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 Post subject: My latest mod: yet another Skewb variation
PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2007 5:18 pm 
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When I made my first Skewb mod earlier this year, I noticed that I could create the same shape with a slightly different truncation. So, just in time for this year's DCD, I decided to build it. Unlike my previous Skewb design, this one is a shapeshifting puzzle.

Again, this was just a rush job. Although it still took me one evening to cut and sand, one evening to fill the pieces with Epoxy Sculpt, one evening to sand and paint and one evening to cut stickers.

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Thats really cool. Youre rockin out all these great mods! AMAZING!

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2007 5:22 pm 
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Interesting...

What shape would this be considered? Seems very random!


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Very nice.

Can we see a picture of them side by side?

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Noah wrote:
Very nice.

Can we see a picture of them side by side?


They are side by side in the second and third row of the above image. They look very similar so I understand that you didn't see it right away.

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Nice puzzle Thomas. You are not the only one rushing to get things done in time for Cube Day.


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That's awesome. Its times like these where I wish i was dutch. This, and when I watched Eurotrip lol


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Looks great, even for a non-rushed job!!

Thomas wrote:
They are side by side in the second and third row of the above image. They look very similar so I understand that you didn't see it right away.
Thomas


I see that now, when I first looked I thought it was all the same puzzle!

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Sorry. I guess my joke was lost in translation.

I know they are next to each other. I was joking that they look so much alike, you can barely tell.

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I like it

well done ¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡

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reeeech wrote:
What shape would this be considered? Seems very random!


This is my third twisty puzzle with this shape. I've been wondering if it has an 'official' name.
It's a dodecahedron, truncated in a manner so it fits inside a cube.
Anyone know how you can call this?

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Fantastic!!! I'm a huge fan of these "baseball" shaped mods you've been making, keep up the great work!

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Scott Bedard wrote:
Fantastic!!! I'm a huge fan of these "baseball" shaped mods you've been making, keep up the great work!


Yeah, I have noticed their resemblance with waterpolo balls (not baseball).
But I don't think Waterpolo Skewb is such a cool name.

Thanks for the compliment.

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Another excellent mod, same shape with one of your past creations, but different movement! :)

Any chance to make one with a european football theme?

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I think that if the puzzle is made from a skewb , the puzzle has to named
skewb xxxxxx


like skewb diamond, skewb ultimate etc.....

then i suggest something like SKEWB LABYRINTH

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Beautiful
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I am definitely buying a skewb.


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I am not familiar with the shape but suspect it would be called a dodecahexahedron or a dodecacube.


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The set of colored faces resembles a bowtie (especially in the first version).

It could be called a Bowtie Cube...

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That's so cool, and all those names..i am really bad in finding names.
As soon as it is in englsh, it's sounds well


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Just looking at it, I was thinking...

It would be cool if it was truncated/built up/reshaped into a cube similar to Tony Fisher's Hexaminx.

It would be a Skewb mechanism in a cubic shape, but it would be axises misaligned.

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Do you mean that perhaps the four axes are on edges?

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Isn't a Golden Cube like that?

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Noah wrote:
Just looking at it, I was thinking...

It would be cool if it was truncated/built up/reshaped into a cube similar to Tony Fisher's Hexaminx.

It would be a Skewb mechanism in a cubic shape, but it would be axises misaligned.


Hmm... so I guess my next build is no longer a surprise. :?

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Pembo, taking on America wrote:
Isn't a Golden Cube like that?
With a 60 degrees turn from a normal position, yes.



@Thomas: I'm very eager to see it. :D Great initiative.

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Thats crazy good!

I wish I could mod like that. How did you do it? Mold? Truncate? Plastic sheets?


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Thomas wrote:
Noah wrote:
Just looking at it, I was thinking...

It would be cool if it was truncated/built up/reshaped into a cube similar to Tony Fisher's Hexaminx.

It would be a Skewb mechanism in a cubic shape, but it would be axises misaligned.


Hmm... so I guess my next build is no longer a surprise. :?

Thomas


Just in case...

IN THE NAME OF THE NETHERLANDS, I CLAIM THIS DESIGN AND CALL IT THOMAS' CUBE.

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Give me a few more days to build it.

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AHH! So many amazing skew mods! :lol:

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it looks alot like a baseball shape if you consider the sharper edges as the leather cuts


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i see a $1,000 auction coming to ebay :) great job


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I'm about halfway with my Thomas' Cube. Tomorrow I'll start with the filling, sanding, painting and stickering bit. It will look much cleaner when I'm done. But even then this will probably be just a prototype. Perhaps now is the time to take up molding.

Thomas

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edit: I finished it. See http://twistypuzzles.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=8042

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So it's based off the Skewb mech?

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Thomas wrote:
But even then this will probably be just a prototype. Perhaps now is the time to take up molding.
Thomas


Looks great already Thomas. And when you make a new one, you can send me the old prototype!

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Great mods, Thomas,

I hadn't had a close look through all of this thread before now. They look better than prototypes to me. It is facinating following your thought process from the "truncated" megaminx, through the two skewb variants to the Thomas Cube, I see where these ideas came from.

I particularly like the non-shape-shifting nature of the first skewb mod. Great work. Keep it up!


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