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 Post subject: not so dramatic entrance
PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2007 10:03 pm 
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so, this is the first cube mod that ive done to a puzzle that required actual modification of the pieces (ive done some bandaging and made supper cubes in the past). i had some time and decided to make a cornerless 3x3x3.
time spent: under 3 hours
tools: swiss army knife, jb weld, nail polish, and a bowl or rice

i used the jb weld to fill in the corner pieces and the bowl of rice to hold the pieces verticle while the filler and nail polish dried

well... tada
^.^

ideas for further mods to this or what i should do next as a beginner?


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 Post subject: Re: not so dramatic entrance
PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2007 10:27 pm 
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QUINBLZ wrote:
(ive done some bandaging and made supper cubesin the past).


I eat supper cubes as well 8-) .

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Great first mod. Now a good second mod...maybe something with extensions? Keep building, share ideas, and let's see some great mods built.


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reminds me of my columns puzzle.

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you know you dont need those cornerpieces for the puzzle to work.
but nice one anyway!

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i know the corners arent necessary, but having them avoids the problem ive had with my alexander's star where the gaps will open up and pinch your fingers if youre not careful

id say the biggest innovation on this puzzle was using a bowl of rice to hold the pieces while they dried (plus, uncooked rice is yummy)


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its not regular rice, but yes it is uncooked. not handfulls of it btw, just a few grains here and there


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would anyone be interested in buying one? i wouldnt mind making a few more and probably will anyways


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QUINBLZ wrote:
i wouldnt making a few more

You wouldn't be making, you wouldn't mind making, or what?

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oops, sorry *edited*

woohoo, 50th post


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i know what i did wrong with filling and filing, so im expecting the next few to look much more professional than the original. btw, i did make this one weeknight when i was supposed to be studying for a math test, not the best time for professional work.


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i resanded the corner pieces and repainted with thiner layers. the result is beautiful and smooth, heres some pics
*edit* sorry about the low picture quality. i wont drop it down so much in the future


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very nice! good job of making it smooth and look good!


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Very nice mod. Is the corner mold attached to anything or just stationary?


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mold?

all i did was truncate the corners of a regular 3x3x3. they move freely like they would on any cube


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Does JB weld work good with plastics? I have some JB Weld epox for steel but I was wondering if It would work for moddinga cube.

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QUINBLZ wrote:
mold?

all i did was truncate the corners of a regular 3x3x3. they move freely like they would on any cube
Oh, i didn't catch that in your post. That would probably be more logical to do anyway :)


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Wow, I seem to be a modder, too :-)
This thread (thanks to the newsletter!) recalled to me my first mod, the cornerless cube (made with a Swiss army knive in 1982), before making my edges only cube a year later.
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Cornerless cube[/url] [url=http://www.helm.lu/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=6827&g2_serialNumber=3]

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It's interesting that the cornerless cube exists. I got one from Japan several years ago, mint in plastic container.

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this is becoming a truncated cube right now, ill be filling the pieces latter this week. does anyone sell stickers or will i have to cut them myself?


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Siraj A. wrote:
Does JB weld work good with plastics? I have some JB Weld epox for steel but I was wondering if It would work for moddinga cube.



I used JB Weld during the construction of my 3x3x4.

This is the only Time i used JB Weld as normally I find it to be unusable. It takes too long to set so is worthless as a sculpting medium like Apoxie Sculpt. However it does flow into some nooks before it sets and it was exactly what I needed for the 3x3x4.

I could envision using JB Weld for when you want to fill puzzle pieces before cutting them. However it is pretty expensive and you would probably be better off cutting the part first, laying it down on a flat sheet of parchment paper after a bit of sanding (so that the JB Weld won't just flow out the bottom of the piece) and then pouring some in and letting it set.

But again, if you don't find a way to make sure those pieces don't move around while you're pouring in the JB Weld you could make a mess. After you're done the parchment paper will probably just lift right off. Even if it doesn't you could easily sand it off.



* Parchment paper. The same stuff your mom may or may not use during cooking. It's infused with silicon to resist sticking of foods and is cheap insurance against the JB Weld seeping through and messing up the surface beneath the paper. Should be ok for this application.

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Thanks Jin! I am thinking about making a 3x3 Octahedron after I make all of my other stuff, and for the corner cut I would ned to cut it in half diagnollay, and cut it a certain way again (Superman showed me). But before the second cut, I would need to fill the piece, because if I didn't, I would have to put the epoxy in for shape. I may even just cap, but I might try JB Weld.

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yes, JB weld is expensive, but this was my first mod and i had some lieing around the house. since then, ive purchased some painters epoxy putty from home depot. it works great, but its a little difficult to apply in small amounts and smells realy bad. when i used it to fix up the twin twins, it stunk up my entire house


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