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 Post subject: 8x8x8 Ball
PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 5:59 pm 
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Hi All,
This is the first ball mod I've ever made, shaped using a dremel and sandpaper, its ok but could be a little better.
As I cut into the puzzle I wasn't sure if it was going to work out, but it is very stable. The second from outside layers are very thin though, and difficult to grip with the fingers.

All of the 8 corners were stickered with a single small pink triangle.
I did attempt to sticker each corner piece with 3 colors, but gave up because of their very small size (1mm) they were taking forever to get right and were not staying on the puzzle that well.
Thankyou.

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 Post subject: Re: 8x8x8 Ball
PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 6:18 pm 
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This is really cool! I like how small the usually big 8x8 parts are.
Did you consider doing an 8 color scheme? This would solve the three color corner sticker problem


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 6:43 pm 
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Really amazing and beautiful! :D

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 Post subject: Re: 8x8x8 Ball
PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 8:39 pm 
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SunnWinder wrote:
All of the 8 corners were stickered with a single small pink triangle.
I did attempt to sticker each corner piece with 3 colors, but gave up because of their very small size (1mm) they were taking forever to get right and were not staying on the puzzle that well.

In the pictures they look a fair bit larger than 1mm. I needed very similar ones on my micro 3x3x3 ball. This is how I did it- http://youtu.be/RjxUzmZpCn4?t=6m35s . If you have trouble making them stick individually with the glue I would suggest covering all three with clear sticky back plastic (like Olivér's signature protector material), trimming it to the right shape and gluing each group of three onto the puzzle in one go.
If you want an easy cheat option then just cut white triangles and carefully use pens to colour the non white parts. Not perfect but at this size it should be ok.

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 Post subject: Re: 8x8x8 Ball
PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 12:33 am 
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Wow....

Amazing. Great craftmanship. I love it!!!!


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 6:00 am 
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Amazing..
Looks very neat and the shapes are perfect..
Trully great craftmanship..

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:08 am 
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I was dreaming about doing a whole set of nxnxn ball puzzles last night! How weird :shock: Nice puzzle BTW.

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 Post subject: Re: 8x8x8 Ball
PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 2:29 pm 
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Thankyou everyone.

Thankyou Tony, I watched your video, fine work on making that ball at that size, as well as the stickering, your approach to cutting those corner stickers is much better than the way I was doing it.

I did consider stickering it with 8 colors eye2eye, I think it would look great like that, I would struggle to solve it though :)

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 2:47 pm 
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Looking good!

Too bad the corner stickers don't work. Perhaps leave it unstickered then?

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 Post subject: Re: 8x8x8 Ball
PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 3:49 pm 
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Oooooh, that's so cute!
I love it.
This ball is perfectly round and well-made.
I love the small corner bits.
I bet they were tricky to sticker.
Well done.
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