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 Post subject: Garret's Mini Rhombiminx 2
PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 2:07 pm 
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Hello everyone! I've always wanted a rhombiminx (and I'm not so good at casting),
So when Garret posted his new rhombiminx 2 on shapeways I decided to go for it.

Original topic: viewtopic.php?f=4&t=17685&hilit=micro+rhombiminx

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SA0NG6iBN7Q

The turning of the puzzle is very smooth, but tends to lock up a bunch on the deep cuts, do to all of the little pieces. I'm trying to think of a way to tighten them, because it's possible that I just sanded them too much.
All around though it's pretty cheap for your own rhombiminx, and the shape shifting is especially cool.

Again I'd like to thank Garret for designing such an awesome puzzle :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Garret's Mini Rhombiminx 2
PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 2:15 pm 
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Looks really good! It's always exciting to see something like this. I'm glad that the design turned out well. The shapeshifting looks pretty nifty, I bet when it gets to be more scrambled the bandaging gets pretty insane.

Yea, due to the many tiny "tip" parts I figured lockups would be more prevalent. It doesn't look too bad in the video though. I found that finding a good Eastsheen 2x2 can go a long way in improving the turning, as they can be slightly inconsistent with their quality.

Thanks for sharing :D

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 Post subject: Re: Garret's Mini Rhombiminx 2
PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 9:45 pm 
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Awesome design Garrett. Also i love the drawing in the background of the video!

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 Post subject: Re: Garret's Mini Rhombiminx 2
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I've been wanting to see this for a while now. It looks great! I may buy one at some point in my lifetime.

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 Post subject: Re: Garret's Mini Rhombiminx 2
PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 7:28 am 
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Kuhrik wrote:
Awesome design Garrett. Also i love the drawing in the background of the video!



Thanks, it's a puzzle I'm making right now :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Garret's Mini Rhombiminx 2
PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 7:44 am 
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That would be a nice addition to a twistypuzzle collection.
But is it good quality?

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 Post subject: Re: Garret's Mini Rhombiminx 2
PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 1:02 pm 
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Yes, the quality is great! The only problem as I mentioned before is that the outer slices a very loose, but you can't tell in the video.

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 Post subject: Re: Garret's Mini Rhombiminx 2
PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 5:06 pm 
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Hmm, you mentioned that you did sanding on the parts. I assume this is because out of the box, they were too tight?

If that's the case, did you try boiling the parts in soapy water first? This removes All excess powder and improves turning by a lot. The puzzle has sufficient tolerances and shouldn't require any sanding.

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