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 Post subject: Tony Fisher's Puckaball
PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 8:17 pm 
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I don't think this has been made before but I could be wrong. It was yet another half finished puzzle that had been sitting around in my shed for quite sometime. The pieces are a bit thin so it needs re-doing one day. However I figured I might as well sticker it and post it here in case I never return to the project. As with most spherical puzzles it is very difficult to make the stickers look nice.

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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's Puckaball
PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 9:01 pm 
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this looks like a simplified masterball. i like the size of it

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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's Puckaball
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yet another one of Tony's balls :D

great job

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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's Puckaball
PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 9:58 pm 
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Very nice Tony, but I agree, the stickers look a bit wrinkled.


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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's Puckaball
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squabpuzzles wrote:
Very nice Tony, but I agree, the stickers look a bit wrinkled.

isnt that just the texture?

its those grooved vinyl stickers

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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's Puckaball
PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 11:23 pm 
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livetobox226 wrote:
squabpuzzles wrote:
Very nice Tony, but I agree, the stickers look a bit wrinkled.

isnt that just the texture?

its those grooved vinyl stickers

There are also a lot of bumps and such in them around the outside. But like he mentioned, stickering that shape is incredibly difficult to do really well.

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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's Puckaball
PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 11:25 pm 
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You make it harder and harder to not make innuendos.

Looks like a fun puzzle.


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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's Puckaball
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livetobox226 wrote:
squabpuzzles wrote:
Very nice Tony, but I agree, the stickers look a bit wrinkled.

isnt that just the texture?

its those grooved vinyl stickers


I would make even more puzzles this shape but it really is a pain. I need to use glue to make the stickers stay on but on regular ones that gives a very uneven surface. So I use thick Skewb style stickers but they don't fit to the curves so well.

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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's Puckaball
PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2009 7:33 am 
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Very psychedelic. I like it.

Looks pukka!


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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's Puckaball
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Tony Fisher wrote:
livetobox226 wrote:
squabpuzzles wrote:
Very nice Tony, but I agree, the stickers look a bit wrinkled.

isnt that just the texture?

its those grooved vinyl stickers


I would make even more puzzles this shape but it really is a pain. I need to use glue to make the stickers stay on but on regular ones that gives a very uneven surface. So I use thick Skewb style stickers but they don't fit to the curves so well.

Why not make each piece curved in only one direction, from North to South, but not along the equator, then the stickers will fit the surface much better.

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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's Puckaball
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That's a good idea but there's something special about a perfect sphere. They are very satisfying to make.

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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's Puckaball
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Ah yes, understood. Then how about cutting it into an infinite number of segments, then you can get a perfect sphere without wrinkled labels. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's Puckaball
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Kelvin Stott wrote:
Ah yes, understood. Then how about cutting it into an infinite number of segments, then you can get a perfect sphere without wrinkled labels. :lol:


I guess you'd get a weird rainbow affect if each was coloured different. Might take a while to solve.

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