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 Post subject: Latest mods
PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:18 pm 
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Hello again.
Here are a couple of my latest mods... nothing new to the community, but mods number 3 and 4 for me.
There are also a couple of progress shots that might help somebody.

I am very eager attempt something more complex, and hopefully original, but these were great experience.


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File comment: Final product. I am quite happy except that I sanded my corners too short and the cube ended up slightly taller than wide. Which really grinds on my OCD. :)
FISHER_3.jpg
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File comment: Created a sticker template in Adobe Illustrator and used a hard point to set pattern on vinyl. Hand cut with precision blade.
FISHER_2.6.jpg
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File comment: Filled edges with Apoxie Sculpt, sanded polished and assembled.
FISHER_2.56.jpg
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File comment: Attached corners with super glue.
FISHER_2.5.jpg
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File comment: Capped all cuts with styrene sheeting, using super glue.
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 Post subject: Re: Latest mods
PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:31 pm 
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The other mod is the half truncated cube.
Again, nothing new, but always experience.


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File comment: Cube masked off, ready to be clamped and cut using a razor saw.
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File comment: First corner cut.
HT_2.jpg
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File comment: All corners cut, ready for capping, using styrene sheeting.
HT_3.jpg
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File comment: I used a compass to etch out the triangles, and cut with a precision blade.
HT_4.jpg
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File comment: Capped and sanded, getting ready for polishing.
HT_5.jpg
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File comment: Stickering with Cubesmith stickers.
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File comment: Final product, which I was happy with. Although I definitely cut a few corners as I got nearer to completion... just getting too excited to play with a new puzzle.
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 Post subject: Re: Latest mods
PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:01 pm 
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Nice work. Those first pictures certainly bring back memories.

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 Post subject: Re: Latest mods
PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:54 pm 
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Tony Fisher wrote:
Nice work. Those first pictures certainly bring back memories.


Thanks kindly, it means a lot.
Especially from The Modfather.


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 Post subject: Re: Latest mods
PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 4:29 am 
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Recently we can watch a lot of newly handmade puzzles.
Very nice indeed! :)
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...Especially from The Modfather.
Nice word "Modfather" :lol: Have you invented it yourself?

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 Post subject: Re: Latest mods
PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:37 am 
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Haha, yes, I typed "the father of mods" and all of a sudden...


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 Post subject: Re: Latest mods
PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:59 am 
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They are both very well done! :) Which one was the most fun to mod?

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 Post subject: Re: Latest mods
PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:13 pm 
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I enjoyed the Fisher cube more.
It is far more involved than the half-truncated, and the final puzzle is cooler in my opinion.


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 Post subject: Re: Latest mods
PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 5:06 pm 
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Where did you get the plastic sheets?


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