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Asher Hurowitz

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My Puzzle Collection
« on: January 19, 2018, 11:33:09 am »
As you may know, another one of my hobbies is solving twisty puzzles. I have a negligible* amelioration for this particular hobby :).

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My Youtube Channel on Chess Variants
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Re: My Puzzle Collection
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2018, 02:39:09 pm »
This is the only really unique one that I have. A 13x13x13 cube comprised of an outer rectangular frame and an inner 11x11x11 sphere. The only one in the world, I think.


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Re: My Puzzle Collection
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2018, 10:34:50 am »
Asher, the photo is a little too small to see what puzzles are there. Appears to be mainly rubik's cube type puzzles?

GothicChessInventor, who made that 13x13x13 puzzle? Any idea how it was made? A 3d printer would work nicely for something like this, but I have a hunch this was produced differently.

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Re: My Puzzle Collection
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2018, 01:02:10 pm »
Asher, the photo is a little too small to see what puzzles are there. Appears to be mainly rubik's cube type puzzles?

GothicChessInventor, who made that 13x13x13 puzzle? Any idea how it was made? A 3d printer would work nicely for something like this, but I have a hunch this was produced differently.

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The guy who made it did not honor his refund policy after more than one of the sliding center pieces broke, so I am reluctant to furnish his name to give him any prospective new business. I did pay $2000 for it so I expected much better customer service. About a month after his back-and-forth nonsense, I decided to disassemble the whole thing, scan every piece, digitally repair those that were broken or showing signs that they would potentially be a problem in the future, and took it to a prototyping design firm that reconstituted the new pieces out of a much stronger substrate. It was expensive to do that too, $500 for use of their machine and their materials costs, but now the thing is practically indestructible.

This summer I plan on making the entire thing out of metal, with die-cast colors fused to the surface so that I never have to worry about stickers peeling off.

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Re: My Puzzle Collection
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2018, 12:56:28 pm »
chillipepper, "twisty puzzle" is just another term to describe Rubik's type puzzles.

GothicChessInventor, it's sad to see the great Tony Fisher doesn't have great customer service, especially with all of the reverence he receives in the community. 
Indeed it is certain that Chess Variants make me happy.

My Youtube Channel on Chess Variants
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCb-lm6a8XZo0eqAhfR4QWOg

My Lecture at Yale University, aged 13
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smDO2Dpx5tg

My Youtube Channel on Rubik's Cube
Search"Polyhedral Paradise"

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Re: My Puzzle Collection
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2018, 01:27:36 pm »
chillipepper, "twisty puzzle" is just another term to describe Rubik's type puzzles.

GothicChessInventor, it's sad to see the great Tony Fisher doesn't have great customer service, especially with all of the reverence he receives in the community.

Well I left his name out of it, and you mentioned it, so there's no undoing that now.

He went a little beyond "bad customer service" because he bought two of those MoYu 15x15x15 cubes and there were several hundred dollars each at the time, except... It was later discovered that some early models of that cube had centers that would "slide out" of their tracks, and sometimes the "arms" of those centers would crack. The defective ones were identified and sold at "fire damage" prices and he bought two of those cubes; one to make the outer frame with, and one to carve into a sphere with a dremel grinding tool. He MUST have known this would have been an issue in ADVANCE. He could have warned me to keep this for a "decorative cube only" and I would have been OK with it, but I wanted to try and solve it at least once. (I never solved it twice total because of the damage).



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Re: My Puzzle Collection
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2018, 05:03:31 pm »
This is the only really unique one that I have. A 13x13x13 cube comprised of an outer rectangular frame and an inner 11x11x11 sphere. The only one in the world, I think.

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is that from the man himself, tony fisher?!
also yeah, he doesn't have very good customer service. (but that's mostly because his puzzles are one of a kind)
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Re: My Puzzle Collection
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2018, 12:09:40 pm »
This is the only really unique one that I have. A 13x13x13 cube comprised of an outer rectangular frame and an inner 11x11x11 sphere. The only one in the world, I think.

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is that from the man himself, tony fisher?!
also yeah, he doesn't have very good customer service. (but that's mostly because his puzzles are one of a kind)

Ubersketch you are a cuber too?
Indeed it is certain that Chess Variants make me happy.

My Youtube Channel on Chess Variants
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCb-lm6a8XZo0eqAhfR4QWOg

My Lecture at Yale University, aged 13
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smDO2Dpx5tg

My Youtube Channel on Rubik's Cube
Search"Polyhedral Paradise"