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 Post subject: Tony Fisher's VOID BALL
PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2009 6:44 am 
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l guess this puzzle will come as no surprise to anyone. Yes my spherical obsession continues. This time it was a bit more complicated to make. As usual it was done by hand though the process did need moulds and casting.
The only thing I hate about ball shaped puzzles is the stickers. They seem almost impossible to get right. For this I really wanted to use original Void Cube type stickers since I wanted it to look 'Void Cubish' instead of like all my other spheres. However those kind of stickers looked even worse than the ones I eventually used. Having said that this is only a prototype. This basically means I try not to spend to much time on the first effort. It's really just an experiment to see if my idea is going to work. Later ones are made more carefully.

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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's VOID BALL
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Brilliant! Partially built up to and partially cut down, I think?

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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's VOID BALL
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amazing Tony! i thought the void mech could not be cut down, and here you are...... GENIUS!

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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's VOID BALL
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Looks like it's only a little cut down and also quite a bit built up. Not unlike the original 3x3x3 ball, in that. Looks nicely aesthetic, this way.


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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's VOID BALL
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Yet another wonderful puzzle that defies the mental barrier of puzzle making. You say it can't be done, chances are, Tony is already working on it. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's VOID BALL
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Yet another wonderful puzzle that defies the mental barrier of puzzle making. You say it can't be done, chances are, Tony is already working on it. :)



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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's VOID BALL
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I love it!

You found the temptation un-a-void-a-ball *groan* :)

I like the last photo with your eye peering through it.


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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's VOID BALL
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It was inevitable, I bet as sson as you seen a void cube, yo where already visualising that modification. Briiliant and superb are the only words that sum up this puzzle :P


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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's VOID BALL
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wow... amazing as always. your craftsmanship is beyond comparison.

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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's VOID BALL
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Very cool and good looking even if only a prototype.

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You found the temptation un-a-void-a-ball *groan* :)


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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's VOID BALL
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Great work Tony!
It's the first void mod I thought of.
However I thought of applying 3x3x3 ball pieces to cube puzzle. More like dressing one with the other.
Will you make Void Fisher cube?
It would be great if it came from you! :D
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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's VOID BALL
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Another beautiful mod Tony! Fantastically done. Although I think it might be time for you to invest in a sticker cutter :)

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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's VOID BALL
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Beautiful mod. How about a Void 5x5 now? ;-)

As for your stickers... I've been trying to figure out why you aren't using anything remotely resembling a normal color scheme, but I can't figure it out. I played with one of your ball 4x4s last time I was in Europe and it was fun to solve except for the part where I had to spend a while trying to figure out what colors went where (because it didn't make sense to me). Basically... do you really have to use yellow across from pink? :| It kind of resembles my keychain Skewb, which I have the same problems with (that is, I have to check the color scheme before I mess up the puzzle, or else it will take me twice as long to solve).

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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's VOID BALL
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He uses the same stickers that go on the skewb, skewb ultimate and pyraminx. These stickers are textured, almost tile-ish, and almost don´t peel at all. But on my skewb its yellow-orange, red-pink, green blue, not pink-yellow.

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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's VOID BALL
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:shock: I do accept this gift, you'll just need to drop it off latter tommorow.
Great job, again, Tony.

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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's VOID BALL
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Dude...I want one so bad now! I don't even have a regular void cube! :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's VOID BALL
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Very very nice, as usual. Very clean. I wish I knew where you got so much of that wonderful sticker material that Mefferts uses.

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Yes my spherical obsession continues.


So when are we going to see the Mirror Blocks / Bump Ball? :)


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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's VOID BALL
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Volitar Prime wrote:
Very very nice, as usual. Very clean. I wish I knew where you got so much of that wonderful sticker material that Mefferts uses.

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Yes my spherical obsession continues.


So when are we going to see the Mirror Blocks / Bump Ball? :)



It wouldn't suprize me if its almost done already.

