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 Post subject: Tony Fisher's Open Twist Ball Transformation
PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 5:40 pm 
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The Twist Ball is probably the most suitable puzzle ever for making an open version so naturally I had to construct one. I first removed one 'side' of a Flower Ball patterned Twist Ball and used the triangular part to make three buffers to fill in the gaps on the newly created rim. I then used stickers to colour the inside including the black area. In theory it's possible to actually remove the black areas making it even more open (or void) but I fear it may become too weak. The colouring I went for makes it easy but I like it. The original outer colours were removed with 600 grit wet and dry paper plus 1200 grit to regain smoothness.
After taking these photos I became unhappy with the untidy seams and I am now attempting to fill them with white Milliput.

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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's Open Twist Ball Transformation
PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 6:13 pm 
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Nice.

I was just thinking while looking at this - it should be very easy to make a great treasure chest version of the TwistBall, which opens only when solved, by removing sections of the tongue/groove around one of the circular sections. Kind of like this:

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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's Open Twist Ball Transformation
PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 6:47 pm 
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KelvinS wrote:
Nice.
Agreed. I like these open puzzles.
KelvinS wrote:
I was just thinking while looking at this - it should be very easy to make a great treasure chest version of the TwistBall, which opens only when solved, by removing sections of the tongue/groove around one of the circular sections. Kind of like this:
Unless I'm missing something that would only require that one face/section to be solved... correct? I don't see how this would require the entire puzzle to be solved.

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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's Open Twist Ball Transformation
PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 6:51 pm 
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wwwmwww wrote:
KelvinS wrote:
I was just thinking while looking at this - it should be very easy to make a great treasure chest version of the TwistBall, which opens only when solved, by removing sections of the tongue/groove around one of the circular sections. Kind of like this:
Unless I'm missing something that would only require that one face/section to be solved... correct? I don't see how this would require the entire puzzle to be solved.

Yes, you're right. If you wanted to make more of a solving challenge to open, you could cut sections along the tennis ball-like "equator".

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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's Open Twist Ball Transformation
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KelvinS wrote:
Yes, you're right. If you wanted to make more of a solving challenge to open, you could cut sections along the tennis ball-like equator.

Nothing you can do will make these puzzles hard :lol: .

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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's Open Twist Ball Transformation
PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:01 pm 
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bmenrigh wrote:
KelvinS wrote:
Yes, you're right. If you wanted to make more of a solving challenge to open, you could cut sections along the tennis ball-like equator.

Nothing you can do will make these puzzles hard :lol: .

I was actually thinking of removing the outer colours as in Tony's version, so that you don't know it's solved until it suddenly opens.

But if that's not difficult enough for you:

1. Add internal gears/bandaging
2. Tie your hands behind your back
3. While you're on a tight rope
4. And I'm throwing stones at you

Now try solving it! :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's Open Twist Ball Transformation
PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:25 pm 
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Seems interesting Tony! Nice indeed.
I think I inspired you to do this didn't I?
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And also by the way, Tony are you planning to attack this puzzle with your puzzle making knife?


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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's Open Twist Ball Transformation
PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:55 pm 
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nice one Tony

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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's Open Twist Ball Transformation
PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:39 pm 
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bmenrigh wrote:
KelvinS wrote:
Yes, you're right. If you wanted to make more of a solving challenge to open, you could cut sections along the tennis ball-like equator.

Nothing you can do will make these puzzles hard :lol: .

You could make them out of diamonds.

This is very cool Tony. I like open puzzles and I love the pyraminx. Which this is. Right?


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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's Open Twist Ball Transformation
PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 2:47 am 
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Great, and now? a Siamese Twistball?

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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's Open Twist Ball Transformation
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:D Ha-ha... What a great idea!
Looks really cool!
I like it.


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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's Open Twist Ball Transformation
PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 7:48 am 
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I finally uploaded the video

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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's Open Twist Ball Transformation
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Zikes, it looks like you created a black hole at the end! :shock: :lol:

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