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 Post subject: 5x5x5 Professor Cuboctahedron (Video Added in 1st Post)
PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2009 1:37 pm 
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glH753--Cqg

Hi everyone,

So after finally getting settled in our new apartment after our move I was able to dig out my puzzle building supplies and finish this little guy. I have missed alot on the forum over the past month so it is nice to be back and it will be nice to catch up on what I had missed.

This is a Professor Cuboctahedron made from a 5x5x5 Eastsheen Cube. Most of the stickers were hand cut using Oracal Vinyl and precut 5x5x5 stickers from Cubesmith, and some of the corner stickers were cut by Dr. Sticker.

All of the pieces were capped with 2mm thick ABS Plastic Sheet (and yes the small caps were a pain in the butt :wink: ). As you may notice that the corners are not cut as deep as some of the other puzzle of this kind are. The reason that is, is because I wasn't really sure how deep I could cut without doing any damage to the internals and when I was sanding I stop a little short to prevent this. (this is my first 5x5x5 mod and a first using Eastsheen). I now know that I could go little a deeper, especially after seeing Tony Fisher's Truncated version of this puzzle (of course I saw it after I put the caps on :P ).

Please feel free to leave comments or suggestions. I was hoping to have a video ready before putting this up, but I will have one up soon. Hope you enjoy.

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 Post subject: Re: 5x5x5 Professor Cuboctahedron
PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2009 2:31 pm 
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I think it looks fine just that deep. I like it!

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 Post subject: Re: 5x5x5 Professor Cuboctahedron
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Looks great. I love the look of a truncated 5x5. :D

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 Post subject: Re: 5x5x5 Professor Cuboctahedron
PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2009 8:53 pm 
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I've never actually seen one of these, only 3x3x3 and 4x4x4. This looks great


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 Post subject: Re: 5x5x5 Professor Cuboctahedron
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Finally a beautiful puzzle that I may actually be able to pull off! Beautiful, simply beautiful, and it looks absolutely fine just the depth it's at.

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 Post subject: Re: 5x5x5 Professor Cuboctahedron
PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 7:41 pm 
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I like the hexagonal shapes on the corners. The depth of truncation looks fine.

How did you cut such small triangles out of a 2mm sheet?


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 Post subject: Re: 5x5x5 Professor Cuboctahedron
PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2009 8:44 am 
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It looks great. I wouldn't have truncated it any further, it doesnt need the sharp points to look nice.


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 Post subject: Re: 5x5x5 Professor Cuboctahedron
PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2009 10:04 am 
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Just another perfected puzzle:D

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 Post subject: Re: 5x5x5 Professor Cuboctahedron
PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2009 2:42 pm 
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ThePizzaGuy92 wrote:
I've never actually seen one of these, only 3x3x3 and 4x4x4. This looks great


Tony Fisher tried making one. I think he failed and turned it into another puzzle. I'm not sure but I think he called it a truncated 5x5 cuboctahedron. It is very similar but not exactly a 5x5 cuboctahedron

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 Post subject: Re: 5x5x5 Professor Cuboctahedron
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philliesrule3690 wrote:
ThePizzaGuy92 wrote:
I've never actually seen one of these, only 3x3x3 and 4x4x4. This looks great


Tony Fisher tried making one. I think he failed and turned it into another puzzle. I'm not sure but I think he called it a truncated 5x5 cuboctahedron. It is very similar but not exactly a 5x5 cuboctahedron

I believe you are talking about this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5U0mJ3o4 ... annel_page


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 Post subject: Re: 5x5x5 Professor Cuboctahedron
PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2009 2:45 pm 
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Thanks everyone for the kind words. I had alot of fun building this puzzle (some frustrating moments :x ) but overall tons of fun.

Taylor wrote:
I always wanted to build one of these, and yours looks great!
But is that really 2mm sheet?


Yep, I definately have to get some 1mm for things like this. That is one of the reasons why I didn't cut down the corners really deep because of the thickness of the ABS.

Justin wrote:

How did you cut such small triangles out of a 2mm sheet?


For the small triangles I had to cut the plastic little bit bigger than the auctual pieces since the sheet was a little to thick. After that I just sanded it down to size. I wish my son was a little bit older. Little fingers would be perfect to hold on to those tiny pieces when hand sanding :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: 5x5x5 Professor Cuboctahedron
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twinsfan101 wrote:
philliesrule3690 wrote:
ThePizzaGuy92 wrote:
I've never actually seen one of these, only 3x3x3 and 4x4x4. This looks great


Tony Fisher tried making one. I think he failed and turned it into another puzzle. I'm not sure but I think he called it a truncated 5x5 cuboctahedron. It is very similar but not exactly a 5x5 cuboctahedron

I believe you are talking about this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5U0mJ3o4 ... annel_page


Yup, that is exactly what I was refering too :D

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