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All cubes & pucks have been mailed. Everything went out Thursday except for a couple international ones that went today. I will post a message next week about the 5x5x5's.

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square-1 = E-Bay
Megaminx Stickered - Ebay
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Has anyone tried to remove the center caps on a studio cube that originally had the center caps attached? How are they attached? Glue? How hard is it to remove the caps?

I had someone try and remove them and they said it was extremely difficult. They even broke one of the caps trying to remove them.

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Yes, the caps are glued. Often very strong. Very stupid. Of course you should never break the surface plate, better cut through the "wall" on the bottom and replace it later, e.g. glue a square plastic sheet under the plate.


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hmmm. just wondering why the magics say made in china instead of made in hungary? and i would be interested in the 3 boxes for the studio cubes whenever they come in.


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Hey, I got my stuff the other day, and its all great.

Thanks so much Dodd!

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hmmm. just wondering why the magics say made in china instead of made in hungary? and i would be interested in the 3 boxes for the studio cubes whenever they come in.


I think the plastic pieces are made in China, but assembled in Hungary. Not really sure though.

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yeah the paper pieces say made in china, i ordered these mainly because i wanted a made in hungary one, i have like 5 black chinese magics :/ did anyone get made in hungary ones?


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Recived my cubes.
Thanks a lot Dodd!
I am interested in the cube boxes when you recieve them

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Right on Dodd!!! I got mine today. All the way to Spain in 5 days. Talk about fast!

Just noticed that the sticker configuration is different than my original cubes. My original cubes are red opposite orange, white opposite blue and yellow opposite green. No worries though, just an observation.

Thank you again for helping me out! It's hard to get things shipped here.

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Dodd,

Got my puzzles on Saturday. Thank you for taking care of this massive group order. It is appreciated!!

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Well I didn't get a box for my new studio cube and there are bubbles under some of the stickers but thats not your fault thanks for getting them for me


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For those of you who didn't get a box and would like one, please let me know. I only had a couple to give :cry: I will get one for you in about a month, no charge. If you got more than 1 cube, let me know how many you want.

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Got my cube on monday.Thanks a lot Dodd.I really appreciate your work.


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RESCUE161 wrote:

Just noticed that the sticker configuration is different than my original cubes. My original cubes are red opposite orange, white opposite blue and yellow opposite green. No worries though, just an observation.

Scott


WOW!!!! You like your old school color scheme. What I mean by that is.

red opposite orange, white opposite blue and yellow opposite green.

The new color scheme has to do with yellow, I have no idea why and also I like old school colors much better. It got changed in I think the year 2000. Now the new color scheme.

red opposite orange, white opposite yellow and blue opposite green.


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Thanks Dodd,
Got my cubes last weekend. Thanks for all your work!
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Dodd wrote:
Has anyone tried to remove the center caps on a studio cube that originally had the center caps attached? How are they attached? Glue? How hard is it to remove the caps?

I had someone try and remove them and they said it was extremely difficult. They even broke one of the caps trying to remove them.


When ever I need to glue a cap I dont use super glue but use normal gluesticks and use a toothpick shave off some glue and spread on the edges. They do not come off while cubing while easy enough to pull off with no problem.

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Yes, it's a well-known issue. See Ton's page on http://www.speedcubing.com for more info. Basically you just apply some glue to the screw, let it dry until it's tacky, then screw it back in and adjust the tension to your liking. After that they stay put.

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A number of the 3x3 studio cubes that our group purchased (maybe as many as 1 in 3?) are experiencing a problem with the screws completely unscrewing themselves with successive counter-clockwise turns.

I've never personally encountered this phenomenon on any of my other cubes over the years, so it's a bit of a new experience for me. For anyone who has dealt with this in the past, I have a couple of questions:

1) Is this a "frequent" problem with Studio Cubes? Or maybe just the current batch?

2) What is the solution/work-around to eliminate this problem?


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pelley wrote:
Yes, it's a well-known issue. See Ton's page on http://www.speedcubing.com for more info. Basically you just apply some glue to the screw, let it dry until it's tacky, then screw it back in and adjust the tension to your liking. After that they stay put.


Fight the cause, not the symptoms. That is, sand the ends of the springs flat. No glue needed.


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Got my gear today, cheers Dodd! :)


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I paid for send by air and did not receive anything yet (Germany).


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StefanPochmann wrote:
pelley wrote:
Yes, it's a well-known issue. See Ton's page on http://www.speedcubing.com for more info. Basically you just apply some glue to the screw, let it dry until it's tacky, then screw it back in and adjust the tension to your liking. After that they stay put.


Fight the cause, not the symptoms. That is, sand the ends of the springs flat. No glue needed.


Good point. Ton talks about that on his page, too. Here's the direct link since it's kinda buried: http://www.speedcubing.com/ton/Speedcube/makinga.htm

I personally have never had this problem with my Studio Cube, but I don't use it much for speedcubing. I prefer the DIY kits for that.

Speaking of speedcubing, congrats on your new Megaminx record Stefan!

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i did the thing where you put a little bit of glue on the screws, now my cube works good as it did before!


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Thanks Dodd, I received my cube today.


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Thanks Dodd!
I received my puzzles last weekend! :D
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Thanks Dodd,

received the puzzles a few minutes ago. :)



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Thanks Dodd! :D

The puzzles have reached Down Under!
(that red IQ 139 looks GREAT!)


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(that red IQ 139 looks GREAT!)


WOW :shock: That is the fastest surface mail I have ever seen. I don't remember when I sent them but I am guessing only 10 days ago.

Enjoy

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Dodd wrote:
WOW :shock: That is the fastest surface mail I have ever seen. I don't remember when I sent them but I am guessing only 10 days ago.


ok, ok the truth comes out. I actually live just one block away from your house. 8-)
But I have to use the "Down Under" alias to discourage people from finding my puzzle hideout! :wink:

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R.E.T, of course it will be adjustable! :)

You only have to put a bit of glue, when screw is out of he cube. Then let it dry, and then insert again into the cube. This only will do the final part of the screw a bit fatter, in order not to fall appart.

I hope this will help you.

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