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 Post subject: Can any of you make/build these puzzles?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2002 6:29 am 
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I know of the guy in Japan that can make these, but I was wondering if any of you have successfully made any of these puzzles. If you have, would you be willing to make one for me? If you have pictures and pricing info, please email me.

Slim Tower
Octaminx
Mental Block
Trajbers Octahedron


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 Post subject: Yea
PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2002 11:45 pm 
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Location: Orange County, CA, USA
I'm working on the Mental Block. So far so good. My Mental Block is based on the mini-skewb and uses part of that puzzle as the basis. The scaling compared to other puzzles is much better this way than using a full sized Skewb for the build-up. While I couldn't claim that my version of the Mental Block is comparable to the $220 Japanese custom import, I will say it will be considerably less expensive and it will be well made although probably not quite achieving that one's level of craftsmanship. I'm looking forward to making one just so I can have my own Mental Block but there's no reason why I can't make extra pieces.


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 Post subject: working on a slim tower, using the twisty method.
PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2002 6:29 am 
Hi Dodd,
I'm currently working on a slim tower using the method descibed on this site. It is a surprisingly rough going though. I've actually taken a break from it for a bit, but will finish eventually. I'll will be making molds for it once it's done because the whole glue thing ain't working, and not to metion I hate stuff that is glued.
Try cubeman1 on ebay, he sold one a few months back.


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 Post subject: Building ....
PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2002 1:48 pm 
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Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
I can make a Slim Tower (material cost is $25)
And a Mental block (material cost is $20)

I still need to build some puzzle for other collectors.
I normally do not sell, I prefer trading (swap)

I am building now:
a 2x2x4
a 2x2x6

Planning :
a Mental Block
a 2x2x3
a 3x3x2
a 3x3x5 (my own design)
a 4x4x3 must make a design

Builded:
2x2x3
Fisher cube
Fused 3x3x3
Fused 4x4x4 (my own design)
3x3x2
Halpern Pyramid
Starburst
extended 7x7x7 (my own design)
extended 3x3x5


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 Post subject: Halpern Pyramid
PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2002 6:31 pm 
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Location: Nottingham, UK
Ton,
Your Halpern Pyramid is a beauty, but even looking at your photos I could not figure out how you built it. Which mechanism did you use and where did you get parts for it (Icould see you fused some edges with milliput).
Unless it's all a secret, could you expand on it?
Please....
If the explanation is too long, could you send me an e-mail? (address above).

Vadim


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 Post subject: Building a Halpern Pyramid
PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2002 9:03 pm 
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I used a keychain skewb and 3x Pyramorphix keychains for the tips, some milliput and some flat plastic.

I used the keychain skewb, and the middles are the fixed parts axles of a skewb, other builders use the corners as the fixed axle.

I justed some spare plastic and milliput and the tips of a Pyramorphix to get the correct shape of the middle pieces and corners.

If I would rebuild it, I would use only the milliput to fill and cover it with some flat plastic. You may use black telephone cards, or do what I did I used the plastic of a Giant 3x3x3 (cost $2.25).

I used:

1x keychain Skewb $ 4
3x keychain Pyramorphix keychain $12
1x Milliput bar $10
flat plastic $ 2.25
Sand paper $ 1

Total $30

I used a keychain skewb, because with a normal skewb the Halpern Pyramid would be 15 cm high.

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 Post subject: Thanks for the info
PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2002 11:45 pm 
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Thanks for the info. If you could send completed pictures when you are done that would be great.


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 Post subject: Nice work!
PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2002 9:03 pm 
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Location: Palerang Shire, NSW, Australia
Well done, Ton.


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