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 Post subject: 2x1x1. what for
PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2002 1:37 pm 
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Why did i make a 2x1x1?
It is useless. Someone please tell me it isnt useless.
I put it up on ebay, in an earlier post.
Will someone buy it? Please. I wasted a broken assembly cube on that thing. What a waste.


-Tyler


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 Post subject: It isn't useless, happy? :)
PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2002 4:32 pm 
I was wondering too why did u make such an item, well it's honestly not much of a puzzle but then at least you can look at it and say: hey! I'm the only one having this funny variation of rubiks in the world....hehe, anyway, well done for ur earlier super master, but does the print out look as good as regular magic?


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 Post subject: Print is great
PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2002 4:32 pm 
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Thanks. the print looks great. My printer isnt that old, and i have a fresh ink cartridge, so that might affect it. Since the tiles are "shiny", you dont even need photo paper for it too look good. Just make sure you cut them out straight


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 Post subject: yes. Happy
PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2002 4:42 pm 
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Cows say moo.


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 Post subject: Don't laugh....
PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2002 4:59 am 
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Don't laugh. I'm thinking about making a 1x1x1. Afterall, I have a 2x2x2, 3x3x3, 4x4x4, and a 5x5x5. Shouldn't there be a 1x1x1? Call it a Dummy Cube if you like.

Doug.


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 Post subject: make me one
PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2002 5:06 am 
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Doug,
make me one. i have no milliput.
would go great on my shelf with me 2x2, 3x3, 4x4, and 5x5.


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 Post subject: Milliput, 1x1x1
PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2002 5:15 am 
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Me neither. Someone suggested using a black die.


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 Post subject: Milliput and black die
PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2002 5:24 am 
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I can get all the Milliput I want, but what can I use for die?

P.S. I can get some putty, but shipment cost are more than the price of the milliput.

Milliput (White) $10
Shipmentabout $12


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 Post subject: black dye/die
PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2002 5:35 am 
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I meant "die" as used to play games like Yatzee (dice-plural). You know, it has 6 square shaped sides like a cube but with spots on it. Not "dye" like pigment coloring.

hehe, It's O.K.

Doug.


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 Post subject: 1x1x1
PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2002 5:39 am 
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I build one, last year!

No algoritme needed to solve!!

I had some spare parts.

I am planing to build

3x3x2 (prototype finshed)
2x2x3 (prototype finshed)
3x3x4 (design phase)
4x4x3 (design phase)
Rubik Mate replica (prototype finshed)
(build from real Rubiks cubes

4x4x4 siamese


And just for fun
1x1x2
2x2x3 extended 2x2


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 Post subject: Untitled
PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2002 6:06 am 
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but how would you fill the cavity? or close the side off


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 Post subject: Is there dye for Milliput?
PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2002 7:18 am 
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Oke Doug I know what a die is but my spelling is not that good (I come from The Netherlands). But the question is valid. Is there dye for Milliput


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 Post subject: $old
PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2002 8:48 am 
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sold for a whopping $4.99 USD

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 Post subject: selling any? I'll buy 1 of each please
PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2002 5:39 am 
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Are you going to be selling any at all. I would love to add each of them to my collection. I'll buy 1 of each please. Isn't the first one a DOMINO?


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 Post subject: never mind
PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2002 6:06 am 
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never mind
i read dye instead of die

I think maybe ill make a 1x1 too. i have a spare die laying around. And i just ordered tamiya puddy 2 nights ago, and i have black acrylic and stickers. Is that enough to make a 1x1x1?


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 Post subject: Dye for Milliput and Magic Sculp vs. Paint
PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2002 6:02 am 
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I asked the Magic Sculp people about coloring epoxy putties. Dean Tormey suggested powdered pigments. He thought they might be available at local art stores. I haven't looked around yet.

I used to work at a pigments factory, and I believe it should only take a little bit, but it will probably make a big mess.

Somebody on this forum suggested automotive paints. I tried some Dupli-Color metallic automotive touch up paint with a clear coat. It made an attractive, very durable, very glossy surface. Because of the cheesey brush that comes with the paint, the surface is not quite as smooth as I would like. And it was too glossy for me; I prefer semi-gloss.

I think another good combination would be a dark colored metallic automative paint with a poly-acrylic finish like they use on light-colored kitchen cabinets. Then you can get a nice smooth semigloss.

Who else has ideas?


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 Post subject: Dyes and Paints
PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2002 9:26 am 
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I'll bet the dye pigments will be really messy and get your hands and everything else you use get all black. Maybe it is doable if you use latex gloves.

Hey Carter, what about the rubbing surfaces of your custom puzzles? Does the paint that you use hold up to the rubbing?

Doug.


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 Post subject: Paint Durability
PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2002 9:26 am 
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Testors model paints do not seem to hold up very well. The Dupli-Color automotive paint plus clear coat seems to be more durable. Both of these paints create a LOT of friction, so I apply it to internal surfaces only as far as you can see, and then lubricate these surfaces by rubbing with a candle. (Unfortunately the solvent in Super Lube is bad on some paints, including Testors.)

Pigment is the answer, but like you, I don't look forward to the mess.


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