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 Post subject: Curvy Metal
PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 12:08 pm 
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Hi all

I had a idea to mix plastic and metal in the twisty puzzle.

Last year when I made the curvy chop, I think it is the time to start.

A metal base, use the CNC machine to produce, and some sanding work by hand.
And hand cut the core, fix some edge. Sticker, then finished.

Curvy Metal will made some for sell, maybe two months later.

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 Post subject: Re: Curvy Metal
PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 2:35 pm 
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Aaaaamazing!

Did you already calculate the price for this beauty?


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 Post subject: Re: Curvy Metal
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Telow wrote:
Aaaaamazing!

Did you already calculate the price for this beauty?


The price maybe USD 50.00 include shipping. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Curvy Metal
PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 7:28 pm 
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I love this! I feel like it is the perfect pocket puzzle. Where will you post these for sale?

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 Post subject: Re: Curvy Metal
PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 12:32 am 
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That's a beauty!

I really can't wait to buy one, specially at that price

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 Post subject: Re: Curvy Metal
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mmonede wrote:
That's a beauty!

I really can't wait to buy one, specially at that price


I have a planning to mass produce a cheaper price product, but it only for a general plastics cube, it will be USD 20~25.00

but this CNC machine product, you know it is more expensive。

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 Post subject: Re: Curvy Metal
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That would be great.

I've spent quite an amount in your work over the past years, both manual: axis, 3x3x5, dino, church, castle, ... and (semi) mass produced: dino cylinder, time machine, ... and I've thoroughly enjoyed both.

It would be nice to be able to buy this mass produced in plastic, ... and maybe make an effort to get also the special metal one. Any price range for it?

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 Post subject: Re: Curvy Metal
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mmonede wrote:
That would be great.

I've spent quite an amount in your work over the past years, both manual: axis, 3x3x5, dino, church, castle, ... and (semi) mass produced: dino cylinder, time machine, ... and I've thoroughly enjoyed both.

It would be nice to be able to buy this mass produced in plastic, ... and maybe make an effort to get also the special metal one. Any price range for it?


:lol:
I know the curvy metal only for the collector market, so as always, I do my best to made the price lower.
I hope the price not over USD 50.00 include shipping.

thank you for like my works

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 Post subject: Re: Curvy Metal
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Sounds great. I'll be waiting ... :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Curvy Metal
PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 10:19 am 
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What a beautiful puzzle :D :D
I'm a big fan of Curvy puzzles since TomZ made his first Curvy Copter.
Please, put me on your waiting list for the metal version.

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 Post subject: Re: Curvy Metal
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Metal based!? Seems a very innovative idea! Hope to see the real thing soon!


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 Post subject: Re: Curvy Metal
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It's beautiful, but I'm curious: Is there a benefit to having a metal base?

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 Post subject: Re: Curvy Metal
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pirsquared wrote:
It's beautiful, but I'm curious: Is there a benefit to having a metal base?

-Eitan


strength,durable,and The bottom been not confused. :D

This is the first prototype
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 Post subject: Re: Curvy Metal
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Very pretty!

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 Post subject: Re: Curvy Metal
PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 1:27 am 
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Seeing that the bottom face has dummy stickers, could a puzzle designer add that cut and make the helicopter cuboid?

Would cause new jumbling? Could it even be designed?

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 Post subject: Re: Curvy Metal
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It looks lovely! I do love a metal puzzle.

But as nice as it looks a part of me can't help but think "why isn't it made entirely from metal?".

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 Post subject: Re: Curvy Metal
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Paradox wrote:
It looks lovely! I do love a metal puzzle.

But as nice as it looks a part of me can't help but think "why isn't it made entirely from metal?".


I think a fully metal cube maybe selling about USD 300.00
I think it is not a popular market.
even now, half plastic half metal still not a popular market.

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 Post subject: Re: Curvy Metal
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This is awesome! You should consider making other part metal puzzles as well. Maybe a half-fused or two layer bandaged mastermorphix?

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 Post subject: Re: Curvy Metal
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I have a question and it goes back to the all plastic version too:

http://twistypuzzles.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=24589

Why do you want that particular pattern on the bottom? I think of this as a curvy copter cut in half. If you ignore the mechanism and just look at the cut pattern you would see if you were to cut a curvy copter in half here is what it would look like.

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As is... it appears your cut pattern on the bottom doesn't match up with the cuts on the rest of the puzzle. Granted none of these cuts are turnable so one could just as easily argue for no cut pattern on the bottom but if you do put a pattern I think the above pattern makes more sense. At least to me.

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 Post subject: Re: Curvy Metal
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To me this an aesthetic issue. I like the face pattern of the Curvy Copter. So, I like the decision SmaZ has made :)
Carl, your pattern would be more logical, though.

BTW, I'm #2 on the waiting list for the metal version. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Curvy Metal
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I have a question and it goes back to the all plastic version too:

http://twistypuzzles.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=24589

Why do you want that particular pattern on the bottom? I think of this as a curvy copter cut in half. If you ignore the mechanism and just look at the cut pattern you would see if you were to cut a curvy copter in half here is what it would look like.

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As is... it appears your cut pattern on the bottom doesn't match up with the cuts on the rest of the puzzle. Granted none of these cuts are turnable so one could just as easily argue for no cut pattern on the bottom but if you do put a pattern I think the above pattern makes more sense. At least to me.

Carl


I try this pattern last year, but I'm not really like :lol:
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