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 Post subject: 1x2x3
PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2004 8:31 pm 
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I've seen pictures of the 1x2x3, and I was wondering if anyone had one they'd be willing to part with, for money or whatever.

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 Post subject: Re: 1x2x3
PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2004 10:38 pm 
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The picture of the 1x2x3 you have probably seen belongs to Juozas Granskas. If you do a search on the forums you can probably find information about it. But basically it was given to him by someone who made it. It's a custom piece using all unique parts. The likelihood of seeing another just like it is pretty slim unless you can somehow talk Juozas out of his.

Mechanically they are relatively easy to make so it shouldn't be a great challenge to anybody to make their own version.


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 Post subject: Re: 1x2x3
PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2004 7:47 am 
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I see. Then perhaps I will make one. Any suggestions?

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 Post subject: Re: 1x2x3
PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2004 7:47 am 
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Go for it! This seems to be a very sought-after puzzle. Probably one of the easiest puzzles to build from scratch, too.


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 Post subject: Re: 1x2x3
PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2004 5:05 am 
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What kind of internal mechanism are you guys using for 1x2x3? Could you please post a description, of picture?


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 Post subject: Re: 1x2x3
PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2004 5:05 am 
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I second the motion for a description and/or picture of the mechanism you are using.

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Many of us have custom made Slim Towers (2x2x3). It is quite easy to make. So you can bandage a 2x2x3 puzzle and will have 1x2x3. It is a shorter way, than to build from scratch.
Hope to see your creations here.


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Here's a VERY quick and dirty sketch of a simple 1x2x3 mechanism done with a ballpoint pen and a cheap digital camera. Not a complex mechanism at all. I'm sure there's other ways to make one including adding prosthetics to a 3x3x3 keychain.

http://www.chrono.org/puzzles/1x2x3.jpg


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That's interesting, but I'm not seeing how it's a 1x2x3 in complete a form as the one shown on this site.

http://twistypuzzles.com/cgi-bin/puzzle.cgi?pid=881

Does anyone have pictures of the mechanism for this?

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As far as anybody knows it's a unique item. The interior mechanism is unknown and I doubt Juozas Granskas would be willing to pull apart his puzzle to have a peek inside.

My mechanism sketch for a 1x2x3 is sound and being a betting man I'm about 95% sure that the Juozas 1x2x3 mechanism is virtually identical. Sure it's a bit more rounded off and curved but that's just a matter of aesthetics and craftsmanship.

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I understand and agree that you're right, but the image isn't doing it for me. I don't quite understand it. Do you think you could try a different angle of approach or something?

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Trewor,

Designer of the puzzle has warned me, that it is impossible to disassemble. Thinking about it's mechanism I came to the same idea as Jin depicted (very clearly, from my point of view).
All functional extentions exploits the same idea, which was pattented by Abu Shumay. So, look at 1x2x3 as an extension of 1x1x2 (two cubelets joint with a screw in Jin's sketch).


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Yes, I have some plans for easy mechnisms, I'm just wondering about the original.

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