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 Post subject: My Fisher Cube
PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2007 2:40 pm 
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I just finished it up with some very excellent stickers from Cubesmith:

I am very happy with it, the movement is excellent since it was built with an old DIY speedcube.

For next attempt, I am going to use plastic sheet and epoxy instead of putty. It is just a superior method, and a hobby shop nearby me house sells all the necessary plastic (styrene and PVC foam)


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2007 2:46 pm 
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pretty good!

the stickers seem to be a bit bubbly though. Did cubesmith send you the stickers or the sheets of vinyl?


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He sent me the stickers, I asked him if he could make me some and he said he is getting ready to put them on his site. The bubblyness is from the spraypaint not being smooth enough, I got two sets of stickers from him so I might wetsand the puzzle for the best finish.

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He is? Yes! I asked him before but he said maybe. Awesome mod. Im gonna remake mine later and put some on.

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professorcube5x5 wrote:
... I got two sets of stickers from him so I might wetsand the puzzle for the best finish.



What do you mean exactly by wet sanding? Can I do it with regular sand paper and water? (I know your probably going to laugh...)

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Ranaakamarth wrote:
professorcube5x5 wrote:
... I got two sets of stickers from him so I might wetsand the puzzle for the best finish.



What do you mean exactly by wet sanding? Can I do it with regular sand paper and water? (I know your probably going to laugh...)

Ryan


Well, the way I do it is pretty simply. It is just lightly sanding it with a fine grain sanding sponge (retains water) and water to remove the little nubs of dust that results from spraypainting. You can get waterproof sandpaper in the higher grains, I used to have some 800 grain paper but I can't find it at the moment.

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Homedepot and Lowes has 600 grit. Also, did you use a Dremel to cut the pieces?

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Nope. I used a hand saw for the main cuts, and sanded it down with a belt sander placed upside-down. Then I filled with clay and epoxy putty.

Next time I won't use clay though. Its not very much lighter and is too soft to be very useful.

I wonder if Lowes carries plastic fillers. I highly doubt they do, but it is possible.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2007 4:31 pm 
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I think the filling with hot glue was a really good idea.

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