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 Post subject: SmaZ cube : Transparent AXIS CUBE
PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 1:20 pm 
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hi all,
I use Cut & Paste to made this cube,
I use 3 month to improve my works,
now I think it's ok,
good looking, turns smoothly. :D

many thanks to Adam & Rox

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 Post subject: Re: SmaZ cube : Transparent AXIS CUBE
PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 1:22 pm 
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Awesome design!
Perfect!
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EDIT: Someone realy should make a tutorial for one of these at some point :)

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 Post subject: Re: SmaZ cube : Transparent AXIS CUBE
PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 1:29 pm 
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Very nice. How you get those pieces to look so nice I'll never know... Excellent job.

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 Post subject: Re: SmaZ cube : Transparent AXIS CUBE
PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 2:00 pm 
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I normally find Axis Cubes to be less then appealing to the eyes, but I love how it looks in translucent plastic with translucent stickers.

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That's an extremely handsome puzzle. Looks robust too in the video.

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 Post subject: Re: SmaZ cube : Transparent AXIS CUBE
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Very well done Michael! Indeed, you have produced some nice designs,
and it is a very nice thing to see the designer's name included on the puzzle.

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 Post subject: Re: SmaZ cube : Transparent AXIS CUBE
PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 4:39 pm 
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This looks fantastic, with the jagged shapes matching the crystal look. Most puzzles I have seen are amazingly inventive in terms of shape, mechanism, etc., but they are usually quite plain looking. There's a lot to be said for the visual appeal of a puzzle and making best use of light by mixing reflection, refraction, absorption, fluorescence, luminescence, etc.

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 Post subject: Re: SmaZ cube : Transparent AXIS CUBE
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He wasn't kidding about 3 months! It did take that long to get mine, but it was worth the wait.

A beautiful puzzle as always. And I want to know how you take those pictures as well. They look fantastic!

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 Post subject: Re: SmaZ cube : Transparent AXIS CUBE
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katsmom wrote:
He wasn't kidding about 3 months! It did take that long to get mine, but it was worth the wait.

A beautiful puzzle as always. And I want to know how you take those pictures as well. They look fantastic!


I use a dark color background,
the digital camera turn on the flash light, and use marco lens,
than you can take the nice photo. :wink:

I had update my web, it can use paypal to shopping. :D
order my hand made puzzle shipping is free.
these cube need made by hand, so the delivery maybe over one month. :|

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 Post subject: Re: SmaZ cube : Transparent AXIS CUBE
PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 10:25 am 
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congratulations 老闆 !
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how about your other new puzzle?


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 Post subject: Re: SmaZ cube : Transparent AXIS CUBE
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kastellorizo wrote:
Very well done Michael! Indeed, you have produced some nice designs,
and it is a very nice thing to see the designer's name included on the puzzle.

:)


Pantazis


I hope I can made a cube the designer's name is Pantazis :D :D :D :D :D

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 Post subject: Re: SmaZ cube : Transparent AXIS CUBE
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I try to made the white color one,
not too bad :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: SmaZ cube : Transparent AXIS CUBE
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Very nice!

Do you cut these stickers by hand, or do you have a machine for it?


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 Post subject: Re: SmaZ cube : Transparent AXIS CUBE
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Any plans on selling white ones? I would buy one. I don't know why, but the transparent ones don't appeal to me very much.

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 Post subject: Re: SmaZ cube : Transparent AXIS CUBE
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Jared wrote:
Very nice!

Do you cut these stickers by hand, or do you have a machine for it?


some time hands, some time machine :P


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Any plans on selling white ones? I would buy one. I don't know why, but the transparent ones don't appeal to me very much.


I'm planning to selling white and black color axis cube after 3 months :roll:
because now I 'm very very busy :oops:

thankyou for interesting
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 Post subject: Re: SmaZ cube : Transparent AXIS CUBE
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today I made a black color axis cube
:D

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 Post subject: Re: SmaZ cube : Transparent AXIS CUBE
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snazzy! :D I really like the black, I like the transparent too, but I prefer colored plastic to transparent.

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 Post subject: Re: SmaZ cube : Transparent AXIS CUBE
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I really think these look awesome, nice stickers on the transparent ones! I have a question, because I plan on hand-making one. How do I extend the other faces? with exisdting parts or with putty?

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 Post subject: Re: SmaZ cube : Transparent AXIS CUBE
PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 8:22 pm 
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You use the pieces that you cut off to make the extensions.


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 Post subject: Re: SmaZ cube : Transparent AXIS CUBE
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What type of glue do you use that helps keep all the parts together like Epoxy, super glue, some special type of secret glue or bubblegum? (jk about bubblegum)


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 Post subject: Re: SmaZ cube : Transparent AXIS CUBE
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StratoPulse wrote:
What type of glue do you use that helps keep all the parts together like Epoxy, super glue, some special type of secret glue or bubblegum? (jk about bubblegum)


None of the above! He uses grape flavoured (I dare you to challenge my habit of mixed spellings :lol: ) MENTOS.

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