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 Post subject: House Skewb - build finished - video added
PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2008 12:24 am 
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I have just finished my Skewb House. It's taken a while due to experimentation with printing the stickers and waiting for stuff to be delivered.
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In a nutshell:1.5mm ABS sheet, super glue gel, black artists' acrylic for fine edge filling, home-printed vinyl stickers coated with satin acrylic protector

But here are some illustrated build notes: http://ixlqwq.bay.livefilestore.com/y1pHyQSrkhDgwa1H8f9oE43b8ElTHa1S748HHy1ziA4UUf8gc4T6Phcivw7uyWTld9HDgJrvWd4ckbWc16UePJDtw/HouseSkewb.html

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ojn0E2CjV5w
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNP41o_HxDo

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PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2008 12:38 am 
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Beautiful!

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 Post subject: Re: House Skewb - build finished
PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2008 1:19 am 
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I *love* the stickers! What an excellent touch!

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 Post subject: Re: House Skewb - build finished
PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2008 2:02 am 
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Wow! Simply amazing!

I usually prefer to see only the regular 6 colours. But this is beautiful.
And because of the subtle differences on the print, this one must be pretty difficult to solve.

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 Post subject: Re: House Skewb - build finished
PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2008 2:32 am 
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Ha! Nice idea beautifully executed! Any more object-themed picture puzzles?


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 Post subject: Re: House Skewb - build finished
PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2008 5:49 am 
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Video or scrambled picture(s) please!!

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 Post subject: Re: House Skewb - build finished
PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2008 9:37 am 
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Really nice! I like the stickers.

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 Post subject: Re: House Skewb - build finished
PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2008 9:39 am 
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Really nice job, by far the best house themed puzzle I've ever seen. Video and scrambled pics would rock.


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 Post subject: Re: House Skewb - build finished
PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2008 9:53 am 
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Wow, that's really nice. For that, you get this free Rubik's Cube: :scrambled: ;)


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 Post subject: Re: House Skewb - build finished
PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2008 10:11 am 
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Wow! Wow! :shock:
This is the best Twisty House ever! :D
I absolutely love it!
Gret built + fantastic stickers.
Very imaginative!
Top score! :!: :!: :!:
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 Post subject: Re: House Skewb - build finished
PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2008 1:10 pm 
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PS I'll leave you with this idea - what happens if you add four roofs to a Skewb?
Something very like a Mental Block...

viewtopic.php?f=9&t=8781

BEAUTIFUL house, my jaw actually dropped, lol


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 Post subject: Re: House Skewb - build finished
PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2008 2:25 pm 
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It's a great build. The stickers just make it even better!

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 Post subject: Re: House Skewb - build finished
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Seriously cool! My girlfriends response to twistypuzzles is typically somewhere between annoyed and uninterested. This one, though, even pleased her! Congratulations on what seems to be the most impressive puzzle ever made ;)

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 Post subject: Re: House Skewb - build finished
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This is an absolutely nice item, made with a lot of love to details.
Congratulations to your design.

In Germany on Christmas markets you can buy painted clay craftwork houses as small copies of classical or well-known houses of the local city. Maybe, with different sticker sets, you could create whole streets of houses :)

And then use an X-Block with nice stickers as the Tower of London ..

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 Post subject: Re: House Skewb - build finished - video added
PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2008 6:54 am 
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Thanks for these positive comments - I've put a couple of videos on YouTube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ojn0E2CjV5w
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNP41o_HxDo

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 Post subject: Re: House Skewb - build finished - video added
PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2008 8:34 pm 
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Very good job. Not my normal sort of puzzle preference, but it's a really clean build. I suppose that the stickers wouldn't fare too much better than the usual polypropylene paper stickers. Still looks really great though.

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 Post subject: Re: House Skewb - build finished - video added
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That's really neat! Clever idea!

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 Post subject: Re: House Skewb - build finished - video added
PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2008 12:36 am 
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Jin H Kim wrote:
Very good job. Not my normal sort of puzzle preference, but it's a really clean build. I suppose that the stickers wouldn't fare too much better than the usual polypropylene paper stickers. Still looks really great though.

The stickers have been my main concern. They are sprayed with acrylic against finger moisture, scratches and airborne reactants. But I won't be playing with it every day and it won't be in direct sunlight. For my first attempt in this area I am happy they will serve the purpose. :)

On my next one I am seriously considering Stefan Pochmann's idea of varnishing with super glue. I did try this and was very impressed with the toughness though you do get a sort of orange peel texture. http://www.stefan-pochmann.de/spocc/other_stuff/super_5x5/

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