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 Post subject: Wooden Rubik’s Dodecahedron
PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2007 4:00 am 
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Hi, everyone.
I’m a member of Kaohsiung Puzzle Group from Taiwan.
I’ve been a guest of Puzzle building Forum for a long time, and enjoy on many crazy idea from this creative site
Now I have something to share - Wooden Rubik’s Dodecahedron”
it's the third mod of another member(Shen, Yueh-lin) of KPG
John from Kaohsiung, Taiwan


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 Post subject: Re: Wooden Rubik’s Dodecahedron
PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2007 4:25 am 
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Wow... I'm impressed. Amazing work! :)


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Wow thats an awesome puzzle. I dont know if you know but Aleh made one this past week also. But he was actually plastic. Great job i love how you used wood i think it gives the cube a great look! amazing job and welcome to the forum

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Rick Mazzante wrote:
Wow thats an awesome puzzle. I dont know if you know but Aleh made one this past week also. But he was actually plastic. Great job i love how you used wood i think it gives the cube a great look! amazing job and welcome to the forum
Actually, these mods are different. This one, besides being fully aligned is also symmetrical.


Look and one of the centers. It lies on an edge. Two opposite edges on that layer are also on that edge. The other two edges in that layer are part of edges on adjacent faces. And because of this all the corner pieces are identical.

So more or less it is the same puzzle as this. Except much smaller.

http://twistypuzzles.com/cgi-bin/puzzle.cgi?pid=938


It's still an amazing build. And the internal mechanism picture! Wow. Very impressive.

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so nice !!!

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WOW! Awesome ! great job! hopefully we get to see more puzzles from you. Welcome to the forum!


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Just beautiful. I would love to see more wooden mods. Get some nice finish on that so it shines :)

Wonderful, wonderful work!

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 Post subject: Re: Wooden Rubik’s Dodecahedron
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It's superb!

When I saw the first picture I thought that the pieces of wood were glued onto a regular cube. And even that I thought was cool. I'm so amazed that this puzzle was made from scratch!

I also like it without stickers - like a bump cube. There are multiple solutions now, but I like that.

And (no offence Tony!) I like it better than the look of Tony Fisher's Dodecahedron. On this wooden one the pieces don't vary that much in size.

So, in short... amazing!

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I bet you can get some paper for that, but If I made it I would want ot keep it.

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I love that! We need to see some more wooden mods! Golden Cube perhaps? :)

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Beautiful stuff. I really want a plain, wooden, 3x3x3 cube.

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Positively beautiful, I think more puzzles should be made of wood.


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chris the cynic wrote:
Positively beautiful, I think more puzzles should be made of wood.



Check out Burr puzzles... They are my other favorite type of puzzles.


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Yo I just realized by looking at the seocnd pic is its a 3x3 core!

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reeeech wrote:
chris the cynic wrote:
Positively beautiful, I think more puzzles should be made of wood.



Check out Burr puzzles... They are my other favorite type of puzzles.

I meant twisty puzzles but that is a good point, there are a lot of wooden puzzles out there and I shouldn't forget about them.


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Looks so beautiful !!
I love it ! :D

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The second time I looked at this I realized how beautiful it was. I love how the mech has been put into a dodecahedron so that there's only about 3 different types of pieces.

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Unbelievable!
I don't think I could make it out of plastic, never mind wood!
Great work!
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There is one more picture about another wood puzzle Shen, Yueh-lin made.


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Cool a wooden half truncated cube.

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So beautifully crafted!

This is the first time a Rubik's mod looked so alike a burr puzzle. Because if you think about it, it actually *can* be considered as a burr too!!!
(two puzzles in one! LOL)

And that should surely confuse some burr puzzle solvers!

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kastellorizo wrote:

Because if you think about it, it actually *can* be considered as a burr too!!!



Ha ha! It took me a bit to figure out what you meant- but you're right. :D


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Lol now maybe people are going to start building wooden twisty puzzles? 8-)
How well do the wooden cubes turn?

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Hi, dear puzzle friends :

{1}. Thanks for your kindly comment and sorry for reply so late.

{2}. Shen bring his mod(Wooden Rubik’s Dodecahedron) to KPG Puzzle party today. It’s made of teak wood, rotate smoothly and smell like ….. I took some more pics, enjoy it and have fun!

{3}. Shen’s mod is base on a normal Rubik’s cube core, and use round rod to enlarge the scale for convenient wood work. After finish a Wooden Rubik’s cube(edge 9cm), then sand it to a Dodecahedron shape, So if anyone want to made a wooden mod you may have this information as reference.

{4}. Shen has prepared 10 wood materials for polyhedral mod project, and will finish a project 2-4 weeks, I’m expecting his next mod.(Shen has successfully sand all Archimedean & Catalan solids 2006)

John from Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Just like Kastellorizo say : it actually can be considered as a burr(with rotation assembly)!!

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now put stickers on it and its perfect :)


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now put stickers on it and its perfect :)


NOOOO!!!! stickers on this wooden masterpiece!!?!?!?! are you crazy?!?!??!

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yeah thats a big no no

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what might look nice is if he gave each side a finish of some sort that had a mildly different color then the other finishes.

but then again, i dont know much about wooden puzzles or how to finish things.

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How about 1mm tiles made of different types of wood? Or different shade/color stained wood.

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Scott Bedard wrote:
what might look nice is if he gave each side a finish of some sort that had a mildly different color then the other finishes.

That's what I was thinking. It looks great now, but if one wants it to have a singular solution I'd do it by staining, not stickering.


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Engravings?

Perhaps Mandarin characters?

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by mandarin characters do you mean mandarin letters.

i was thinking dodeca-12...the 12 animals of the chinese calendar if you had an awesome engraver, now tell me that a side that looked like a dragon would not be completely awesome.

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08Klements wrote:
by mandarin characters do you mean mandarin letters.

i was thinking dodeca-12...the 12 animals of the chinese calendar if you had an awesome engraver, now tell me that a side that looked like a dragon would not be completely awesome.


First of all, Mandarin is a spoken dialect of Chinese. Written Chinese does not have letters (Though for some time now, they have had many forms of phoenetics to assists in pronounciation, but not part of the word.), only characters (individual words).

There is no "Chinese Calendar." The traditional Chinese followed the lunar calendar and had 12 animals in their zodiac, one per year, in a specific order.

That's all.

P.S. This is what I know, but I might be wrong.

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Hmmm,

To distinguish the sides, perhaps you could use different types of wood?

I have a burr puzzle that uses different types of wood - which varies in color, grain, and smell. On each axis - X, Y, and Z axis would have their own respective wood.

http://www.mrpuzzle.com.au/webcontent119.htm

Scroll down to the Visible Burr for an example.


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Noah wrote:
How about 1mm tiles made of different types of wood? Or different shade/color stained wood.
http://twistypuzzles.com/cgi-bin/puzzle.cgi?pid=793

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