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 Post subject: New Puzzle: 3x3x3 Barrel (barrel-shaped)
PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2007 8:42 pm 
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Hey guys/gals,
This isn't my best mod or anything, but I just thought I should announce a new puzzle (that I haven't seen before, but correct me if I'm wrong). It is a further truncation of my previous mod Lau's tetrakaidecahedron.

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More info and a short guide on http://www.gottacube.com/sections/artic ... 3x3barrel/

By the way, does anybody know how to deal with air pockets when stickering a curved surface?

Okay, I promise the next one will be better, or at least more innovative. It's a 2x2x2 mod, my first, other than a 2x2x1. :D

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Thats great! It reminds me a bit of a Rhombi-Cuboctahedron and a DK barrel :D.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2007 8:58 pm 
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Awesome Caleb! I wouldn't even be able to build a Lau's tetrakaidecahedron

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Nice mod man!! How'd you curve the edges so nicely??? :? :? :?

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Brax13 wrote:
Nice mod man!! How'd you curve the edges so nicely??? :? :? :?


Disc/Belt Sander. look at the article.

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The stickers on the curved surface has to be frustrating to look at. How does Tony do stickers for curved surfaces so good???


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PatricKRTCN wrote:
The stickers on the curved surface has to be frustrating to look at. How does Tony do stickers for curved surfaces so good???
Which puzzle(s) are you talking about?

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Noah wrote:
Which puzzle(s) are you talking about?


Maybe the recent Bicone. However, the thing with that puzzle is that the pieces that are rounded are rounded only along one axis, my puzzle is rounded on two.

I wonder how the.drizzle did it for his curved mastermorphix?

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The Mastermorphix used stickers made of Oracal stock. Maybe it has some elasticity.

I suggest you take the cube apart and try heating one of the stickers with a hair dryer. The wrinkled parts of the sticker will heat up faster than the parts touching the cube, and the heat may cause it to shrink and flatten out.

That's the way they shape the plastic labels on fancy-shaped containers at the store.

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VeryWetPaint wrote:
I suggest you take the cube apart and try heating one of the stickers with a hair dryer. The wrinkled parts of the sticker will heat up faster than the parts touching the cube, and the heat may cause it to shrink and flatten out.


That's very interesting. I never thought of it that way. I'll see how it turns out for me and then post about it. Thanks.

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All I'm sayin is it must take skill to do that.

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Wow, I am not sure how I missed this post! Wonderful puzzle, unique shape, and it reminds me of those barrels they used to fill with wine.

So what is it is going to be? Red or white wine? *hic*

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Thanks for all the great responses everyone. It is what keeps me building. :D

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I suggest you take the cube apart and try heating one of the stickers with a hair dryer. The wrinkled parts of the sticker will heat up faster than the parts touching the cube, and the heat may cause it to shrink and flatten out.


Thank you very much. This really did help...a lot. In fact, I got all the air bubbles out of the puzzle. I really have to remember this for any other curved puzzles that I may do in the future.

Here are some new pictures:
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A close up, showing no air bubbles!

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Slightly and fully scrambled.

Once again, the guide can be found at http://www.gottacube.com/sections/artic ... 3x3barrel/

Thank you everyone.

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