Wooden Bandaged Rubik Cube

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This is my Rubik cube modification.  According the information from Twisty Puzzles Museum this puzzle design is from Hidetoshi Takeji. You can read more about this puzzle from here.

But I will describe here basic method for making a bandaged wooden Rubik cube from a standard Rubik cube. You can make different bandaged cubes with same method. You can find different bandaged Rubik cube designs from "Twisty Puzzle Museum".

If you like mechanical puzzles you can read more from my mechanical puzzle blog and you can find other puzzle projects
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Step 1: Preparing your cube

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This is a very easy to make bandaged cube. I started with a standard good quality Rubik cube.

Step 2:

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First I peel off all labels and clean cube surfaces with a paper towel and paint thinner.

Step 3:

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According to puzzle design I applied labels made from masking tape onto the pieces that I will fix with glue. 

Step 4: Dismounting the cube

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After, I removed the center cap. You can remove this with a small craft knife. According to cube that you will use, this cap may be easy or difficult to remove. Original Rubik cubes are more difficult for opening. 

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In this step you can remove the screw with a small screwdriver and take out the pieces that you will fix together. You don't need to remove all pieces.

Step 6:

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Now you can fix pieces with glue. I used a special glue for acrylic and hard plastics. That melt two pieces and fix them together. Brands can change according to country. 

First remove paper labels with care. In this step be careful and don't change the orientation of the pieces. Apply a thin layer of glue to both side. If you don't have a gluing jig you can put a box, wood pieces etc on a flat wooden surface and fix both pieces by using this wooden surfaces as reference as seen in the photo. After that let pieces to dry.

Step 7: Assembly

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When your glue hardened, you can assemble your cube. And apply labels again.
Now you can prepare your wooden tiles.
Mic1006 months ago
Nice instructable Thank's
yapoyo1 year ago
(removed by the inventor of the Rubik's Cube)
The inventor is dead.
(removed by the ghost of the the inventor of the Rubik's Cube)
(removed by the ghost of the the inventor of the Rubik's Cube)
I've never seen anything like this - it's awesome!
puzzlerhan (author)  jessyratfink2 years ago
Thanks for your kind words. I like twisty puzzles. But labels peel off easily. I decided to make this modification. I prepared this instructable for sharing how to make. It's possible to make different bandaged Rubic cubes or modify a standard 3x3x3 cube. ( or bigger cubes like 4x4x4 or 5x5x5)