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 Post subject: Square-2
PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2008 5:38 pm 
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This is my Black Square-2, built from a DIY square 1, cut with a fine craft saw(mini mitre boxes are helpful) corner pieces filled with epoxy putty then sanded to perfection and painted. Movement is great on all turning axis. stickers on hte top and bottom are a bit off. All in all a really good build. i think total build time was 8-10 hours over the course of a couple days. Took longer than expected but came out looking better than i expected.

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 Post subject: Re: Square-2
PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2008 5:59 pm 
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beautiful build. did you fill the pieces or leave them open?


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 Post subject: Re: Square-2
PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2008 6:13 pm 
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Great build! (and he said that he filled them with epoxy putty)

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 Post subject: Re: Square-2
PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2008 6:44 pm 
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Well done!

Take a sharp knife and trim the sharp corners of the stickers and it will look a lot better with very little work.

When I cut mine I used CubeSmith stickers and cut against a metal ruler while they were still on the sheet. I didn't try to cut a round line on the corners, but just cut the sharp corner, then the two new corners it will make and you'll be pretty much round. I did my corner rounding on the sheet, but you can cut them on the puzzle directly too if you are careful. Just be sure to use sharp knife and take your time.

Dave :)

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 Post subject: Re: Square-2
PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2008 7:29 pm 
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looks nice!

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 Post subject: Re: Square-2
PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2008 10:47 pm 
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Great build! I still have yet to own a DIY Square-1.

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 Post subject: Re: Square-2
PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2008 8:52 am 
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DLitwin wrote:
Well done!

Take a sharp knife and trim the sharp corners of the stickers and it will look a lot better with very little work.

When I cut mine I used CubeSmith stickers and cut against a metal ruler while they were still on the sheet. I didn't try to cut a round line on the corners, but just cut the sharp corner, than the two new corners it will make and you'll be pretty much round. I did my corner rounding on the sheet, but you can cut them on the puzzle directly too if you are careful. Just be sure to use sharp knife and take your time.

Dave :)


Thnx for the tip i'll do that today probably

And thnx everybody!

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 Post subject: Re: Square-2
PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 1:19 am 
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Great build! I still have yet to own a DIY Square-1.

Adam


You should definitely pick one up! They are excellent.

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 Post subject: Re: Square-2
PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 7:51 am 
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Great build! what's the best way to open up a non DIY square-1. Also, to build the square-2, do you just cut the corners in half and put it back together or is there something else that needs to be done (minus filling and sanding)?

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 Post subject: Re: Square-2
PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 8:48 am 
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That thing's beautiful

dannyb--just take an exacto knife and pop off one of the center caps on the middle edges that arent cut


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 Post subject: Re: Square-2
PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 12:39 pm 
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Edit at the top added a video

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