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 Post subject: Hello - an introduction and Valentine mod
PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 1:33 pm 
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Hello, I just wanted to say hello to everyone, and give you a little background on me.
I solved my first cube just 4 months ago and have since fallen head over heels with the entire cubing community.
My personal best on a 3x3 is 52 seconds, but I don't plan to push that much further. I love cuboids and shape shifting cuboids especially.

I have gravitated to the modding side of things, and I am just starting to get my head wrapped around some of the concepts seen in here. I started modding on the very basic side of things starting with a Siamese cube, and moved on to a barrel cube and a fisher cube (almost finished). My pride and joy so far has to be my valentines cube. For some strange reason, my wife does not share my affinity for cubing, although she tolerates it well and even humors me from time to time.

My goal was to somehow pull her a little closer into my venn diagram of cubing. The result you will see below, her valentines cube.


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 Post subject: Re: Hello - an introduction and Valentine mod
PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 1:38 pm 
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Love to see such romantic mod.

Did your wife appreciate it, or next year just a chocolate heart instead of a cube?

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 Post subject: Re: Hello - an introduction and Valentine mod
PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 1:52 pm 
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Haha, yes, she did appreciate it. She actually asked me to teach her to solve it.
But with it taking almost 50 hours, perhaps next year she will get a card.
:D


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 Post subject: Re: Hello - an introduction and Valentine mod
PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 2:20 pm 
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Make her a chocolate cube. That can't fail.

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 Post subject: Re: Hello - an introduction and Valentine mod
PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 2:26 pm 
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Amazing!
One year from today. Expect photos.
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 Post subject: Re: Hello - an introduction and Valentine mod
PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 7:24 pm 
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Great work..
Your skills are too good for beginners..
is it true you are a beginners?? XD
btw I wonder what tools did you use to make those perfect cut?
That was awesome,,I wish I can cut that clean.. :D

Maulana


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 Post subject: Re: Hello - an introduction and Valentine mod
PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 12:11 am 
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Nice mod, thanks for the detailed pictures!

Tony Fisher wrote:
Make her a chocolate cube. That can't fail.
It would melt in her hands during the solve :(

Dave

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 Post subject: Re: Hello - an introduction and Valentine mod
PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:01 am 
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2009maul01 wrote:
Great work..
Your skills are too good for beginners..
is it true you are a beginners?? XD
btw I wonder what tools did you use to make those perfect cut?
That was awesome,,I wish I can cut that clean.. :D

Maulana


Yes it is true I am new at this, having put roughly 80 hours into modding so far.

But more importantly, before any modding, I watched every video and read every thread on modding and modding techniques I could.
Then I made sure I had all the right tools and materials before I started.

For clean cuts, an x-acto knife with a metal ruler on styrene plastic works perfectly.

Here are some links I found helpful. Good luck.

http://tonyfisherpuzzles.net/F%20Puzzle ... rials.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qa_-oWbX ... 53&index=5

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FC90Jmdq ... w&index=31

http://www.twistypuzzles.com/forum/view ... =9&t=24342

http://tw.myblog.yahoo.com/kpgjohn-cube ... &l=f&fid=6


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