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 Post subject: Making a 2x3x3
PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2006 2:23 pm 
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I have started to make a 2x3x3, I have been working on it for 30 minutes and have bandaged the centers, tomorrow I will bandage the edges/corners and edges/center and then go looking for some wood to extend it....
I would post a picture, but it just looks like a 4x4 at the minute

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2006 4:05 pm 
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I have finished all the bandaging, now to get some wood extend it, paint it and then sticker it....Woo I've got a 3x3x2! 8-)

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2006 1:16 am 
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So, is it finished yet? I'm just thinking about making one myself, and I'd love to see some pictures or get a piece of advice.


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Alex wrote:
So, is it finished yet? I'm just thinking about making one myself, and I'd love to see some pictures or get a piece of advice.


I made mine using the fisher method. I could take some pictures if you're interested...

Ben


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Ben Hendry wrote:
I made mine using the fisher method.


I have considered trying to get time to do a mod like that, but reading your post, I remembered something that have been "though nut" question for me for a while...

Since it is made up by a kernel from a smaller cube, how easy/hard is it to take apart?


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As long as you leave one center un-glued, it's pretty easy to take apart. The un-glued center can be held in with sticky-tak or an equivalent.

The mini-cubes have 2 centers that are attached with screws, and 4 that click onto the spider in a way similar to the Meffert's assembly cubes. I assembled mine so that the un-glued center is one of the centers on the mini-cube with a screw.

Since a picture is worth a thousand words, and I'm too lazy to type a thousand words ;), here's a couple pictures that will hopefully clarify things.

Ben


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Wow, I didn't thought there was any screws at all in the mini ones...

Your method of disassembly pos a new question for me...
How to disassemble a 2x2x3? :twisted:


Eehhh, just took a closer look at your second picture...

imagin you hold it so that U and D are 3x3
How does it contain shape when F, B, L, & R moves are made, since it looks like that the middle layer of minicube is "inside" upper layer of 2x3x3??

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Forget the last thing, the perspective of the picture fooled me... *I am a dumbass*

Another thing that I thought of seeing you picture...
The Fischer method says to bandage an edge with a center to get the middle layer move with one of hte other layers, but is it as effective to bandage a corner with a middle layer edge?


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Haara wrote:
The Fischer method says to bandage an edge with a center to get the middle layer move with one of hte other layers, but is it as effective to bandage a corner with a middle layer edge?


I'd say no, because a corner+edge piece can still move around a lot, whereas edge+centre piece can only turn around that centre. I suppose the extra moving around could cause some alignment problems and cause the puzzle to lock up. Is that right?


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Ben Hendry wrote:
I made mine using the fisher method. I could take some pictures if you're interested...


Thanks, but I've tried that method and it seems I just can't get the precision I would like with the tools I have, so I'm putting that project on hold for a while. That's actually why I was interested in the bandaged buildup version, it looks like it's a bit easier to make.


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Alex wrote:
Thanks, but I've tried that method and it seems I just can't get the precision I would like with the tools I have, so I'm putting that project on hold for a while.


I had significant trouble with accuracy on my first attempt as well. I eventually ended up buying a miniature mitre-box and saw, an inexpensive caliper, and an X-acto knife with a very wide handle and a blade more like a chisel than the typical pointy one. With the addition of some little clamps, I was able to increase the accuracy of my cuts tremendously. As long as I made certain that I didn't cut too deeply, I could shave off minute pieces of plastic with the X-acto knife to get the exact dimensions I wanted every time.

A bunch of little tools - $30.
Owning a 3x3x2 - Priceless.

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Again, I'd be happy to take a few pictures of the tools I use and a couple little tricks I discovered if you're interested.

Ben


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OOooo I now have my vinyl sheets :)

All I need to do is extend the cubes and I'm finished, should be finished by wednesday.

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Very nice 8-)

Could you post a pic of the corner and edge pieces? I just need an idea on how they have to join with the 3x3 keychain pieces before i can make my own

Thanks

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Ben Hendry wrote:
Again, I'd be happy to take a few pictures of the tools I use and a couple little tricks I discovered if you're interested.
Ben


What kind of saw do you use? I already have a mitre box but I've not been able to find a good saw. A small hand saw was easy to use but it was too small for the mitre box and it lost its sharpness too quickly. I also have an U-shaped saw with wire thin blades that make very sharp cuts, but they would bend and break after only a piece or two.


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Hi Pembo,
I just want to realize a 2x3x3 cube, so when you finish your building is it possible that you attach some photos and explain me how to make it? I'm not so expert as you are, so your help is needed!
Thanks, Fabio.


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So this is using a 4x4? Isn't that huge? It seems to me, if you're using cube-shaped cubies, the least it could be is 9x9x6 cm...


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Yer I will post after I have finished, it isn't the neatest job ever though :lol:
But I am not going to sell it, so I don't care.

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Ben, could you post more pictures of the internal mech of the 3x3x2? More pictures such as closer looks at the edges and corners separate from the core. Please?

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I'll try to make some time for this sometime this week...

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Ben Hendry wrote:
I'll try to make some time for this sometime this week...

Ben
Thankyou kindly.

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