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Quaturnery Qube puzzle [message #18639] Sat, 02 October 2010 16:37 UTC Go to next message
avatar richgain  is currently offline richgain
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I have wanted to experiment with hollow cubes for some time now and this is my very first test print of a new design.
I was thrilled by the result which worked perfectly on every level - aesthetics, function, fit and friction.
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Quaturnery Qube is another 4x4x4 interlocking cube puzzle but at 4cm across this is the largest puzzle I have printed so far. By making the inside of each cubelet hollow I have managed to keep the price at a comparable and very affordable level.
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All of my other designs are exported from Burr Tools with an offset of about 0.1 mm but because the design is naturally springy I took a gamble and chose to print these pieces with zero tolerance. And it paid off. The fit feels nice and smooth, the pieces are easy to move, but don't fall out on their own.
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I love the CurlyCornerCube design that I built in TopMod and which gives the finished cube an interesting surface texture; something that my other puzzles don't have.
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Re: Quaturnery Qube puzzle [message #18640 is a reply to message #18639 ] Sat, 02 October 2010 18:18 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar TerraCotta  is currently offline TerraCotta
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I love this cube! Fantastic design.
icon14.gif  Re: Quaturnery Qube puzzle [message #18642 is a reply to message #18640 ] Sat, 02 October 2010 19:44 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar Magic  is currently offline Magic
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Brillant!
Re: Quaturnery Qube puzzle [message #18660 is a reply to message #18639 ] Sun, 03 October 2010 09:20 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar srjskam  is currently offline srjskam
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Nice indeed. And good to know zero tolerance works, people are usually quite lazy to report such small interesting technical details.
Re: Quaturnery Qube puzzle [message #18668 is a reply to message #18660 ] Sun, 03 October 2010 19:00 UTC Go to previous message
avatar Spongeinside  is currently offline Spongeinside
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Very nice indeed Very Happy

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