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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's VOID BALL
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qqwref wrote:

As for your stickers... I've been trying to figure out why you aren't using anything remotely resembling a normal color scheme, but I can't figure it out. I played with one of your ball 4x4s last time I was in Europe and it was fun to solve except for the part where I had to spend a while trying to figure out what colors went where (because it didn't make sense to me). Basically... do you really have to use yellow across from pink? :| It kind of resembles my keychain Skewb, which I have the same problems with (that is, I have to check the color scheme before I mess up the puzzle, or else it will take me twice as long to solve).


I find regular stickers just don't stick to this shape very well especially when there's squarish one's. Thinner Cubesmith type will deal with the curves better but bubble very quickly.
I feel I need to use yellow across from pink since I am trying to keep similar colours opposite. Green needs to be opposite blue and orange needs to be opposite that yucky dull orange. That just leaves pink opposite yellow. Unless your taking part in a speed competition I personally don't see why the colours matter. After all it's a puzzle that you're solving so anything that makes it harder is surely a good thing.

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Will you make Void Fisher cube?


I have thought about a Fisher Void Cube (and Siamese) but you can't quite cut an entire edge in half so it would have to be slightly different. I haven't checked but making it a genuine cube might work.

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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's VOID BALL
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Unbelievable! And I love the colors ! Thank you Tony!


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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's VOID BALL
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I have thought about a Fisher Void Cube (and Siamese) but you can't quite cut an entire edge in half so it would have to be slightly different.


If not siamese, what about fused cubes? :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's VOID BALL
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I knew that this had to be coming sometime.

Can't wait to see more void mods :D

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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's VOID BALL
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If you took apart a Void Cube, cut some of the rings open, and were able to reglue them well, you could do a pair of linked Void Cubes.


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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's VOID BALL
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I love how you use the Pastel Colors. Very Very nice!

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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's VOID BALL
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cant wait for the void 4x4


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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's VOID BALL
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jibjunkie405 wrote:
cant wait for the void 4x4

You can't have a void 4x4.

Anyway, nice job on this puzzle! :D


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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's VOID BALL
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ejisfun wrote:
jibjunkie405 wrote:
cant wait for the void 4x4

You can't have a void 4x4.

Anyway, nice job on this puzzle! :D

sure you can


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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's VOID BALL
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eye2eye wrote:
ejisfun wrote:
jibjunkie405 wrote:
cant wait for the void 4x4

You can't have a void 4x4.

Anyway, nice job on this puzzle! :D

sure you can


Explain how its possible, but anyways I love this puzzle! its so great I want one! :)

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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's VOID BALL
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eye2eye wrote:
ejisfun wrote:
jibjunkie405 wrote:
cant wait for the void 4x4

You can't have a void 4x4.

Anyway, nice job on this puzzle! :D

sure you can

explain how the edge will hold on :D

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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's VOID BALL
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im not really sure but there is some way to do it probably


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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's VOID BALL
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No, there really isn't.

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No, there really isn't.


Thank you Wayne, no harm meant eye2eye just letting you know :)
And once again this puzzle is awesome I love it!

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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's VOID BALL
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*offtopic (dont hurt me)*
You could technically have a void 4x4 overlapping cube thing... Just go off of Scott's 5x5 design and turn into overlapping.
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Great job on the mod Tony, yet another master peice.

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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's VOID BALL
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im wondering, are those mefferts type vinyl stickers or just cubesmith type?

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im wondering, are those mefferts type vinyl stickers or just cubesmith type?


Those would be mefferts :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's VOID BALL
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For the really cheap you could probably just get an appropriately sized round rubik's cube and use the pieces to enrobe a cut down Void Cube. Kind of cheap, but should be effective.

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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's VOID BALL
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Yep!
I agree with you Jin,
That's what I described in my reply above!
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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's VOID BALL
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Vadim wrote:
Yep!
I agree with you Jin,
That's what I described in my reply above!
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hehe well that clearly demonstrates my lack of paying attention.

Actually I DID read your comment, now that I think about it, which means I think I've committed an even worse sin by just ignoring what you said! :oops:

But I digress... This is a thread for Tony's wonderful custom work, not my lack of manners. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's VOID BALL
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Looks fun, that would make a nice colour-wheel-in-3D.

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