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 Post subject: Mercator Cuts Help
PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 2:53 am 
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Ok...don't know why but I'm really slow at learning everything I need to know for SolidWorks. :) Now that I've finally finished, I can actually get started on this puzzle: http://twistypuzzles.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=262493#p262493 (I'm still not going to use the word "Kilominx". :D )

So I was watching Tom's video on constructing these cuts: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpzWqlTtpN4 . In the last bit, there was some talk about filleting and how some tricks must be used to overcome the filleting problems.

I've tried many times but I just don't see how I can get over it. Any suggestions?

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 Post subject: Re: Mercator Cuts Help
PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:53 am 
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Sorry...will have to bump this topic because I really need an answer. :(

(I'm sure bumping alot. :) )

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 Post subject: Re: Mercator Cuts Help
PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2012 9:47 am 
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Ok, will bump just one last time.

So far, I asked Tom about this:

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Hi David,

I personally do not know how to do it. The only thing I've seen people do is settle for a small fillet radius but that's far from ideal.

Best regards,
Tom


(Thanks for the help by the way. :) )

If you have any other ideas, please post. I won't be bumping another time. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Mercator Cuts Help
PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 9:52 am 
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I sketched the cross sectional profile of the fillet I wanted, and the used the extrude cut feature. It mimics a fillet, but does not cause the problems you were talking about. Its not a perfect solution, but I used it on my redi 3x3 as well as my deceptiminx.

Sorry for not seeing this post earlier, I have not been on the forums much as of late.

Best of luck. If you need further help, feel free to PM me.

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 Post subject: Re: Mercator Cuts Help
PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 8:46 am 
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Thank you so much. :)

I think I will use that method. I definately won't forget to mention your help when I do finish my puzzle. :)

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