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 Post subject: Four puzzles of last month
PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2008 11:48 am 
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Hi,
this four puzzles were finally finished be my yesterday.
I thank the various inventors for their designs.


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 Post subject: Re: Four puzzles of last month
PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2008 12:08 pm 
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interesting puzzles

Imlike the 4x4x4 mod :shock: well done

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 Post subject: Re: Four puzzles of last month
PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2008 12:26 pm 
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Left to right: 4x4x4 Fisher Cube, 3x3 transformation into a dodecahedron, Rainbow Cube transformed into an octahedron, and finally a 2x2 rhombic dodecahedron.


Fantastic puzzles. I'm envious.

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 Post subject: Re: Four puzzles of last month
PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2008 12:50 pm 
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Great job! My favorite is the dodecahedron.

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 Post subject: Re: Four puzzles of last month
PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2008 1:46 pm 
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There are 2 dodecahedra. :P

Anyway, good work. They all look very cleanly-made.


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 Post subject: Re: Four puzzles of last month
PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2008 2:15 pm 
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blade740 wrote:
There are 2 dodecahedra. :P

Anyway, good work. They all look very cleanly-made.

I did not mean the rhombic dodecahedron, even though I think that one came out really well too.

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 Post subject: Re: Four puzzles of last month
PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2008 9:15 pm 
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i really like the face turning octohedron

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 Post subject: Re: Four puzzles of last month
PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2008 3:17 am 
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Nice work. Beatifully executed. It's good to get stuff finished!


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 Post subject: Re: Four puzzles of last month
PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2008 10:47 am 
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Thank you guys.

Has the 3x3x3-Truncation ever been done in plastic?
I took the idea from a wooden realization.


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 Post subject: Re: Four puzzles of last month
PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2008 10:57 am 
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Anthony Greenhill made a plastic version similar to yours. His seemed to be much larger.

Aleh Hladzilin also made a plastic one, however his seemed to be of a different 3x3 orientation.

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 Post subject: Re: Four puzzles of last month
PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2008 5:07 pm 
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Great job!
How is the 3x3x3 dodecahedron made?

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 Post subject: Re: Four puzzles of last month
PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2008 4:03 am 
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It is done the simple way:
Truncating, filling, truncating, filling, ... painting, stickering.


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 Post subject: Re: Four puzzles of last month
PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2008 7:37 am 
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Cool!
And another question.
What do you use to fill the pieces?

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 Post subject: Re: Four puzzles of last month
PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2008 9:39 am 
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so beautiful , I would like to build one but I still don't understand how you build that even with the pictures.
Really nice job on your mods.


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 Post subject: Re: Four puzzles of last month
PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2008 10:40 am 
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Wow! I have always wondered how to build that. I will have to get around to this soon. I always thought that it would be a lot more complicated than that. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Four puzzles of last month
PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2008 7:34 pm 
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Fantastic. I never realized a Dodecahedron could be made it that fashion.

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 Post subject: Re: Four puzzles of last month
PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2008 2:40 am 
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@Alokin:
Simple answer: I used "UHU Plus" (Epoxy glue)

@Simon45
Thanks for the compliment.
Look a the first picture. Could you build that? If yes. Just repeat the process with the other 2 dimensions.

@Noah
I didn't realize it, too. I have seen the idea somewhere else a while ago. It was realized in wood (!) and I deleted the picture afterwards.


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 Post subject: Re: Four puzzles of last month
PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2008 6:01 pm 
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So what kinda of puzzle might you compare this too? it looks fantasticly fun, and a fairly simple build [nothing fancy, just cutting and filling, which I think I could do for a first mod. Or am I underestimating the extreme difficulty of puzzle building?]


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 Post subject: Re: Four puzzles of last month
PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2008 8:35 pm 
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Wow, I've been trying to figure out a way to make the 3x3 dodecahedron for a while, but I though you had to extend all the pieces...I've got to try that now...


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 Post subject: Re: Four puzzles of last month
PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2008 10:31 pm 
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Do you plan on selling any of these? I have a thing for the 2x2 rhombic dodecahedron ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Four puzzles of last month
PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 10:52 am 
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Politely Owned wrote:
So what kinda of puzzle might you compare this too? it looks fantasticly fun, and a fairly simple build [nothing fancy, just cutting and filling, which I think I could do for a first mod. Or am I underestimating the extreme difficulty of puzzle building?]


Compare? In which respect?
Compared in respect of building difficulty it is a more time consuming Half Truncated Cube. And here is my advice: You should build the Half truncated Cube before this one. Or even better: the quarter Truncated Cube.

@ professorcube5x5:
You are not the first one with this kind of question and since the first question was via PM I will stay silent about the senders identity.
To be honest, I have to say that much: I don't like building the same puzzle twice. Especially this four things were really time consuming.


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 Post subject: Re: Four puzzles of last month
PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 12:53 pm 
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I understand what you mean, most of time when I plan to build a puzzle and then sell it, I finished the puzzle and I'm falling in love with him ... lol. Seriously I understand what you mean, your four puzzle most take a big ammount of time. I would like to know if the rainbow mods take a long time to make, I've already seen it on the forum and found it amazing. Thanks


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 Post subject: Re: Four puzzles of last month
PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 11:40 am 
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Simon45 wrote:
I would like to know if the rainbow mods take a long time to make, I've already seen it on the forum and found it amazing. Thanks

Yes. It took a really long time, because I used the wrong method. I applied Apoxie Sculpt on every square of a RainbowCube and afterwards cut a lot of material out with my Dremel to make the pieces twistable against each other. A time ago there was another thread about a finished Octahedron built out of a RainbowCube. The method used there is superior/faster.


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