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 Post subject: Re: Measurements according to Roxanne
PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 12:15 pm 
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Danny Devitt wrote:
The difference in diameter is because Roxanne had unknowingly done something with her caliper that made all measures off by 5mm.

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She may be reading the edge instead of the mark.

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 Post subject: Re: Measurements according to Roxanne
PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 7:36 pm 
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Kudos to you David. I asked my husband about it and that was exactly what I was doing. :oops:

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 Post subject: Re: Measurements according to Roxanne
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Haha, I envy so many of those puzzles.

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 Post subject: Re: Measurements according to Roxanne
PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2009 9:06 pm 
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not a measurement, but a mechanism. I noticed last night that my Chi-gung ball was moving but not like it should. I ended up taking it apart so while it was in bits I took a picture for all you curious folks. It certainly wasn't what I expected. While looking at it, I can see that the original gluing is coming undone, and a small bit of plastic that holds it in place has worn away.


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 Post subject: Re: Measurements according to Roxanne
PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2009 9:46 pm 
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katsmom wrote:
I noticed last night that my Chi-gung ball was moving but not like it should.


What do you mean "last night"? "The last decade" would be more accurate!

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By the way, was the movement improved after putting it back?


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 Post subject: Re: Measurements according to Roxanne
PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2009 9:54 pm 
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That's for sure. It has always been a poorly turning puzzle. I cleaned it up a bit, not that it was very dirty. It turns slightly better. But not a lot. I guess if I want it to really be smooth I'll have to listen to Uwe and lubricate it.....Nah, I don't think so :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Measurements according to Roxanne
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You have a lot of puzzles - wow..
(I mean this in the best way possible, since your user name says katsMOM)

I assume then you have kids, do they know how to solve puzzles?


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 Post subject: Re: Measurements according to Roxanne
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:lol: It seems my name had to change everywhere I go once I had my daughter. I was locked out of the forum and couldn't recover the password so I had to go through the erapply steps. Changed the name to fit every other log in I had to make life easier for me. So Yes, I'm a MOM.

She is very much like her mom. She can "solve one color" of the cube. Absolutely amazing when it comes to wire puzzles and cast puzzles. If I leave one on the desk, it's in pieces within minutes! Tower of Hanoi she did with in an hour of bringing it home. Her first "twistypuzzle" that she solved was the tower of babylon. She has a box of cubic-type puzzles, but likes the moving tiles/beads and "thinking games" better.

Finally, while it seems like I have a lot of puzzles, I really don't. Go take a look at some of the other collection pages out there. So many others have so many more puzzles, I'm jealous!

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 Post subject: Re: Measurements according to Roxanne
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katsmom wrote:
Finally, while it seems like I have a lot of puzzles, I really don't.

That's the most ridiculous thing you've ever said!! :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Measurements according to Roxanne
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Have you seen Rob's page?

I DON'T have a lot-by comparison :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Measurements according to Roxanne
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Maybe so.. but compared to my collection you've got a lot :?


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 Post subject: Re: Measurements according to Roxanne
PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 2:41 am 
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I'm posting from work, so no scale or calipers are handy.
Recently a new company has popped up in China and they have remade the skewb diamond. Last week I picked up a copy of one locally and thought I'd show you the inside of it. It's not the same as the one from Mefferts as can be seen from these photos:

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the core can not be adjusted. It's a flat top screw or a rivet I'm not sure which. Also, the core is made of very brittle plastic. When I took it apart today I noticed a crack in one of the arms.
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You'll also notice the core has some grooves cut into it, but strangely enough, only on 3 of the arms.
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Each of the pieces is hollow with a removable cap. the corner bits have a ball berring placed inside to add weight:
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If you also notice the ridges along the edge pieces, these kind of "click" into place when alligned. Not like the Meffert's click, but a click all the same.

If you want a puzzle to look at, pay the $39.99 plus shippping. If you want one to play with, give it a miss. I don't think it will hold up to much play. I'll weigh and measure later.

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 Post subject: Re: Measurements according to Roxanne
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Theyre only 8 bucks free shipping on eBay.

I'm waiting for a black one.

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 Post subject: Re: Measurements according to Roxanne
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mine is already having problems after about 20 solves.

i just had to repair its core because as you said... the plastic is very brittle

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 Post subject: Re: Measurements according to Roxanne
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How does the KO Skewb Diamond compare in size to the meffets skewb? Would it be possible to steal the caps off the KO and attach them to a meffert's skewb?

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 Post subject: Re: Measurements according to Roxanne
PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 1:10 am 
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kcube77 wrote:
How does the KO Skewb Diamond compare in size to the meffets skewb? Would it be possible to steal the caps off the KO and attach them to a meffert's skewb?

I just got a MOHZI Diamond today, so I investigated your question. The size of the pieces are very similar to the corresponding parts on a Mèffert Skewb, but the pieces are totally incompatible. The Skewb center pieces are mostly one-piece, so there's no external cap to replace. The Skewb corners are bonded together, so you'd have to cut them or break them open.

The MOHZI Diamond is an awkward mix of excellent engineering with brittle materials. The critical weakness is the core, which is held together with plastic press-fit axles. The cores are incompatible too, so you can't substitute the stronger Skewb core for the MOHZI one.


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 Post subject: Re: Measurements according to Roxanne
PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 1:59 am 
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Feels kinda dumb that I got a "serious" warning when i posted asking what puzzle this is a few months ago! Now it's ok to discuss it and the original thread i posted about this is locked and my warning level is still at 1 :evil:

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 Post subject: Re: Measurements according to Roxanne
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I believe you posted a link to the auction. Sorry, that is a big no-no. :lol:
My post was a warning, and I think the post by VeryWetPaint was as well. It's a poor quality puzzle. Why waste your money on this.

Besides, I've shown it to Uwe and he commented on the shoddiness of it as well.

I think the other issue is someone did a patent research before posting :wink: Although I wouldn't touch that one with a ten foot pole. Everyone has something else to say about those.

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 Post subject: Re: Measurements according to Roxanne
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Perhaps it is shoddy, but it's also unavailable anywhere else.

It's not a KO, but I hope Uwe takes this as a wake-up call. Skewb Diamonds are in demand. Had he produced them in the past year or two when people have asked many many times for them, he could have reaped the rewards, instead of MOZHI.




And on top of that, I can't see the logic behind withholding production for so long. Skewb Diamond market appeal has been piqued since last year at least.

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 Post subject: Re: Measurements according to Roxanne
PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 5:41 pm 
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ya, a skewb diamond is like a 2x2 FTI, you truly need one to complete the octahedrons collection.

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 Post subject: Re: Measurements according to Roxanne
PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 5:47 pm 
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I personally feel that Meffert's needs to stop producing new puzzles for a while and start producing some of his old puzzles that have been out of stock since the mid 14th century. If he doesn't, someone else will.....it's obviously started already.

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