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 Post subject: Gear Skewb by OSKAR
PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 6:31 am 
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Hi Twisty Puzzles fans,

Gear Skewb is based on the well-known tetrahedral/octahedral Skewb geometry, or actually on the Master Skewb. Twenty-four gears guide the rotation of this puzzle.

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P.S. I also built a Gear Octahedron, which is essentially the same puzzle. Unfortunately, it turned out a bit delicate, with pieces occasionally falling out. More info: see YouTube and my Shapeways Shop.

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 Post subject: Re: Gear Skewb by OSKAR
PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 6:36 am 
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Beautiful puzzle Oskar. I love it. You now need to make a Gear Master Pentultimate. :lol: :lol: (I'm not joking either :) )

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 Post subject: Re: Gear Skewb by OSKAR
PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 6:42 am 
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This is crazy =) amazing puzzle, I hope to see it MP by mefferts some time soon.

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 Post subject: Re: Gear Skewb by OSKAR
PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 6:49 am 
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These are my new favourite gear puzzles, they look really complicated! :D I'm not sure I'd like getting my fingers caught in the gears though. :?

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 Post subject: Re: Gear Skewb by OSKAR
PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 9:47 am 
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SEBUVER wrote:
Beautiful puzzle Oskar. I love it. You now need to make a Gear Master Pentultimate. :lol: :lol: (I'm not joking either :) )

My initial thought as well! Please make it!

More geared puzzles please! :)

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 Post subject: Re: Gear Skewb by OSKAR
PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 10:08 am 
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Very, Very nice!!

Now we know what the next meffert's puzzle is :D

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 Post subject: Re: Gear Skewb by OSKAR
PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 11:04 am 
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Very nice, but isn't this more akin to a geared master skewb than a geared skewb?

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 Post subject: Re: Gear Skewb by OSKAR
PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 11:07 am 
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Oskar wrote:
I also built a Gear Octahedron, which is essentially the same puzzle. Unfortunately, it turned out a bit delicate, with pieces occasionally falling out.

Interesting... these puzzles have the exact same mech... correct? So why does one work better then the other? Was one just a better print then the other?

If its a mater of the octahedron cutting in too close to the mech, you should be able to keep the mech the same size and just use a slightly larger outer octahedron. I see no reason why these two puzzles shouldn't turn as well as each other.

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 Post subject: Re: Gear Skewb by OSKAR
PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 11:29 am 
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wwwmwww wrote:
I see no reason why these two puzzles shouldn't turn as well as each other.
You are correct. I designed built the Gear Octahedron first, which gave me some good learning experience to build the Gear Skewb.

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 Post subject: Re: Gear Skewb by OSKAR
PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 8:37 pm 
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What a great puzzle to start the year with! That is beautiful!

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 Post subject: Re: Gear Skewb by OSKAR
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:shock:

Gear-gaminx is the next word I think of. Of course, these two are pretty impressive and I know they would end up in more pieces than there are as is if I had to solve one of them.

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 Post subject: Re: Gear Skewb by OSKAR
PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 8:59 pm 
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Great job! I love how the skewb geometry makes it similar to the geared mixup.

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 Post subject: Re: Gear Skewb by OSKAR
PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 9:32 pm 
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I saw the video and the reactions of the "normal people" was amazement. Glad to say I feel the same. Wonderful work as always, but is this the first higher order skewb octahedron?

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 Post subject: Re: Gear Skewb by OSKAR
PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 6:45 am 
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That is flippin' crazy! I love it.

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 Post subject: Re: Gear Skewb by OSKAR
PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 3:31 pm 
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this is why we cant have nice things :o
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 Post subject: Re: Gear Skewb by OSKAR
PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 3:39 pm 
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No you didn't! O.o incredible Oskar...simply incredible. You broke the universe...again


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