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 Post subject: My lasercut acrylate polyform jigsaw's (updated)
PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 5:25 am 
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Hi All,

Poly shape- puzzles are an old friend of mine. Recently I figured out how to cut puzzles on a laser-cutter that became recently availbale near my place. So I'd cut puzzles with tiles made from 6-7-8 squares and 6-7-8 trinangles (full sets of tiles including the ones with holes of course).

I'd made two of the octiamond 6-color wheel (20 cm diameter). I'm willing to sell one, but acrylate is quite expensive. PM me with a reasonable offer. (This one is sold, I'll try to make two or three extra)

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from left to right: 66 octiamonds, 24 heptiamonds, 108 heptaminoes, 35 hexominoes, 12 hexiamonds, 369 octaminoes.

- The heptomino circle was made by me in 1987, this solution is by Edo Tmmermans (2005)
- The irregular hexiamond shape has 12402 solutions. I know of no frame with more, please beat me!
- The heptiamond is a solution to the 126/42 problem. First solved by Pieter Torbijn, full analysis by me in 1991 proved there are 55 solutions.
- The octamino frame has three 29x34 rectangles. Unit size i 1 cm, I still don't know where to put it :D

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 Post subject: Re: My lasercut acrylate polyform jigsaw's
PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:25 am 
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Oh, wow. These are nice! Why not make some sliding-block puzzles, too?

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My family actually owns a laser engraver for our trophy/awards business and I've always though about making puzzles like this. We don't have the material for it though.

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 Post subject: Re: My lasercut acrylate polyform jigsaw's
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Jorbs3210 wrote:
Oh, wow. These are nice! Why not make some sliding-block puzzles, too?

Never thought of that, might do that, thanks for the tip.

oBNoo wrote:
We don't have the material for it though.

The laser I used works fine with plywood. Is available everywhere and also much cheeper.

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 Post subject: Re: My lasercut acrylate polyform jigsaw's (updated)
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I have some bits of acrylate left. I'll make two or three extra of the six color octiamond wheels.

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maarten wrote:
The laser I used works fine with plywood. Is available everywhere and also much cheeper.


Our laser works with virtually anything :lol:
We have wood specially made for lasering but I've always wanted to use colored acrylic. It looks much nicer I think.

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