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 Post subject: Oskar's Magic by OSKAR
PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 4:28 am 
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Hi Non-Twisty Puzzles fans,

Oskar's Magic: a solid 3mm metal rod can slide (almost) effortlessly through the block. How can that be?

The mechanism for this puzzle is related to the ancient Heron's Horse, where the magician slices a sword through the neck of a horse state without the head falling off. However, whereas Heron's mechanism (see page 109) uses rotors, Oskar's mechanism features meshing gears. The result is less friction and a smoother cut.

Watch the YouTube video.
Buy the magic at my Shapeways Shop.
Read more at the Shapways Forum.
Check out the photos below.

Enjoy!

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 Post subject: Re: Oskar's Magic by OSKAR
PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 3:26 am 
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Oskar: the pictures here are not visible (anymore).

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 Post subject: Re: Oskar's Magic by OSKAR
PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 5:49 am 
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Sandy is still working on thje migration of the pictures database, I hope.

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 Post subject: Re: Oskar's Magic by OSKAR
PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:15 am 
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I can see them fine, can only assume it was a temporary glitch.

Back OT: Yet another masterpiece from Oskar. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Oskar's Magic by OSKAR
PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:26 am 
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Hmmmm - I can't see them either - I am left to my imagination! :)

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 Post subject: Re: Oskar's Magic by OSKAR
PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 12:59 pm 
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jabeck wrote:
Hmmmm - I can't see them either - I am left to my imagination! :)
Mmm ..., apparently Sandy's database lost my figures. I have re-uploaded them. I hope you can now remain seeing (and enjoying) my pictures.

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 Post subject: Re: Oskar's Magic by OSKAR
PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 2:12 am 
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Love the mechanism!

(Yes, I can see the pictures now. Probably due to the new upload)

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