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 Post subject: Fisher Mirror blocks?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 6:15 pm 
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I want to start a mod on my mirror blocks cube and want to make a fisher mirror blocks cube. The only problem is I don't know how. I have 1 mirror blocks cube and could buy another, I have plenty of epoxie sculpt and have plenty of spare time. I need your guys' help on this one. Thanks,
~ Ian

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 Post subject: Re: Fisher Mirror blocks?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 11:22 pm 
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Well, be sure you take in the depth of the faces. Some may be too thin to cut, and can be cut into the actual mechanism.

I've made a representation of a Bump cube, and what it CAN look like if made into a fisher puzzle. (Not actual dimensions, but for the example right now)
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So when rotated on one axis, it can look like this, if the same cuts are made.
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The problems appear when pieces like the one in Red, are really close to the exterior of the puzzle, and there is little holding it in already.
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The last part, is when the cuts are kept, and the piece has almost nothing left to grip onto (depending on what axis was rotated for the cuts). And the second problem are thin faces circled in purple, where there is very sharp edges (again, axis it was rotated upon matters).
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I'm not discouraging you from doing this, but I want to express that it can be dangerous. 3D printing is an option, so is extensions via cut and paste method, or sculpting and sanding. I'd love to see this be made, but make sure you know what angles you are cutting at, as you may have parts broken.

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 Post subject: Re: Fisher Mirror blocks?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 2:35 pm 
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I see what you mean unfortunately 3/D printing is not an option for me and I have to do it manually. I will keep you updated on what I'm doing on this thread. Also I bought another one in case of pieces breaking

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 Post subject: Re: Fisher Mirror blocks?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 3:35 pm 
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmZvJRnyWNI I found a video of someone who made one and he said it was the hardest mod he's done. and he's made one of these http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fcg-VfiC-Yo . In other words this is gonna be hard :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: Fisher Mirror blocks?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:45 pm 
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I made simple drawings of what the faces will look like. I will start cutting it tomorrow.


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 Post subject: Re: Fisher Mirror blocks?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 11:27 pm 
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Starting well so far.

I wanna see this come out well! Best of luck to ya!!

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 Post subject: Re: Fisher Mirror blocks?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 8:41 pm 
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I cut and filled the first two layers I still need to add extentions, sand, paint, polish, and resticker it. So much work :0


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 Post subject: Re: Fisher Mirror blocks?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 11:26 pm 
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The Casual Cuber wrote:
So much work :0
So many people look at custom puzzles and ask why they are so expensive. But anyone who has spent time building understands what goes into it. It is a great experience, and gives you even more appreciation for the works others have made.

Keep up the great work, we look forward to the final result!

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 Post subject: Re: Fisher Mirror blocks?
PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 11:53 am 
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I added all the extensions and now I have to sand it all down to a cube then paint it. I'm almost there!!


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 Post subject: Re: Fisher Mirror blocks?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 2:20 pm 
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Looking good!! I'm glad to see it turning out so well so fast!

Is this your first mod? I forget what's posted at times, and may have forgotten if you made any more puzzle mods.

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 Post subject: Re: Fisher Mirror blocks?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 4:48 am 
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Hello. I builded this puzzle 1 year ago. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LZN_7LL ... C3OGWF_pdQ


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 Post subject: Re: Fisher Mirror blocks?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 5:24 am 
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Not quite, you didn't make it square again ;)

But nice build still!

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