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 Post subject: Tony Fisher's TRUNCATED OCTAHEDRON auction
PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2005 2:42 pm 
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On Wednesday 16th November I shall be starting a 10 day auction for my Truncated Octahedron (from Skewb). This is another remake. It's not the most imaginative puzzle in the world but it's not too big or heavy and it moves well.


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 Post subject: I Won the Truncated Octahedron
PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2005 9:12 pm 
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I must be very lucky... or, everyone else were too busy with their holidays. I won the auction for less than 100 GBP!!! What a steal!!! This must be the lowest price ever among all of Tony Fisher's auctions... and best of all, Tony signed the cube for me. Thank you, Tony!!!

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2005 10:42 pm 
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A big reason for the lower price has to do with construction difficulty. It's a relatively simple truncation of an existing puzzle as opposed to a complex shape modification (Golden Cube) or a modification of the mechanism (2x3x4).

Congrats on the win though. It's not every day someone gets to own a genuine Tony Fisher at any price.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2005 5:46 pm 
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It was actually made from a regular Skewb. When I first made this puzzle I don't think the factory made octahedrons were available. Since I still have the master pieces I made new moulds and cast the pieces my standard way. Thinking about it now though I guess cutting an octahedron down would have been quicker.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2005 6:12 pm 
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Well that could certainly explain it as well. Since I had a misperception of how it was made then it is certainly possible that it was viewed the same way as others who also didn't know the work that went into this.

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Yes, when I received the puzzle, I realized it's made of a regular Skewb right away. However, before I actually have the item on hand it's very hard to imagine how it was made.

I bought an "Impossible Object -- Arrow Thru Bottle" recently. Once I got the puzzle in hand, I figured out the secret right away. The money I paid is worth every penny -- it satisfied my desire to know about the seceret!!!

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