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 Post subject: Best 3x3 for modding?
PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 6:53 pm 
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I'm probably going to making a simple 3x3 mod soon, a unique one. I was just wondering if there was any difference between certain 3x3s in modding.
I just need to find a drill press... :roll:
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 Post subject: Re: Best 3x3 for modding?
PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 7:28 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Best 3x3 for modding?
PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:24 pm 
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I've had the same problem.
Of the couple mods I've made, 1 was of a Rubiks Cube, and the other of a Dayan Zhanchi
The Zhanchi worked fine, but the Rubiks brand doesnt have removable caps, and the plastic isn't ideal for modding. I don't have enough money though to buy a bunch of cubes and find which one is best :cry:

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 Post subject: Re: Best 3x3 for modding?
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One thing to note: While it is worth it to practice with a cheap junk cube for learning, be careful not to start with a junk cube for something you intend to finish.

The quality of the underlying puzzle will always be there even if you make your mod nice. So when I started, for example on my Kilominx I used a cheap Chinese Megaminx and although it looks nice it won't ever really move well.

So choose something decent, at the very least.

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 Post subject: Re: Best 3x3 for modding?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 3:30 am 
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You could always do what I do; I wait to find a standard modern Rubik's 3x3 in a charity shop (this never takes long), then each time I find one it'll be modded in some way into a new puzzle for my collection.

This way the cubes practically won't cost you anything, and I personally think that with the thicker plastic Rubik's Cubes are pretty good for modding. Except that the centres are press fitted into the core, so you'll have to pop pieces when assembling/disassembling.

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