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Glumon
PLATINUM Member since Jul 2004

Glumon

stranger
Location: Prague, Czech. Republic

Total posts: 16
Posted:Hi ..
Anybody know how to build an spinning cube (box)?? I would like to build one .. but thre is some problems with materials ..

My first cube will be 1.10-1.20 side length made from plastic tube (water tube diameter about 1.5cm)
After it I would make an nonplastic cube with parts of kevlar wick ..
Some problems i how to

Have anybody some links or helpful advices ?? anybody tried spinning with cube ??


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ado-p
GOLD Member since May 2004

ado-p

Pirate Ninja
Location: Galway/Ireland

Total posts: 3882
Posted:HI Glumon

I cant help with your building but i do have his link. You might have seen it already.....

http://www.cubefx.com/new/videos.htm


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Mayhem
BRONZE Member since Mar 2002

stick boy!
Location: Tampa, FL, USA

Total posts: 117
Posted:Looks like that would be intense with fire, dangerous as usual, but fun none the less. Anyone try this with fire yet? devil

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ImmortalAngel
SILVER Member since Jan 2004

Scientist!
Location: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Total posts: 578
Posted:Try it with Glow or UV first bud, then maybe if it works out well, try with fire...I don't know if Fire would work to well with that.

Educate your self in the Hazards of Fire Breathing <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> STAY SAFE! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug.gif" alt="" />

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{anthrax}
BRONZE Member since Aug 2004

{anthrax}

Look I've changed my title!
Location: England

Total posts: 209
Posted:I thought I saw a fire cube a few months ago. I can't remember but it might have been on the cubefx site. I think it would be possible but only if you lit the corners of the cube, but not all of them because you still need to be able to spin it :P

anthrax.... it infects, then spreads..... fast

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MikeIcon
GOLD Member since Mar 2003

MikeIcon

Pooh-Bah
Location: Philadelphia, PA - USA

Total posts: 2109
Posted:Bleh, fire cube is totally possible so long as you can deal with the weight of all that kevlar and dont mind wearing gloves. Or if you are gonna just do the corners that would work too as long as you leave one corner for palm spins and such.

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We'll blaze a new trail,
and torch the rough patches.

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Pele
BRONZE Member since Dec 2000

Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA

Total posts: 6193
Posted:Yes I have seen it as well.
It is very limiting as to what you can do with it, because it completely takes out of the equation several cube moves.
And part of the cube tool relies on balance and so you will have to attempt to completely even out all the kevlar and fuel weight or you will not be able to spin it effectively.

Another thing to realize is that many of them on not truly cubes, as their sides and angles are skewed off just a bit, at least the ones I have seen up close.


Pele
Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
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musashii


musashii

starring Skippy the green llama
Location: Seattle, WA

Total posts: 1148
Posted:What if you had the wick distributed evenly across the just top(diagonal) half of the cube?

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Steven Santos


newbie


Total posts: 1
Posted:I have seen several cubes up close and personal. The first thnig I will tell you is that no 2 are alike.

The beefest cube I have seen was made from 2-inch aluminum tube. It weighed a ton! More common seems to be the 3/4 inch tubing.

If you want to try this at home, you can build one using furnature grade PVC, dowels and PCV glue. The corner peices can be had from ACE Hardware, and then I would use a standard 4 foot length of PVC. Make sure you line your PVC with your dowels and glue everything in place.

This is a cheep way to get a feel for the prop, but it should not be used for more than an hour or two (my best guess). Even with the dowels, PVC tends to shatter, and can cause injury.

If you are serious, build it out of aluminum. If you are really good with a welding torch you can try cutting and welding the corners. If you are like me, know that the corners can be had in aluminum, but they are difficult to find (I have 6, need 2 more...), as they don't seem to be used for much.

If you are going to try welding, I can give you instructions on building a good jig to help get the angles right. Good luck (you will need it!)


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Vixen
SILVER Member since Jan 2004

Vixen

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Oxfordshire/Wiltshire, United ...

Total posts: 3276
Posted:*bump*

I saw the moscow state circus at the weekend doing a gorgeous routine with cubes (I have to admit i dont think i understood this thread first time around) but wow.... i want one!!! Does anyone know how you would go about constructing one.... ? xxx


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strugz
BRONZE Member since Mar 2002

strugz

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Southampton - Possibly..., Uni...

