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 Post subject: How to build a 5x5x4?
PostPosted: Sun Nov 14, 2010 1:44 pm 
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Hey i want to build a 5x5x4 : :lol:
I know how to make one out of eastsheen 4x4's. But its very expensive so i wanted to ask if i could build one out of an eastsheen 5x5x5 ? And is someone here who have pictures of the internal mechanism of it :D

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 Post subject: Re: 5x5x4
PostPosted: Sun Nov 14, 2010 1:48 pm 
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I reckon you could. If you're skilled I think the easiest way to do so would be to cut the core arms down slightly, and hide the middle layer between the pieces. If not, you could always use an Eastsheen 4x4x4, and basically do a 4x4x5 twice. I believe Steryne has made a few, and may have some mech pictures.

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 Post subject: Re: 5x5x4
PostPosted: Sun Nov 14, 2010 1:51 pm 
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i think the puzzle becomes better if i use eastsheen 4x4s lets see ^^

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 Post subject: Re: 5x5x4
PostPosted: Sun Nov 14, 2010 1:54 pm 
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For a topic like this, a tilte such as "How do I build a 5x5x4?" would be more suiting!

ok its not the worst thing in the world to get disapointed when reading a thread. But I was expecting to see some pictures and some work done! :)

What is it that is so expensive about building the puzzle from a 4x4x4? That aside I would deffinatly go from a 5x5x5, and hiding one layer. But that is because of the work needed.

Neither of the two versions is overly expensive I think!

Good luck on this build! I too want to build this cuboid!

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 Post subject: Re: 5x5x4
PostPosted: Sun Nov 14, 2010 3:54 pm 
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This can actually be done with a 5x5. I made this diagram to represent it. So what you want to do is look at the diagram and mirror it along the lowest line to gut a full view of what you are supposed to do. The thick red lines represent the 5x5 cuts. All the green areas should represent material that should not be modded. all the yellow areas should be layers that should be modded to be circular, so when you turn it the layer it never passes layers surrounding. the white represents material that should be eliminated. Then you would want to cap it in a form of the light blue lines.if you have any questions, don't be shy to ask.


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 Post subject: Re: How to build a 5x5x4?
PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 6:53 am 
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Simply put,
use an EastSheen 4x4x4, expose the hide layer,
or use a 5x5x5, hide the middle layer.


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 Post subject: Re: How to build a 5x5x4?
PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 7:03 am 
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Would you concider this a hard to build mod? I am really condidering trying it! :)

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 Post subject: Re: How to build a 5x5x4?
PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 7:21 am 
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I don't think it is easy.
It will take too much time or energy to cut, to polish, to revamp ...

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 Post subject: Re: How to build a 5x5x4?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 11:02 pm 
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Don't you also have to shave the block off the core and then glue some pieces in place.


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 Post subject: Re: How to build a 5x5x4?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 11:07 pm 
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I've never built a 4x5x5 so I can't comment on that particular build, but I know from my cubic 4x4x5 that the process is pretty challenging. The two puzzles are very similar.

For the 4x4x5 it wasn't so much that the puzzle was very difficult to make, it is just very repetitive. You have to be able to make certain parts, accurately, many times. If you can do that, then it's a pretty simple build.

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 Post subject: Re: How to build a 5x5x4?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 3:54 am 
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Garrett wrote:
If you can do that, then it's a pretty simple build.
My impression was that, even for an experienced builder, this is not an easy build. Aleh might be able to comment on building his.

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 Post subject: Re: How to build a 5x5x4?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 4:04 am 
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DLitwin wrote:
Garrett wrote:
If you can do that, then it's a pretty simple build.
My impression was that, even for an experienced builder, this is not an easy build. Aleh might be able to comment on building his.

Dave


Yea, it would be better to hear it from someone who has actually made one. I think that Steryne has also built a few. Now that I think of it, even though they use similar techniques, the 4x5x5 applies them over many many more parts, so you can't really compare the puzzles.

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 Post subject: Re: How to build a 5x5x4?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 6:45 am 
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Hello my friends.
Here you can find some of pictures of my 4x5x5:
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=11711

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 Post subject: Re: How to build a 5x5x4?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 10:55 am 
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ayi2000 wrote:
I don't think it is easy.
It will take too much time or energy to cut, to polish, to revamp ...

Waiting for your works.

I've built one; it's definitely not easy.

If you do build one, I highly recommend using spare Eastsheen 4x4 parts to extend it, NOT wood or any other material. You should also use a quick drying putty like PC Fahrenheit to attach pieces together. And take your time, don't rush any part of it.

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 Post subject: Re: How to build a 5x5x4?
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You can see my 445 here.
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and I also casted another one.
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 Post subject: Re: How to build a 5x5x4?
PostPosted: Thu Nov 18, 2010 11:08 am 
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okay i decided to make one out of eastsheen 4x4's here is one picture of my 4x4x5 :) i think it was an easy build for me it just took some time :D


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