# Rubik's Cube of Unusual Size

16 Steps

## Step 3: 12 Side Blocks

Mark out a square that is 27 inches on all sides. Find and mark the center. Using a precision instrument, Make a circle of 9 inch radius.

The side pieces were prepared first using a jig to cut the 9 inch radius section.

All of the radius cuts were finished first. The 9 inch radius is from the center of a 27 inch cube. Coincidentally i found that a circle of radius of one block is ideal for this project. This means that it is scalable. I could feasibly make a cube that is 1 kilometer cubed with this formula but I would not want to move it. Furthermore I could also make a cube that is it 1 micron cubed...

Cut and shape the arc...

A small piece of pine slat is cut at 45 degrees on the corners to fit the arc.

The pine slat is glued then clamped for drying. Once dry it is formed on a belt sander to conform to the arc of the cutout.

Small sections of 1/4 inch square dowel are cut the glued and clamped into place creating an end cap formation.

The side panels that are 5.75 inches wide are prepared and then glued into place.

all wooden panels are glued into place as shown in the pictures.

The result is a wooden "cube with an open section along the arc.

Painters tape and binder clips along with weight are used to clamp the pieces together.

The corner blocks are made from 2 arc pieces 9 X 9, 1 piece 9 X 8.75, 1 piece 8.75 X 8.75, 2 pieces 8.75 X 5.75.

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jakobus9 says: Mar 16, 2012. 2:23 PM
why glue? why no screws or nails??