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 Post subject: My first puzzle mod - a 3x3x5
PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:35 am 
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I've just completed my first cube mod, a 3x3x5 based on a C4U 3x3x4. This is the bare cube after sanding and polishing:
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And this is after stickering:
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I used CubeSmith "pastel" tiles just to give it a different look. To get a smooth finish, after glueing I filed along the new joins using a 3-square file so as to open up the join. This meant I could get a better "fill" with the Apoxie Sculpt, which I carefully cut away using a wet razor blade before the Apoxie fully hardened. This made the sanding (medium, fine then ulta fine paper) much easier. The "polishing" was just a qucik rub with a soft cloth.

Considering this is my first attempt I am very pleased with the result. The cube turns well and is very stable, and it does not jam or lock at all. Now for the next one!

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 Post subject: Re: My first puzzle mod - a 3x3x5
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You used a 3x3x4??? Then if so you are good at modding!!! I would've used a 3x3x5 :)

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 Post subject: Re: My first puzzle mod - a 3x3x5
PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 10:50 am 
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RubixFreakGreg wrote:
You used a 3x3x4??? Then if so you are good at modding!!! I would've used a 3x3x5 :)

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I prefer the look of the lazyman's 3x3x5 over both the cubic AND the properly proportioned, TBH.

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 Post subject: Re: My first puzzle mod - a 3x3x5
PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 11:32 am 
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That's very nice. From the looks of it you followed redKB's method. That's exceptionally clean for a first mod. Well done!

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 Post subject: Re: My first puzzle mod - a 3x3x5
PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 12:08 pm 
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Outstanding quality! It looks perfect! :)
Congratulations of finishing your first mod! What will be the next? :)

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 Post subject: Re: My first puzzle mod - a 3x3x5
PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 3:08 pm 
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Thanks for the comments guys (or gals)!

For my next mod I was thinking about the Dino Cube (from the Rainbow cube) or Fisher's Mental Block (from the Skewb). I would like to do the Mental Block using a mini (keychain) skewb. Does anyone know if you can still get these puzzles?

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 Post subject: Re: My first puzzle mod - a 3x3x5
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They're not mass produced by Meffert's now, so you may have to ask some people from the forum or maybe try eBay.

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 Post subject: Re: My first puzzle mod - a 3x3x5
PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 11:32 am 
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Thanks SEBUVER. Doubleyou has been in contact and I am buying a mini skewb from him to do the Mental Block.

We are possibly going to cooperate on this build. I plan to use sheet ABS and Apoxie Sculpt to make the pieces. Any hints?

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 Post subject: Re: My first puzzle mod - a 3x3x5
PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 12:40 pm 
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I am glad I could help!

you know I made this thread. it gives a few tips but not much
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any more help would be highly appreciated! Tony?

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