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 Post subject: Eric Vergo's Unbandaged Rhomdo (polished)
PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 3:21 am 
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Hey all, I'm pleased to have the privilege to present to you Eric Vergo's Unbandaged Rhomdo! For the history of the original Rhomdo see this thread.

A while back Eric and I were chatting about some of his puzzles and he remarked that it would be possible to unbandage the Rhomdo so that more jumbling moves are available.

Thus, the Unbandaged Rhomdo was born (VIDEO):
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On the original Rhomdo there was a long solid piece between the base of two trapezoid faces. By unbandaging the puzzle that piece gets cut into 3 pieces. I have explained this in the video.

All of the original moves are available:
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Rhombus turn:
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Rhombus-Rhombus jumbling:
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Trapezoid turn:
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And trapezoid-rhombus jumbling:
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Trapezoid-rhombus turn:
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Trapezoid-rhombus-trapezoid jumbling:
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But, there is another type of jumbling now:
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Followed by:
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This is a really beautiful puzzle and Eric did a fantastic job on the design.

Weight: 78.46 grams
Trapezoid base edge length: 56 mm
Trapezoid top edge length: 29 mm
Rhombus edge length: 42 mm
Trapezoid face to opposite trapezoid face: 70 mm
Adjective: Awesome


Of course, I just had to tumble the puzzle too so here are some pictures of that!

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 Post subject: Re: Eric Vergo's Unbandaged Rhomdo (polished)
PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 3:47 am 
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The polishing job is phenomenal. I thought it was molded at first.
The puzzle is quite awesome too. I loved the original Rhomdo and this is a nice variation. Very good job.

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 Post subject: Re: Eric Vergo's Unbandaged Rhomdo (polished)
PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 7:10 am 
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Fantastic! That's a beautiful puzzle beautifully made. Well done.

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 Post subject: Re: Eric Vergo's Unbandaged Rhomdo (polished)
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Wow :oops: . Look's nice, on somme of the pictures the material look's like it was casted or sommething.

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 Post subject: Re: Eric Vergo's Unbandaged Rhomdo (polished)
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Smooth as butter :)

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 Post subject: Re: Eric Vergo's Unbandaged Rhomdo (polished)
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wow looks incredible.

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 Post subject: Re: Eric Vergo's Unbandaged Rhomdo (polished)
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Seems very complicated....but a very nice puzzle too!


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 Post subject: Re: Eric Vergo's Unbandaged Rhomdo (polished)
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bmenrigh wrote:
Adjective: Awesome
Indeed!


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 Post subject: Re: Eric Vergo's Unbandaged Rhomdo (polished)
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The thing that stands out to `me` here is the puzzle (I know of Brandon's achievements with the tumbler).. it's the first I have seen this modification of Eric's Rhomdo. Is it going on shapeways.. please?!! Amazing, the original Rhomdo was an incredible achievement.. this is positively mind bending. This `must` be available to everybody, it's almost a crime to keep it from us :) ! Nice puzzle Brandon :mrgreen:

Cheers,
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 Post subject: Re: Eric Vergo's Unbandaged Rhomdo (polished)
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Triple play!
1.) Amazing puzzle design Eric
2.) Amazing finish (tumbling, stickering) Brandon
3.) Amazing pictures (I'm sure Andreas will approve)

The legend of Brandon the Tumbler continues.

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 Post subject: Re: Eric Vergo's Unbandaged Rhomdo (polished)
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3.) Amazing pictures (I'm sure Andreas will approve)
Indeed. I think I can quit image editing and focus on describing puzzles. A problem I am happy to have it!


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