have the basic shape down, you can take it apart to sand every individual piece until they all match.

The centres are not actually filled all the way, only around the circular wall surrounding the screws. Inside of the wall is empty and only covered by the sticker. Or you could try placing a piece of paper over the screw before filling that hole to ensure it'll still be turning afterwards. But then you could not adjust the tension later.


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 Post subject: Re: All my mods
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How did you make the 4x4x2, and is it fully functional?


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 Post subject: Re: All my mods
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I knew that one will be a big hit! :twisted: Anyway, your answer is a few posts up :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: All my mods
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The dino cube turned out way better than I expected. So did the 2x2x4 for that matter, but it still needs proper stickers. These are from a 3x3x3 and are slightly too small.


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 Post subject: Re: All my mods
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Beautiful, as always!
I really love your mods. So clean and perfected.

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 Post subject: Re: All my mods
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love the 2x2x4, it kind of shimmers, and the dino cube is very well made! Rainbow morphegg is a very cool idea, and I think you should sell sticker sheets so that people can sticker there own like that!

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 Post subject: Re: All my mods
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Thanks :D

I forgot to mention it before, I made the dino cube out of cd cases. I couldn't find any plastic sheet locally and I didn't have time to figure out how much McMaster would charge for international shipping. It turned out surprisingly well. It's about 1.2 mm thick and does not bend. Also, it's perfectly score-and-snappable.

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morphegg is a very cool idea, and I think you should sell sticker sheets so that people can sticker there own like that!


You can just buy them from Cubesmith and the shapes are sort of random (just whatever shapes I had on my template cardboard from previous puzzles).


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 Post subject: Re: All my mods
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Oh, ok, well still very cool! Sometimes random makes the best art, or in this case, puzzles!

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 Post subject: Re: All my mods
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Time for a little bump :D My 2x2x4 finally has decent stickers.

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I've also decided I really need an overlapping cube in my collection. I remember drooling all over my computer when it was first introduced. Now I finally have one :D It's not perfect, but considering how things looked half way through I'm quite pleased with the final result. Let's just say it's a lot of pieces, which means a lot of work.

I've reused most of the 4x4x4's center caps, only the center pieces are new (made from a plastic sheet). I've also used a bit of putty, superglue, plastic from left-over Super Square-1 pieces to make center caps (the not-visible part) and exactly one set of Cubesmith 4x4x4 stickers.

I have to go mix it up now. Yay :D

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 Post subject: Re: All my mods
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I'm so terribly jealous of these cubes. Such beautiful elegant hunks of plastic. Haha, nah, they are really great artwork. I truly do wish I could have them for my collection and it does my heart good seeing you were so kind as to bring them into this world.

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 Post subject: Re: All my mods
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that is one very nice looking overlapping cube! :D

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 Post subject: Re: All my mods
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Thank you both.

I've solved the Overlapping cube twice now. The centres can be solved like a 5x5x5 centres, except you may need to turn the sides you are working with 180 degrees so that the bandaged part of the mechanism is not in the way. There's just one frustrating thing about it - if you get the parity error when two edges need to be swapped and use the usual d2 r2 (Dd)2 r2 D2 r2 algorithm, it swaps two centre edges. :?

I'm working on another plastic sheet mod now. The pieces are done and only need to be glued to the core, then I have to sand and sticker it. I may also have to paint it, the sheet looks a bit greyish at the moment. It should be ready in a couple of days :D


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 Post subject: Re: All my mods
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Alex wrote:
I'm working on another plastic sheet mod now. It should be ready in a couple of days :D


Just in time, it seems, with Meffert's releasing the RX version any day now. This one is made from an old keychain skewb I had lying around and has to be handled quite carefully. I'll be glad to have the mass produced version soon, but this one should help me wait it out, so it's not a total waste :wink:

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Haha, you know, to be completely honest, I might just as soon have your version. It astounds me how perfect yours appear. I personally feel that having smooth surfaces and straight stickers is just as important as the puzzle itself. Your puzzles are just so professional in appearance. I am impressed beyond what words can say.

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 Post subject: Re: All my mods
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Thanks. :oops: (<-- this is me blushing, just imagine it's smiling)

I'm having an internal debate on whether or not to sticker it like this:
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The solution would then be the same as for skewb, but it wouldn't look as boring as it does with 4 colours (since you can never see all of them at the same time when it's solved).


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I think that would be a great way to sticker it! It would make you think about it a little differently when you were solving it. Probably throw you off a tad. Added challenge like that is always a plus!

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