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PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2004 1:46 pm 
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how hard is to make one of these? they look really neat.
http://twistypuzzles.com/cgi-bin/puzzle.cgi?pid=675

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I am building my second one now. You start with a Rubik's cube, and saw off 4 corners. Then you add material (I use epoxy putty or the parts from a pyramorphix) to fill out the tetrahedron. It's my favorite puzzle, and it is a lot of work.


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The pointy corners are the easy part. Filling in the four cut corners is relatively easy as well. It's the edges and middles that are the pain in the butt because there is very little material you can reuse to simplify the job.

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I just started working on my own this past weekend. I used a hand saw and cut each edge piece and corner piece down to the truncated cube? (see examole pic), i should have scanned in my progress. I used the cut off pieces andglued them to the sides of the edges to give the edge shape, and now i ran out of material to finish... hehe. I filled in two sides of edges and inside corners. It looks like crap right now but i'm sure after some grinding and sanding it'll all be good :)

jake :shock:


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2004 10:12 pm 
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here is some scanned stuff... hope this helps!
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that's what I did as well, used bits of the edge pieces to build up the pyramorphix edges. However I found that this was not quite what I wanted so I'm still working on it. I also took the flat pieces of the pyramorphix, cut them down, and used them to fashion 1 of the face's edges. For the last face I am going to try and custom fabricate the pieces out of ABS plastic sheet. My Pyramorphix is an incomplete Frankenstein's monster of different construction methods all in a single puzzle.

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