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 Post subject: Pentagonal Prism
PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 10:22 pm 
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Here is my attempt at Lee's fantastic puzzle.

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 Post subject: Re: Pentagonal Prism
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Bowing to your exploit, Scott!
I am stunned.
This is one puzzle I would like to add to my collection.
... Clapping enthusiastically ...

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 Post subject: Re: Pentagonal Prism
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That looks great! Do you think you'll be doing the same thing as the octahedrons?

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 Post subject: Re: Pentagonal Prism
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I love it!

It looks factory quality. Is it rapid prototyped?

Great job!


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 Post subject: Re: Pentagonal Prism
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Scott, that's awesome!
I absolutely love it!
I wanted to ask question above: did you mold pieces yourself?
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 Post subject: Re: Pentagonal Prism
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No, I guess I didn't make this clear enough in my original post. I did not invent this puzzle. I acquired masters from Lee Tutt in a trade a while back. He rapid prototyped it.

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 Post subject: Re: Pentagonal Prism
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From looking at this puzzle... it seems like you could do the equivilent of make it a gigaminx compared to a megaminx.... I have far from a pro at puzzle making, in fact I've never even made a custom puzzle, but could it be done?


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 Post subject: Re: Pentagonal Prism
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joey wrote:
That looks great! Do you think you'll be doing the same thing as the octahedrons?


Yeah, I'd be interested - adding to my White Puzzle Collection. :D 8-)

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 Post subject: Re: Pentagonal Prism
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Great - I've always liked this puzzle


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 Post subject: Re: Pentagonal Prism
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WOW !!!! This is puzzle is in my most puzzle !!!

Are you planning to produce like you do with the Octohedron, that would be nice !!!
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 Post subject: Re: Pentagonal Prism
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how much would you sell one for?

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 Post subject: Re: Pentagonal Prism
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Well, he's selling the octohedron for $100, so I guess 150-200 would be a good price, but anyway, I don't think Scott would like to do this before finishing all the Octahedron ... But maybe he would, that would be nice!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Pentagonal Prism
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It looks like you did a fantastic job at trying the Pentagonal Prism , Scott. :)

I wouldn't mind paying up to $150 for it if I had the cash.

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 Post subject: Re: Pentagonal Prism
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Great job man!

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 Post subject: Re: Pentagonal Prism
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Looks great, i love that puzzle, and love puzzles with white plastic, great job.

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 Post subject: Re: Pentagonal Prism
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Politely Owned wrote:
From looking at this puzzle... it seems like you could do the equivilent of make it a gigaminx compared to a megaminx.... I have far from a pro at puzzle making, in fact I've never even made a custom puzzle, but could it be done?


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 Post subject: Re: Pentagonal Prism
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Fantastic! As always, I'm impressed. I love seeing your puzzles.

Glad to see your thumb is healed completely and is fine.

Also, for clarification, the puzzle was 'invented' circa 1982 by Uwe Meffert. The puzzle was first made by Lee Tutt though.

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 Post subject: Re: Pentagonal Prism
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This puzzle will be auctioned off on eBay, as soon as I get stickers for it.

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 Post subject: Re: Pentagonal Prism
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nice hoping that it would get to high $$$$ :cry: ! But do you think we'll have other occasion to bid/buy on this amazing puzzle Scott !!!


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 Post subject: Re: Pentagonal Prism
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I would love to have one of these puzzles similar to how you made the Octahedrons. Forget my previous suggestion of making a domino. :P

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 Post subject: Re: Pentagonal Prism
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Question to Scott :

After making every Octohedron (or stop offering them, cause the list always grow up :P ), are you planning to make the same thing for other rare/custom puzzle, for aprox. the same price ... that would be very nice. I also sent to you a PM, i would like you to help me with my project ! Thanks a lot Scott


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 Post subject: Re: Pentagonal Prism
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Great job Scott. Im just wondering, the puzzle turns really great and it appears that no sanding was done or anything. After molding the pieces did you have to sand them or modify them in any way to get them to work properly, or could you go straight from mold to puzzle?


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 Post subject: Re: Pentagonal Prism
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The pieces came straight from the molds, right into the puzzle. The only modification that was required was taking a razor blade to cut away excess plastic caused by using 2 piece rubber molds.

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 Post subject: Re: Pentagonal Prism
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what did you use for the spindle?


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 Post subject: Re: Pentagonal Prism
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does NO ONE see my post??....


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 Post subject: Re: Pentagonal Prism
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Politely Owned wrote:
does NO ONE see my post??....


If you mean, if it could be possible to add another layer of pieces all around the current puzzle shape:
I could imagine, that this is possible, but I am also not a builder, so it has to be answered by Lee or Scott or Tony or ..

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 Post subject: Re: Pentagonal Prism
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I don't really know how to explain exactly what I mean. Pentaganal Prism is to My idea, as Megaminx is to Gigaminx


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 Post subject: Re: Pentagonal Prism
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Your thinking of a 4x4 pentagonal prism. And I don't see any reason why it wouldn't be possible. Be my guest and invent it :)

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 Post subject: Re: Pentagonal Prism
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I would if I had made any puzzles before. and not really a 4layer, more like an added layer in every direction....


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 Post subject: Re: Pentagonal Prism
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Pardon my rough 2 minute sketch. Here's what I think he's trying to say.


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 Post subject: Re: Pentagonal Prism
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perfect! Thats exactly it!

Now is that do able?


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 Post subject: Re: Pentagonal Prism
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Seems plausible. It wouldn't be an easy build and it might not be very sturdy.

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 Post subject: Re: Pentagonal Prism
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sweet puzzle




Out of subject but i've been meaning to ask for a while, how do make your own stickers?


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 Post subject: Re: Pentagonal Prism
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Nice puzzle, Nice Job, cool

But will you put stickers on it?

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 Post subject: Re: Pentagonal Prism
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Mauricio wrote:
sweet puzzle




Out of subject but i've been meaning to ask for a while, how do make your own stickers?

This has been discussed many times.

Some people have a plotter, which is a machine that cuts them from adhesive vinyl sheets, and some cut them by hand. Others go to sign shops and get it done there.

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 Post subject: Re: Pentagonal Prism
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I happen to get my stickers through master puzzle builder, Adam Zamora. He does a fantastic job, and is responsible for almost all my custom puzzles' professional sticker job.

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 Post subject: Re: Pentagonal Prism
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Scott, I still love your old tiling method. It was ingenious.

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 Post subject: Re: Pentagonal Prism
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Noah wrote:
Mauricio wrote:
sweet puzzle




Out of subject but i've been meaning to ask for a while, how do make your own stickers?

This has been discussed many times.

Some people have a plotter, which is a machine that cuts them from adhesive vinyl sheets, and some cut them by hand. Others go to sign shops and get it done there.


Oh, alright thanks.


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