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Offline cnr6400

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Re: Infinity Cube
« Reply #30 on: March 18, 2023, 02:15:04 AM »
If you mention Anti Phon be sure to also mention Uncle Phon (he/him) for the correctness police - they're everywhere at art shows.  :Lol:
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Re: Infinity Cube
« Reply #31 on: March 18, 2023, 02:26:16 AM »
Next challenge for you: a metal or wood version of the old ivory puzzle balls:
I've got a couple of antique ones, quite amazing works of art. Each interior sphere on these has been cut away from the other spheres, and can be rotated independantly. There are plans out on the net for plainer ones milled from metal cubes.

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Re: Infinity Cube
« Reply #32 on: March 18, 2023, 02:43:52 PM »
Well, puzzle balls are beyond me but I did make this cube "thing".

All six faces of the cube are identical to the one pictured.  The only real skill involved was in doing the math to determine the width and depth of each boring done on the lathe.
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Re: Infinity Cube
« Reply #33 on: March 18, 2023, 05:25:39 PM »
I haven't seen your version before Marv - but I like it.

... but I have seen the other version where you end up with 3-4 Squares inside each other - this was in a YouTube video I saw about a decade (or two) ago, on how to make one. They are popular among thos who Turn Wood.


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Re: Infinity Cube
« Reply #34 on: May 01, 2023, 04:28:56 AM »
OK now the next step is a bit more complex . :-)   Here is one someone showed me some time ago and the wooden one I did in the woodshop to check it out.  the wood joints are doweled.
This would be an interesting puzzle to machine in one piece. I might just give it a try.


I was wondering this but Im not sure it can be milled from one piece?
It could be done from three pieces though I think. Even bolted together with cap head socket screws it would still be a good conversation piece. Ill have to give it some thought, a 2 - 3 cube would be good.

Well I gave it a try. It's not pretty but it is milled from one piece!

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Re: Infinity Cube
« Reply #35 on: May 01, 2023, 05:40:50 AM »
That is pretty cool!  :ThumbsUp:


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Re: Infinity Cube
« Reply #36 on: May 01, 2023, 07:54:08 AM »
Eric, that is very clever.   :praise2:

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Re: Infinity Cube
« Reply #37 on: May 01, 2023, 08:43:31 AM »
I love that Eric, well done. It makes my effort look pretty tame.
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