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 Post subject: Eastsheen 2x2x2 - Disassemble?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2002 4:36 am 
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Does anyone know how can I safely disassemble this
cube? I'm afraid to break it.

Also, would like to disassemble a star wars puzzle head
the one that is distributed by Kellogg in Canada. Did
anyone do that?


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 Post subject: No and Yes
PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2002 5:40 am 
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Eastsheens 2x2x2 isn't meant to be taken apart like the 4x4x4 and 5x5x5 (according to the CD rom I have).

But I have taken a puzzlehead apart, You get it slightly apart, and then unscrew it and it'll come apart. Quite a different and interesting mech.


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 Post subject: What about assembly of the 4x4x4 and 5x5x5?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2002 8:36 am 
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I purchase these two Eastsheen puzzles from Andreas before they were advertised as assembly puzzles. Is there a difference between the earlier Eastsheen puzzles and the more recent ones? If so, I might have to take Meffert's up on their offer to get the assembly versions. If not, how do I go about disassembly and reassembly of my Eastsheen 4x4x4 and 5x5x5?

Thanks to anyone who can clarify this for me.

Doug.


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 Post subject: Taking apart an Eastsheen cube
PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2002 3:57 am 
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I don't have a CD or a booklet on how to take the cube
apart, but here is what I did.

Take a 4x4x4, and turn one of the face so that you see
the top corner of one of the four middle cubes. Get a
very thin and narrow knife if you don't want to leave
any scratches on the plastic. You will see a cap on the
center cube, so stick the knife right under the cap,
and pull it up lightly. It will come off the cube. All
other center cubes' caps can be pulled up right from
where the first cap was. Then there is a screw in the
middle, you unscrew it. Everything else is similar.
It is interesting, each plactic piece has a number on
the back side of it.


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 Post subject: Still looking for Eastsheen 2x2x2 - YES
PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2002 5:40 am 
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I've taken a puzzlehead apart in a similar way:
turned halves of the head slightly off the center,
and the moved a perpendicular half in direction of
the other half. That creates a hole in the center
of the cube. Then I put a piece of hard tube/pipe
of a diameter slightly larger then the screw top,
and easily remove the screw. I used a suitable pen
tip cover that I cut for the tube piece. :)

I do realize that Eastsheen 2x2x2 is not designed to
be a Do-it-yourself cube. Still, is it true that there
is no way to take it apart without breaking it? I would
like to use it a some mods, but then it needs to be
taken apart.


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 Post subject: no
PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2002 8:36 am 
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no difference.. same puzzle... i dont know why he advertises them as being able to take them apart, i mean, isnt every puzzle?
Its not like its easy you still have to unscrew and all that...


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 Post subject: Numbers on parts
PostPosted: Sun Dec 01, 2002 4:32 am 
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Thanks for the good dissassembly discription. I will try it shortly.

BTW, the numbers on the parts probably represent the cavity number that each part came from. For example, if you have a 4 cavity mold, it is designed to mold 4 identical parts at the same time. The parts could have a 1, 2, 3, or 4 on them. Otherwise the parts are identical so it wouldn't be uncommon to have 4 center cubies in a puzzle with two cavity #2 parts and two cavity #3 parts and no cavities #1 or #4. This is a common practice when making a multicavity molding tool. It lets the mold operator know what is going on with each cavity if there is a problem.

Doug.


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 Post subject: See the patents
PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2002 4:32 am 
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It's interesting, that in the patent for Eastsheen
4x4x4 cube these center cube's caps are shown as
being attached with screws. US5992850.


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