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 Post subject: Fisher Cube
PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 11:55 am 
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Okay, I know that Mefferts mass produced the fisher cube, but the thing is, I don't want to wait for a month to get the cube, so I'm thinking about making one. This will also give me some practice with apoxie sculpt. Does anybody know a way to make a good quality fisher cubeout of a crappy store bought cube???

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 Post subject: Re: Fisher Cube
PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 11:59 am 
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ahh... that is the question...

I use type-Cs but unless you dont mean the turning then, I don't know

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 Post subject: Re: Fisher Cube
PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 12:11 pm 
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I mean both turning quality and it actually looks good.

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 Post subject: Re: Fisher Cube
PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 12:13 pm 
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skill :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Fisher Cube
PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 12:16 pm 
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If the turining is bad, the finished cube will have worse turning (due to my expierence) depending on the thickness of the plastic. If it has 1mm thick plastic, the finished cube won't turn very well due to the very small edges on it. I don't suggest spending any time on cheep cubes to mod them because a good cube will always give a good turning finished cube.
(Wow I have alot to say on this subject)

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 Post subject: Re: Fisher Cube
PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 12:19 pm 
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Well, now store boughts are a lot better, so I'm gonna stick with the ideaof using that, but for bigger pricier mods, I'll use your advice and use a better quality cube.

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 Post subject: Re: Fisher Cube
PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 12:20 pm 
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what kind of store bought? rubik's brand? or the cheap kind where they use as little plastic as possible?


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 Post subject: Re: Fisher Cube
PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 12:22 pm 
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Rubiks Brand. Give me some credit. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Fisher Cube
PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 12:26 pm 
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I f your cube is a rubik's brand, it has no way of changing the tention by taking off the caps, so don't bother with that, I have found that sticking a few playing cards between the layers and leting it sit for a few months like that is the best way to change the tention of the cube.

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 Post subject: Re: Fisher Cube
PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 2:28 pm 
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Does anybody know a way to make a good quality fisher cubeout of a crappy store bought cube???
Making a good quality puzzle starting from a crappy puzzle is the problem here, and is separate from the Fisherizing part.

I have made the mistake of starting from a poor quality puzzle (a Chinaminx, to make the first Kilominx) and it isn't worth it. The work to try to make a junk puzzle good is far more than the cost to just buy a better starting point. I was lazy and had two Chinaminxs and Meffert was out of stock of quality Megaminxes, and I paid for it. I would have done better starting with a PVC minx.

So using a junk cube for practice is a great idea (cheap if you mess up) but realize that what you get out of it will not likely be satisfying, even if you do an awesome job on your mod.

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 Post subject: Re: Fisher Cube
PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 10:27 pm 
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Thanks for the advice, Dave. When I do bigger mods, I will keep in mind what you said.

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 Post subject: Re: Fisher Cube
PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 11:39 pm 
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I would use sand to eat up the interior of the cube. after that you can use any of the lubricant that any sane cuber would tell you to never touch to wear out and smooth the inside your store bought cube. After you wash everything out and lube it with silicone it should turn nicely, but it will never cut corners well.

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