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 Post subject: Rhombic Dodecahedral Master Skewb
PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 2:50 am 
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Hey everyone, it's been a long while since I posted around here. I kind of dropped out of the cubing world for a while but recently my interest has come back strong and I got the urge to get to building. So I present to you my first puzzle in a good long time, a master skewb modded into a rhombic dodecahedron! I designed a shell for the master skewb and had it printed from Shapeways in WSF polished. The stickers are hand cut. I have a second master skewb that I'm not 100% sure how to solve yet, so I want to make sure I learn that one well before I decide to scramble this guy.

EDIT: If you'd like to buy the parts to transform your own master skewb, here is a link to my Shapeways shop http://www.shapeways.com/shops/Dan_Baamonde_Design

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Hope you all like it! I hope to have a video coming soon.

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 Post subject: Re: Rhombic Dodecahedral Master Skewb
PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 4:03 am 
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Hope you all like it!

Well I definitely do! :) I want one!

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 Post subject: Re: Rhombic Dodecahedral Master Skewb
PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 5:05 am 
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Wow, what are your intentions, are you going to sell the parts on SW, or maybe make the STL file available? The Master Skewb is one of my favourites!

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 Post subject: Re: Rhombic Dodecahedral Master Skewb
PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 6:09 am 
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rline wrote:
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Hope you all like it!

Well I definitely do! :) I want one!

Me too!

But I probably need to get and learn to solve a Master Skewb first! :oops:

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 Post subject: Re: Rhombic Dodecahedral Master Skewb
PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:42 am 
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*giggles* Superantoniovivaldi has a great tutorial on that you youtube (drwho here, I think?)


I LOVE the looks of that puzzle. Very nice and clean. Well done!

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 Post subject: Re: Rhombic Dodecahedral Master Skewb
PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:45 am 
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Here you can see the complete Master Skewb family:

http://twistypuzzles.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=22832&p=282201&hilit=master+skewb#p282201


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 Post subject: Re: Rhombic Dodecahedral Master Skewb
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clauswe wrote:
Here you can see the complete Master Skewb family:
And here this specific puzzle:
http://twistypuzzles.com/cgi-bin/puzzle.cgi?pkey=1897

Yours is well made too.


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 Post subject: Re: Rhombic Dodecahedral Master Skewb
PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:02 am 
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Burgo wrote:
Wow, what are your intentions


I hadn't really been intending anything, but I could put the parts up for sale on Shapeways. For anyone interested in getting them, know that in order to properly adhere the extensions to the master skewb you'd have to sand down the cube's edges just a couple of millimeters first. Check back in the first post for an edit sometime soon and I will provide a link to my shop there :)

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 Post subject: Re: Rhombic Dodecahedral Master Skewb
PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:27 am 
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If you want to sell this one I think it will be not a problem.

But if you will sell the extension in your shapeways shop you have to ask Zhewei Jiang for his permisson.


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 Post subject: Re: Rhombic Dodecahedral Master Skewb
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clauswe wrote:
But if you will sell the extension in your shapeways shop you have to ask Zhewei Jiang for his permisson.


Of course, I've already PM'ed him :)

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 Post subject: Re: Rhombic Dodecahedral Master Skewb
PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 2:35 pm 
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A great looking puzzle.
I have a new found love for the Master Skewb lately.....now that I can finally finish the solve.

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 Post subject: Re: Rhombic Dodecahedral Master Skewb
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Very nice.

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 Post subject: Re: Rhombic Dodecahedral Master Skewb
PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 1:30 am 
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clauswe wrote:

The other one that I think is really cool from there is the Master Skewb Octahedron. The Skewb Diamond is another of my personal faves, so a higher order version is nice :) .

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 Post subject: Re: Rhombic Dodecahedral Master Skewb
PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 3:52 pm 
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:o Wow...
It's one of those, where I wish I thought of it myself!
Great work.
Well done.


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