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 Post subject: Which is easier to build a 2x2x3 or a 2x2x4
PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2003 6:18 pm 
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Which puzzle is easier to make or are they both about the same as far as difficulty and time to complete? I am talking about the ones made with 2x2x2 cubies and not from bandaging a 4x4x4 revenge. I would appreciate any help. I have seen the articles on waynes site and on ton's but I would like to hear from anyone who has made these before. If anyone has one they would like to trade, let me know what you are looking for or would accept as trades. Thanks


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 Post subject: Re: Which is easier to build a 2x2x3 or a 2x2x4
PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2003 10:43 am 
I just finished a 2x2x4, following a similar method to the new method on Ton's site. You just use the parts from 2 2x2x2s and a bit of putty! It was a very easy build, 4 hours if you don't include time for Milliput to set. I've not done a 2x2x3 but it must be more difficult.

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 Post subject: Re: Which is easier to build a 2x2x3 or a 2x2x4
PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2003 6:18 pm 
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I would think the 2x2x4 would be easier to build... You are fabricating 8 new pieces which are identical to each other and you're not making any modifications to the internal mechanism.


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 Post subject: Re: Which is easier to build a 2x2x3 or a 2x2x4
PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2003 1:38 am 
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Hi,

I just updated my site WWW.speedcubing.com/ton with a build method based on Jake Rueth concept combined with Wayne's concept. With this method is it possible to build a 2x2x4 in 6 hours. I used Universal Permanent Repair instead of Milliput, but you have to work very fast this epoxy is hard in 5 minutes. So you should prepare the epoxy for just 1 piece at the time.


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 Post subject: Re: Which is easier to build a 2x2x3 or a 2x2x4
PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2003 7:33 am 
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6 hours? that seems like alot... i spent 30 minutes last night making ALL of the extension pieces, and 1 inner piece to see if it worked. I will try to work on it tonight or tomorrow (no school!)


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 Post subject: Re: Which is easier to build a 2x2x3 or a 2x2x4
PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2003 10:43 am 
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Yep, 2x2x4 is easier. Ton has a NEW method up as of today also... bascially the same as Wayne's method, but a bit easier if you dont have 4x4 scraps around...seems more stable as well. 2x2x3 is a terrible terrible amount of work. First, you must carve out a 3x3x3 mini kernel, without destroying it. Then, you have to cut and recut the 3x3x3 external pieces... let the milliput sit, then fix any problems and probably redo 2 or 3 of the pieces


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 Post subject: Re: Which is easier to build a 2x2x3 or a 2x2x4
PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2003 7:33 am 
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I wrote: You can build (that is an average builder), I spend in total 2 hours. Including breakin in a new cube.

But still I am not finshed I want it to be perfect, so I will spend some more hour to make it perfect.

I recommend to take the time to build. :)

But still 30 min is very fast! Share some pictures when you are finshed


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