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 Post subject: Timur's Binocular Skewb
PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 3:55 pm 
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Binocular Skewb is a result of shaping a Master Pyraminx into a cube. The cuts have to be curvy to reveal the middle edges of the Master Pyraminx (they get hidden on the cube if planar cuts are used). Because the first cubic Pyraminx was Tony Fisher's Cubominx, at first I wanted to name it Master Cubominx, but later I though that with its curvy cuts it's closer to Eitan's Eye Skewb. His puzzle has an eye on each face, mine has two - hence the name.

Binocular Skewb is available in my Shapeways shop for $115.

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 Post subject: Re: Timur's Binocular Skewb
PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 4:53 pm 
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What a beauty. You really are the master of the tetrahedral puzzles. This is taking the Offset Skewb to another level!

How big is the puzzle? Standard 57 or 60mm?

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 Post subject: Re: Timur's Binocular Skewb
PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:49 pm 
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Amazing puzzle. Is there a reason the stickers on the smaller corners are as small as they are?

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 Post subject: Re: Timur's Binocular Skewb
PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:43 pm 
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This is absolutely beautiful!! I love the names you come up with for your puzzles as well! Very clever! :-)


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 Post subject: Re: Timur's Binocular Skewb
PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:44 pm 
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BN wrote:
Is there a reason the stickers on the smaller corners are as small as they are?


It's the way the cuts are made? Look how the puzzle turn wile the "skewb" turn. If the stickers would cover more space, while turning the puzzle the sticker would be taken over, and probably "destroyed" over time :? ?

But amazing puzzle Timur, I really like it :D .

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 Post subject: Re: Timur's Binocular Skewb
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Drake wrote:
It's the way the cuts are made? Look how the puzzle turn wile the "skewb" turn. If the stickers would cover more space, while turning the puzzle the sticker would be taken over, and probably "destroyed" over time :? ?

I see now, thank you. I should have looked closer. No need for sarcastic question marks.

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 Post subject: Re: Timur's Binocular Skewb
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BN wrote:
Drake wrote:
It's the way the cuts are made? Look how the puzzle turn wile the "skewb" turn. If the stickers would cover more space, while turning the puzzle the sticker would be taken over, and probably "destroyed" over time :? ?

No need for sarcastic question marks.


I was not trying to be sarcastic or anything :oops: ... It's jsut that I was not 100% of myself, and my english is a little bit limited.

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 Post subject: Re: Timur's Binocular Skewb
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Awesome. I love the name.

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 Post subject: Re: Timur's Binocular Skewb
PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 5:01 am 
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Drake wrote:
BN wrote:
Drake wrote:
It's the way the cuts are made? Look how the puzzle turn wile the "skewb" turn. If the stickers would cover more space, while turning the puzzle the sticker would be taken over, and probably "destroyed" over time :? ?

No need for sarcastic question marks.


I was not trying to be sarcastic or anything :oops: ... It's jsut that I was not 100% of myself, and my english is a little bit limited.
BN, that was a little rude! I did not read any sarcasm in Drake's reply. I think an apology would be appropriate.

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 Post subject: Re: Timur's Binocular Skewb
PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 6:22 am 
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Very nice puzzle! I have often thought to myself: hmmm how would a Master Pyraminx look in a cubic shape.
ah this is the answer :)

How about dodecahedral? icosahedral? rhomb? maybe I am a fanatic, but I would love to see the other platonics made!

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 Post subject: Re: Timur's Binocular Skewb
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Pretty cube!


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 Post subject: Re: Timur's Binocular Skewb
PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 2:11 am 
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bmenrigh wrote:
How big is the puzzle? Standard 57 or 60mm?
The edge length is 50mm.
BN wrote:
Is there a reason the stickers on the smaller corners are as small as they are?
Yes, and the reason is very small angle between the face of the cube and the cutting surface. Rounding (filet) of the sharp edge of the central face element reveals this big area on the corner.
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How about dodecahedral? icosahedral? rhomb?
This is an interesting question, I'll think about this. Shape modding of NxNxN cubes has gone far, but there's not so many modding examples of tetrahedral (as well as other Platonic) shapes.

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