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 Post subject: Hex Prism 1
PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 6:57 am 
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Another puzzle I had printed from Adam's STL files. This one was a LOT easier to mold than the egg. Still need to do some sanding, and then I need to make some stickers when I get the sticker templates. (hint hint :) )

This is a really sweet puzzle. I love the shapes this one makes. It's a pretty big puzzle, and heavy! I put a few well-known puzzles in the photos for size comparison.

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 Post subject: Re: Hex Prism 1
PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 7:15 am 
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That looks great! Did you have an issues with the printed masters?


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 Post subject: Re: Hex Prism 1
PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 8:27 am 
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I love the egg!
Love eggs anyway, just never tried twisting them! :D
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 Post subject: Re: Hex Prism 1
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Calzone- I didn't touch the masters. I copied them, and will be working off the copies. I'm a chicken like that. Actually, I know my boundaries, and sanding is not well within it. The egg, for example- I sanded it down, and now it's loose. The pieces all rattle. So, I now know that I can't just sand the grooves out. I will need to fill the grooves with apoxie, then sand. This puzzle, for example, turns nicely. I didn't do any sanding, I just put it together. It's a *little* tight, but if I sand much at all, it will be loose.


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 Post subject: Re: Hex Prism 1
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oooooh nice. I really do like this puzzle. I am going to buy the masters asap.

Isn't it the Hex Prism 2 though?
EDIT: No, no, no it isn't, you are right.


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 Post subject: Re: Hex Prism 1
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Major bump, but it's my thread, and I have an update. :)

This is actually the puzzle above, which was cast from the rough printed masters. All of these pieces were sanded down, cleaned up, patched in some places, and now Stickered!

I finally got to try out my new sticker cutter, a 12" USCutter Refine. Sweet machine. Anyway, I really need to buy some vinyl in rolls. Those little sheets you get from cubesmith suck. Two or three sticker sets, and the sheet is gone. Well, whatever. I am really happy with how this puzzle turned out, considering it's not from the cleaned up masters. The only thing that isn't so pretty is when the puzzle is scrambled. I didn't take as much time to sand the undersides of the piece, and with a deforming puzzle like this, it's important to have clean internals too. It turns really nice. BTW, the insides are smooth. They just look a little ugly. :P

Since I cast these pieces, I bit the bullet, and took Adam's (puzzlemaster's) advice and bought the IPS Weld-on. That stuff is fantastic. The masters look and feel great.

Anyway, the pics...

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 Post subject: Re: Hex Prism 1
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I love it!!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Hex Prism 1
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That's excellent! I love it! I want to make one now.. :D


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 Post subject: Re: Hex Prism 1
PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2008 12:18 am 
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It's beautiful.

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 Post subject: Re: Hex Prism 1
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That really turned out well. Nice job!


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 Post subject: Re: Hex Prism 1
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What's in the top right of that pic? Is that a wooden pyraminx crystal corner?


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 Post subject: Re: Hex Prism 1
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Nope. That's a transparent corner, with transparent stickers (thanks to Hidetoshi). It's a work-in-progress, but believe me, it's a beautiful thing. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Hex Prism 1
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thats one impressive 3x3x3 mod!! :)

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 Post subject: Re: Hex Prism 1
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ejisfun wrote:
What's in the top right of that pic? Is that a wooden pyraminx crystal corner?

ARG! You beat me to the question!


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 Post subject: Re: Hex Prism 1
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that is an awesome puzzle


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 Post subject: Re: Hex Prism 1
PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2008 6:03 am 
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Really cool one. I always like regular shaped puzzles to transform into another (more or less) regular shape.
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 Post subject: Re: Hex Prism 1
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Cool!
Now build the dual solid!
Oh, wait! That has already been done. Never mind.


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 Post subject: Re: Hex Prism 1
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Here's what the white one looks like. I took a lot more care at making sure the insides of the pieces were clean as well, since when it's scrambled, you can see them. I will probably put this one up on ebay, but I will be selling these as well as the axis cubes. Stay tuned for the Hex Prism 1 waiting list. :)

(BTW, I purposely stickered them opposite each other, since they're each other's opposite).

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 Post subject: Re: Hex Prism 1
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Beautiful! Nice job on the inside of the pieces, looks way better!

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 Post subject: Re: Hex Prism 1
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I really like this. Beautifully executed. I normally prefer black puzzles, but the white one looks really good too.

It is quite similar in geometry to the Radiation cube, just a 15 degree twisty, but looks so different. It is interesting that you say it is quite large and heavy, I think the 15 degree twist adds quite alot to the sides of the prism required to make this on a standard DIY core. The Radiation cube is relatively petite. I must do the Maths to see what the ratio of weight is for the two.


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 Post subject: Re: Hex Prism 1
PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 7:59 am 
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Man...another puzzle to save up for. Great work as always, flambore.

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 Post subject: Re: Hex Prism 1
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Amazing. Very nicely done. I have always liked the look of white puzzles better.

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 Post subject: Re: Hex Prism 1
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Wow! Well, that's three of your puzzles I'm buying now. Great job, I love the white one, absolutely beutiful!

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 Post subject: Re: Hex Prism 1
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I am going to go in debt over such wonderful puzzles, great job!


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 Post subject: Re: Hex Prism 1
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A very beautiful design.
The white version looks more attractive to me.
This is a shape I haven't ever thought of before for a cube.

Wow!

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