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 Post subject: New 3x3x3 variation, and needs a name
PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2003 12:26 pm 
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I finished this one a few weeks ago but only finally got stickers onto it this weekend just gone. It's a natural progression from the half-trunc, but is a lot harder to make.

This one is being given to a good home, so I won't have one for myself for a while.

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 Post subject: Re: New 3x3x3 variation, and needs a name
PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2003 8:37 pm 
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Outstanding! I love it!


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 Post subject: Re: New 3x3x3 variation, and needs a name
PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2003 10:39 am 
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Very Very nice Wayne... Good job. Is it molded or do you sand each piece?


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 Post subject: Re: New 3x3x3 variation, and needs a name
PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2003 11:51 am 
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Thanks, guys, yeah I was thinking of either full-trunc or truncated trajber seeing that's essentially what it is. Maybe a vote is needed for Sandy's database on http://www.twistypuzzles.com. you're got it in one. It's a grinded puzzle and when you do the first set of cuts like the half-trunc, your point of reference starts to disappear. Accuracy is tougher to achieve.


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 Post subject: Re: New 3x3x3 variation, and needs a name
PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2003 12:26 pm 
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Nice! The shape is a truncated octahedron, although the edges aren't all equal length, so it's not quite the Archimedean version, but it is still a truncated octahedron none the less.


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 Post subject: Re: New 3x3x3 variation, and needs a name
PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2003 2:06 pm 
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I assume that you are filling the pieces? I was bouncing around the idea of using polyester to fill some pieces before cutting/grinding them. Just a touch of solid black dye would make it match well. Did you use polyester as well?


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 Post subject: Re: New 3x3x3 variation, and needs a name
PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2003 8:37 pm 
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beautiful! thanks for the scrambled pics. i also like that the centres are squares.


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 Post subject: Re: New 3x3x3 variation, and needs a name
PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2003 9:40 pm 
Another great puzzle! Nice colours too. As for a name, I'm not sure. Truncated octahedron is correct but there are others that can also be called that. How about full-trunc or over-trunc because it has deaper truncation than the cubeoctahedron?

When you get a chance, could you take a pic of all your 3x3x3 mods lined up. Thats something I would like to see ;)

Why is this one so much harder than the half trunc? Is it because its harder to see when to stop grinding?


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 Post subject: Re: New 3x3x3 variation, and needs a name
PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2003 7:48 am 
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Beautiful puzzle.
How about calling it "Wayne's Whirl"?


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 Post subject: Re: New 3x3x3 variation, and needs a name
PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2003 7:59 am 
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Very Very nice Wayne... Good job. Is it molded or do you sand each piece?


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 Post subject: Re: New 3x3x3 variation, and needs a name
PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2003 2:06 pm 
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Yep, polyester is the filler. Mix the proper black dye when it's in resin form and you won't have to do any colouring after.


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 Post subject: Re: New 3x3x3 variation, and needs a name
PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2003 1:50 am 
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I'm ready to add this guy... any decision on a name yet!?

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 Post subject: Re: New 3x3x3 variation, and needs a name
PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2003 2:19 am 
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Wayne's Wippersnapper


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 Post subject: Re: New 3x3x3 variation, and needs a name
PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2003 2:19 am 
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Twisty Megapuzzle or
Wayne's Twisty Megapuzzle


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