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 Post subject: Smaz
PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 8:18 pm 
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I was asked by Smaz to bring in his puzzles. Some big secret thing I guess. We may hear of it later :wink: Sadly, not all of them are here because I got the call at 8:30 last night asking for these and many are out in storage.

At any rate, I thought I would snap a shot of some of the puzzles he's made me over the years. Please ignore my very messy desk. I was working for a change yesterday. :lol: Enjoy!

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 Post subject: Re: Smaz
PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 9:13 pm 
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Top left of the picture, is that really Nescafe in a can?
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Those Lover's Hearts look nice. Got my name written all over them :)

I'm intrigued by the "big secret thing".


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 Post subject: Re: Smaz
PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 9:23 pm 
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That is Nescafe in a can. I need at least 4 of them to get me going in the morning-no pot in the office and the coffee shop doesn't open until 9.

And yes, It's your name too! I told you he was a great guy. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Smaz
PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 9:51 pm 
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Smaz is a fantastic puzzle maker.

What is that thing near the "top" of your picture, between a dino cube and a transparent 3x3 (near the bottom left corner of your keyboard)? Any chance we could have a close-up?

Thanks.

EDIT: Oh, wow that was a stupid question. Dino cube with dino stickers! It looked much cooler before I zoomed in. It looked like some sort of overlapping windmill cube. (Which gives me an idea...!)

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 Post subject: Re: Smaz
PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 10:52 pm 
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What I'd give for a collection like this... and you said there's more in storage too.

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 Post subject: Re: Smaz
PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 1:00 am 
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i need the find that nes cafe in a can somewhere

eva will melt in happiness

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 Post subject: Re: Smaz
PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 1:06 am 
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:lol: I think it comes in 4 flavors-strong, milky, regular, and cool (not sure what that is though). Great stuff cold in the early morning. Wakes you up right quick! Not as quick as an espresso though.

And Smaz is a fantastic builder-especially when you think of what his workspace looks like. I'm going to attempt to go over there tonight. Maybe my phone will be able to snap a few half decent photos of his work area.

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 Post subject: Re: Smaz
PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 6:59 am 
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I use my small desk at work to make mods during quiet periods, so yours looks comparatively clean and ordered to me :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Smaz
PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 7:47 am 
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Back to Smaz......I went over tonight to pick up a puzzle and thought I'd share how remarkable he is. I snapped a few photos of him at work and his work space. It's about a 5' square area. Fully packed as you can see from the photos below. Everything he does/makes is done here!

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I think it is truly amazing that he can find anything in that mess let alone make such good puzzles in it :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Smaz
PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 7:51 am 
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hi,
more working photo
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 Post subject: Re: Smaz
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:lol: I love what you did with those dominoes! I couldn't work out why you were buying them. And here I thought they were for your son.

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 Post subject: Re: Smaz
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the first time i saw the first picture i was thinking whoa fancy mousepads three times later after seeing this i realized there magics!
i really like al off these


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 Post subject: Re: Smaz
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Ooh! I am now very excited to visit his shop when I go to Hong Kong next month! I can't imagine tryig to do things like sand or paint in such a small area, though, especially when multiple puzzles are being built that need their own space. My mods usually take up a good 5 foot by 6 foot table...

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 Post subject: Re: Smaz
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quicksolver wrote:
Ooh! I am now very excited to visit his shop when I go to Hong Kong next month! I can't imagine tryig to do things like sand or paint in such a small area, though, especially when multiple puzzles are being built that need their own space. My mods usually take up a good 5 foot by 6 foot table...

welcome to my shop :lol:
all my cube no painting,
cut area and sand area is the same stage, about 1 feet,
I need more more place for storage something. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Smaz
PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:43 am 
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that miter box must come in real handy

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 Post subject: Re: Smaz
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Clay n Eva Creations wrote:
that miter box must come in real handy

Agreed. I should pick one up. It'd make things so much easier for my next project.

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 Post subject: Re: Smaz
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theVDude wrote:
Clay n Eva Creations wrote:
that miter box must come in real handy

Agreed. I should pick one up. It'd make things so much easier for my next project.

I am glad that if you get inspired from this Posts :lol:

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