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 Post subject: The Curvy Hexaminx
PostPosted: Sat May 29, 2010 1:01 pm 
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This is a puzzle I've been working on for a while now. It's a Hexaminx with curvy lines. It was designed in CAD, and masters printed by Shapeways. I then made molds with OOMOO 30 and 25, and cast all 82 pcs with Smoothcast 300.


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The turning is really nice and it cuts corners nicely. It's exactly the same size as a V-Cube 5

The vinyl stickers were cut by Dr. Sticker.

I can ship internationally for $8.00 USD and domestic, $2.00 through USPS First Class.



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 Post subject: Re: The Curvy Hexaminx
PostPosted: Sat May 29, 2010 1:03 pm 
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im working on something a lot like this,

it's good to see something different

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 Post subject: Re: The Curvy Hexaminx
PostPosted: Sat May 29, 2010 1:24 pm 
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Are you allowed to sell the hexaminx? was Tony good with that?

Great design though!!!

:D Greg :D

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 Post subject: Re: The Curvy Hexaminx
PostPosted: Sat May 29, 2010 1:34 pm 
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Yes, Tony said as long as it doesn't look exactly like his Hexaminx that it would be fine.

The auction started. Happy bidding!

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 Post subject: Re: The Curvy Hexaminx
PostPosted: Sat May 29, 2010 2:14 pm 
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Whoa! Looks great. All of these Hexaminxes this year just makes me want to make mine even more. There has been at least 4 this year.

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 Post subject: Re: The Curvy Hexaminx
PostPosted: Sun May 30, 2010 12:43 am 
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Amazing puzzle! What kind of mechanism did you use? It looks like it turns really well :D

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 Post subject: Re: The Curvy Hexaminx
PostPosted: Sun May 30, 2010 3:32 am 
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Another thing I was thinking about, if you extended this into a Megaminx, what would it look like?

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 Post subject: Re: The Curvy Hexaminx
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That looks and turns very nice! The white in the pictures is blinding!
And of course three thumbs up for hexaminx :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: The Curvy Hexaminx
PostPosted: Sun May 30, 2010 7:06 am 
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Looks really nice. This is a significant variation to mine and I am very happy with it.

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 Post subject: Re: The Curvy Hexaminx
PostPosted: Sun May 30, 2010 7:07 am 
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Garrett wrote:
Amazing puzzle! What kind of mechanism did you use? It looks like it turns really well :D

I used a regular megaminx mech, although it's slanted a lot to prevent pops. If you look at an edge piece, the 2 parts on either side are almost flat. :)

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Another thing I was thinking about, if you extended this into a Megaminx, what would it look like?

It would look like a megaminx with the lines curved... outward I think.

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That looks and turns very nice! The white in the pictures is blinding!
And of course three thumbs up for hexaminx :wink:

Thanks! I guess I should have dimmed the blinding white a little. :lol:

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Looks really nice. This is a significant variation to mine and I am very happy with it.

Thanks, Tony. :D

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 Post subject: Re: The Curvy Hexaminx
PostPosted: Mon May 31, 2010 9:03 am 
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 Post subject: Re: The Curvy Hexaminx
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*claps*
very impressive

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 Post subject: Re: The Curvy Hexaminx
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3 days left :D

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 Post subject: Re: The Curvy Hexaminx
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Hey, since the auction went really high up... why not finally print your pentagonal doughnut? ^^

:D Greg :D

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