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 Post subject: VERSION 2 - Non Jumbling Little Chop
PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 4:18 am 
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The first version of my Little Chop using skirting rails was promising, but in the end it was unstable. This version is stable! I'm very excited to have a working Little Chop using a unique mechanism.

This new version is 100mm instead of 67mm to an edge. The additional 33mm really do make the puzzle feel much larger, but they also make it stable, even allowing new structures inside that increase stability.

Jumbling on this puzzle is blocked by the mechanism, allowing some partial jumbling turns before blocking is complete.

You might notice in the photos that I have managed to scramble it in my excitement. See the deed in the video:

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 Post subject: Re: VERSION 2 - Non Jumbling Little Chop
PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 4:23 am 
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You're right, that is very smooth! The 100mm edge length looks like a great size too. I'd love to order one of these when you're ready for the public to see your rails mechanism design :-)

Best turning Little Chop ever made?

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 Post subject: Re: VERSION 2 - Non Jumbling Little Chop
PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 9:13 am 
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Looks great, and the turning is soooooo smooooth. This is one puzzle where the outer simplicity hides massive inner complexity. Beautiful.

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 Post subject: Re: VERSION 2 - Non Jumbling Little Chop
PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 7:20 pm 
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Ooooh goodness. I can't wait to see the mechanism.

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 Post subject: Re: VERSION 2 - Non Jumbling Little Chop
PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 5:27 pm 
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This is awesome. A few questions:

* How many pieces are used?
* Can the same mechanism be used for Big Chop?
* Do you see any possibilities in the current mechanism to allow jumbling?

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