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 Post subject: Domino duplication project
PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2001 5:25 am 
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Location: Palerang Shire, NSW, Australia
Guys (and ladies), now that I'm settled in now, I'm contacting various chemcal companies around the UK/Ireland region trying to build up my plastics lab again.

Now that I managed to build perfect replicas of the Magic Octahedron, I want to go ahead and reproduce a few Dominoes.

The mechanism I need is the one on Denny's site: http://www.virtualpuzzlemuseum.com/insideviews9of12.htm

The Octahedron project with Richard was very successful. He sent me his disassembled octahedron from across the country, I duplicated it, and sent him back his puzzle (obviously) plus a duplicate, and heaps of replacement parts and prototyping bits and pieces.

If anyone with a Domino would like to help out, let me know.


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 Post subject: Alternate Mechanism
PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2001 3:59 pm 
Check out Rubik's original Domino patent for an alternate mechanism that you may find easier to build.


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 Post subject: Is harder to duplicate
PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2001 1:51 pm 
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Location: Kaunas, Lithuania
I have Domino with different mechanism. But the one with split axes seems easier to duplicate. Wayne knows he can get mine, but he don't want it :)


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 Post subject: Got one.
PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2001 12:29 pm 
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Thanks, guys. Yes, someone has offered me a dissassembled domino in that patent. So once all the gear arrives, I'll set to work on it.


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 Post subject: Now how can we help?
PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2001 2:01 pm 
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Wayne, for those of us who'd love to be on a waiting list for replicated Dominos, how can we help your production?


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 Post subject: ...
PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2001 3:09 am 
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I actually have all I need now once the parts arrive, but you can work out what you might want to trade for one. I plan to not make them into dominos faces but coloured stickers like a 3x3x3.


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 Post subject: selling any?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2001 5:19 pm 
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Location: New Ulm, Minnesota, USA
I would really love to have colored domino to add to my rubiks collection. Are you going to be selling any and how much would they be? If I may asked.


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 Post subject: Probably not
PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2001 5:19 pm 
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I probably won't sell them. That defeats the purpose, but that's not to say I wouldn't for the right price. Anyway, should wait until some are made first.

The intention is for trade only, so keep an eye on the trade page for my wants list as they appear.


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 Post subject: I take that back...
PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2001 11:31 pm 
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It appears I have to buy chemicals here in Ireland in bulk as opposed to Australia.

So I'll probably put the first few puzzles on ebay or best offer. The outlay is going to be around the $AUD600 mark.


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 Post subject: I do need help!
PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2001 3:04 am 
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Does anyone know if Por-A-Kast 2 and Por-A-Mold is available in the UK? I have found the original Por-A-Kast in two hobby sites, but I need the whole kit. Any leads would be appreciated. I have already located it in the US but want to avoid the shipping costs from the US.


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 Post subject: Domine copy
PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2001 2:29 am 
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Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
I made a my first proto type of a domino. It is made from a normal Rubiks cube. I used the spilt axes macanisme. I correct mistakes with Milliput.

I used:
1 cube
Milliput
superclue
scalple knife
Precission drill machine to drill and sand

It took me a week to make a prototype


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