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 Post subject: Elemental:Aluminum Heart
PostPosted: Tue May 18, 2010 7:51 pm 
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A while back I hinted at this puzzle (The Tin Man needed a heart, this is an Aluminum heart which is more high tech).

Roxanne wanted a pink puzzle for her daughter. I was creating a 13 piece (atomic number of Aluminum) design based off of Fluorine and if it was going to be pink, I figured a heart shape was a good theme and matched the layout.

So I present the Elemental:Aluminum in a Heart shape. I will probably make the standard "Elemental" style design as well, but haven't yet.

Finding pink acrylic wasn't easy and I had to mail order it from across the country. But oh, what nice pink they had! It was pink pearl so it matched well with the white pearl I have used in the past. I finished it up with pearlized purple and gold ink.

I hope the bug approves :)

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With the prototype in a milky white with transparent red pieces, inked in red and gold.

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 Post subject: Re: Elemental:Aluminum Heart
PostPosted: Tue May 18, 2010 7:59 pm 
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Very Professional looking As always Dave, Great Work!

I need to order me an elemental puzzle :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Elemental:Aluminum Heart
PostPosted: Tue May 18, 2010 8:17 pm 
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Nicely done Dave!!


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 Post subject: Re: Elemental:Aluminum Heart
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Looks great!

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You have, once again, made a work of art more beautiful than the anciant sculptures praised in museums.

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 Post subject: Re: Elemental:Aluminum Heart
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Oh God Dave! I LOVE IT! You sneaky bugger-you posted here first!

What a great way to start the day!

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 Post subject: Re: Elemental:Aluminum Heart
PostPosted: Tue May 18, 2010 9:10 pm 
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LOL Thanks to your puzzle, the mathematical equation is now complete!

Pink + Hearts = Rox + Bug

Despite the feat I may be accused to for being too feminine, I would love to have
such a cute and lovely puzzle (which I will probably pass back to Rox anyway!)

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 Post subject: Re: Elemental:Aluminum Heart
PostPosted: Wed May 19, 2010 8:32 am 
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Great work as usual Dave! Will these be for sale, or was this a one-time thing? :) So many new puzzles...I'm gonna need another job lol :/

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 Post subject: Re: Elemental:Aluminum Heart
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trixter wrote:
Great work as usual Dave! Will these be for sale, or was this a one-time thing? :)


That's a one of a kind bug puzzle :lol: :lol: Unless of course you change your name!

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 Post subject: Re: Elemental:Aluminum Heart
PostPosted: Wed May 19, 2010 9:19 am 
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Well, yes, I realize your name was on it but I didn't know if he was adding this style to his list of Elemental puzzles and then taking orders, custom or otherwise, like he did with the rest :P

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 Post subject: Re: Elemental:Aluminum Heart
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Looks awesome! Very well made.

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 Post subject: Re: Elemental:Aluminum Heart
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trixter wrote:
Will these be for sale, or was this a one-time thing?
Definitely for sale. But, like my other designs I keep forgetting to post an updated "Here are my puzzles for sale".

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 Post subject: Re: Elemental:Aluminum Heart
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Hooray! Yes, you do need to update your page :P

A bit off-topic but have you had any more new Fluorine builds? I'm still trying to figure out what kind of design I want :)

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 Post subject: Re: Elemental:Aluminum Heart
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trixter wrote:
Hooray! Yes, you do need to update your page :P

A bit off-topic but have you had any more new Fluorine builds? I'm still trying to figure out what kind of design I want :)
I haven't etched any new images on Fluorine since making the Deluxe version for Roxanne (here).
But I am open to putting pretty much any image on any of my puzzles.

To return back on topic, I have cut two more Aluminum Heart puzzles and will add pictures when they are built. When I ordered the pink pearl acrylic I also found some very pretty other materials. I will cut the last pieces for them tonight and hope to have pictures within the next week.

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 Post subject: Re: Elemental:Aluminum Heart
PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2010 6:44 pm 
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Two more Hearts with special new acrylic I ordered when ordering the special pink.

Those who might think of me as kind or caring clearly haven't seem my Heart of Stone:
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OK, perhaps "Hearts of Stone".

The Granite and Marble acrylic look just great and I thought mixing the materials and inking in gold would be just the right touch.
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The Granite looks great from the side but the Marble seems only to have the marble pattern on the top and bottom as a skin. From the side there is no marble pattern so I wasted a lot of this really nice stuff on all the middle layers when I could have just used plain black.

I really like the new looks, and there are more varieties of stone patterns I would like to try.

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 Post subject: Re: Elemental:Aluminum Heart
PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2010 7:01 pm 
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Cool.Do you cut these by hand or do you have a cnc machine.


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 Post subject: Re: Elemental:Aluminum Heart
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Beans wrote:
Cool.Do you cut these by hand or do you have a cnc machine.

Laser cut and hand built and inked.

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 Post subject: Re: Elemental:Aluminum Heart
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Beans wrote:
Cool.Do you cut these by hand or do you have a cnc machine.
See my original Neon thread for a bunch of info on how I build the Elemental puzzles.

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 Post subject: Re: Elemental:Aluminum Heart
PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2010 9:05 pm 
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It almost looks like the shadow of an inflated puzzle ninja!!! :lol:

And I agree, the looks are very classy!

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