Total posts: 3964
Posted:yep !

i made one............ its huge, its fun and its dangerous biggrin

to be honest thoguh it cost me about 150 squid in parts and time cool

You always welcome to come down and try it Vix - its just sat in my back garden at the moment cool

hug


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Frodo
BRONZE Member since Jun 2003

Frodo

old hand
Location: In a van, United Kingdom

Total posts: 1092
Posted:i love the cube!

it hurts me reguarly, you gotta remember there is a hell of alot of metal comming at you...

* you just have to think out of the box when coming up with tricks!! lol


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maus
BRONZE Member since Jul 2005

maus

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Sihanoukville, cambodia

Total posts: 4191
Posted:ooooohhhhh.........cubey fun!can we all come!? biggrin

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strugz
BRONZE Member since Mar 2002

strugz

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Southampton - Possibly..., Uni...

Total posts: 3964
Posted:both at the same time...............now that sounds like a challenge wink

of course biggrin


"...We don't stop playing because we get old, we get old because we stop playing......."

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Frodo
BRONZE Member since Jun 2003

Frodo

old hand
Location: In a van, United Kingdom

Total posts: 1092
Posted:i need to bring a camera for this one!!

can u do it so we can see the bruises?


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Vixen
SILVER Member since Jan 2004

Vixen

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Oxfordshire/Wiltshire, United ...

Total posts: 3276
Posted:*Was meant to be coming to stay AAAAGES ago*
Sounds good to me tho....

Is it quite heavy Strugz? xxx


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strugz
BRONZE Member since Mar 2002

strugz

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Southampton - Possibly..., Uni...

Total posts: 3964
Posted:it is a little Vix yeh........ but we have a gym in the house so you can train first before you attempt to lift it wink

and yeh you were meant to be coming ages ago!!

ubbloco

Ill be in touch with a free weekend very soon hug

**checks diary**

mmm frodo has filled it up, you'll have to come to a gig with us instead biggrin


"...We don't stop playing because we get old, we get old because we stop playing......."

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Frodo
BRONZE Member since Jun 2003

Frodo

old hand
Location: In a van, United Kingdom

Total posts: 1092
Posted:u have a diary?

* strugz what do u know about the cube? can u do that trick with it yet? .......


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strugz
BRONZE Member since Mar 2002

strugz

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Southampton - Possibly..., Uni...

Total posts: 3964
Posted:i know its not circular smile



and yeh i have i diary - you not get my pm, oh and while you at it make me some coffee ubbloco


"...We don't stop playing because we get old, we get old because we stop playing......."

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Frodo
BRONZE Member since Jun 2003

Frodo

old hand
Location: In a van, United Kingdom

Total posts: 1092
Posted:i have no such pm...

ooooo... ideas!!!
*goes off to look!

2bags, do u use outlook?

I have ur heated mug thing for the car here, all washed up and pretty, lucky i didnt just chuck it in the water, electic bits n water... dont work to well togther!


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maus
BRONZE Member since Jul 2005

maus

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Sihanoukville, cambodia

Total posts: 4191
Posted:Written by: strugz

both at the same time...............now that sounds like a challenge wink

of course biggrin



naughty! spank


ah what the hell....why not!

and frodo-no camera.....that goes for you sa well mech when you finally read this! wink


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flaming mick


newbie
Location: qld

Total posts: 16
Posted:hi there i have a cube that i use on a regular basis at draculas in qld australia

has any one tried to think out side the box for fire

u can have a chain on the inside from one corner to another withe wick on it u could even have a couple in it ,also make them removable for easy dipping

another way is having a pole with wick on it on the inside of each courner

that way with either way ur not loosing out on much tricks like u would with kevlar on the corner or poles

my cube is made from aluminium consting of eight courners and 12 poles and is 1 m squared


good luck flaming mick


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Knoxious
GOLD Member since Feb 2002

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Location: , United Kingdom

Total posts: 420
Posted:http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=hx1biE09ziQ
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Fire cube done good.


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mcp
PLATINUM Member since May 2003

mcp

Flying Water Muppet
Location: Edin-borrow., United Kingdom

Total posts: 5276
Posted:contact cube is where it should be at...



I like the tornado effect that the cube makes at the top thou.


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"the still legendary" - Kaskade

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Mother_Natures_Son
SILVER Member since Aug 2007

Mother_Natures_Son

Rampant whirler.
Location: Geelong, Victoria, Australia!

Total posts: 2418
Posted:Pretty limited toy, I'll give credit to the contact stuff.

Antispin? Double cubes? Isolations?


hug

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