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 Post subject: Ryan's Stone Blocks
PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 2:13 pm 
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Hello everyone,

I decided to make this puzzle after previously experimenting with textured spray paint on a skewb earlier this year (see video). The one big problem that I had with this puzzle was that it couldn't be scrambled or solved, so other than acting as show piece it had no real purpose. So I decided to apply the same concept to a puzzle that shape shifted and didn't rely on colour to be solved and the resulting puzzle was made, which I have called the Stone Blocks.

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It was an easy puzzle to make as it only required slight sanding to make the puzzles surfaces rough and therefore easier for the paint to make a stronger bond. Two coats were applied over two weeks and the puzzle was left for about a month to dry in cool conditions (heat kept the paint soft while it was still drying).

I also spray painted the Mirror Blocks stand for a nice finish.

If anybody is interested in this type of puzzle, feel free to PM me.

More information can be found on my website

Thanks for looking :)

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 Post subject: Re: Ryan's Stone Blocks
PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 11:46 pm 
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That looks great, it reminds me of the granite style acrylic I have used in some of my puzzles.

Nice job,

Dave

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