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 Post subject: Trio Mod
PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 2:11 pm 
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I've been looking for a Trio puzzle unsuccessfully for a while now so when I found two puzzlers I decided to try to make my own:
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I'm quite happy with the result, it's not perfect but movement is fairly good and it's enjoyable to solve.
I did have a few problems / made a few mistakes. I'll list some of them here in the hope they may help other beginners:

I dyed the puzzles first - this was a mistake as when I cut them to join them together the original colour became visible again.
While the frame dyed well the puzzle pieces did not take the dye, I'm not sure if this is to do with the plastic in them or if I didn't use a strong even concentration of acetone. Because of this I had to cut stickers the full size of the pieces which doesn't look as nice (in my opinion) as if there had been a black border around the edges.

I forgot to take pictures of each stage, this is all I have:
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I think the size is quite nice and good for solving as the original puzzlers were quite small:
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I do have a spare half puzzle left over so I may turn it into a Quadplex at some stage!

Thanks for looking! :D


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 Post subject: Re: Trio Mod
PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 1:34 pm 
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If you dont find the puzzle you have to make it yourself.
Amazing!


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 Post subject: Re: Trio Mod
PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 3:00 pm 
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Wow that's amazing. That is almost identical to this-

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 Post subject: Re: Trio Mod
PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 3:06 pm 
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Tony Fisher wrote:
Wow that's amazing. That is almost identical to this-

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I can see wht you mean, but are you sure you're not showing off? ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Trio Mod
PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 5:42 pm 
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Very very nice! If I would've just seen the first picture I never would've guessed it was modded by hand.

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 Post subject: Re: Trio Mod
PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 4:31 am 
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Well done!


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 Post subject: Re: Trio Mod
PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 4:29 pm 
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Thanks for the positive feedback :D

I think I will try to do a little more work on the right hand side join as it looks pretty uneven in the pictures - surprisingly not as noticeable in real life!

Tony Fisher wrote:
Wow that's amazing. That is almost identical to this-


Similar pattern I guess but I think mine is a whole lot less complicated :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Trio Mod
PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 6:10 pm 
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This is really cool! I had no idea they weren't connected by design originally. The one thing I don't like that much is that two of the three centers are connected, if that makes sense.


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 Post subject: Re: Trio Mod
PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 4:28 pm 
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Yes I know what you mean - I thought the clear acrylic cover from the second puzzle would meet the edge of the first one too, because as you can see they are just separated by the moveable pieces of the puzzle - I have no idea why it doesn't though as the pieces are the same size from puzzle to puzzle!

Can anyone explain why they won't meet? What did I do wrong, I can't figure it out! :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Trio Mod
PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 7:33 pm 
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Zzupler wrote:
Yes I know what you mean - I thought the clear acrylic cover from the second puzzle would meet the edge of the first one too, because as you can see they are just separated by the moveable pieces of the puzzle - I have no idea why it doesn't though as the pieces are the same size from puzzle to puzzle!

Can anyone explain why they won't meet? What did I do wrong, I can't figure it out! :lol:

Now that I look at it again, i'm not sure the hexagons are regular. Looking at the right pieces, the clear plastic doesn't seem to go all the way to the middle of the pieces.


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 Post subject: Re: Trio Mod
PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 9:51 pm 
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I think you're right - the acrylic that's still joined from the original "puzzler" is stretched a little where the hexagons meet, the single hexagon from the other puzzler has lost that "stretch" where I cut it so that's why it doesn't meet up cleanly, plus it would only have had the stretch on one side so it would never have met up with the two hexagons cleanly anyway.

I guess I could try to cut a piece of acrylic to cover the three holes but then I'd run into a problem with it fitting into the holes - I'm not sure it's worth the hassle!


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