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I was working in the shop one day when a man pulled up in a Jeep. He was fiddling with a very worn looking Rubik’s cube and asked me how much I would charge to build him a “big” cube. I looked over his cube and came to the conclusion that I had absolutely NO idea how to even begin to estimate such a project or if I would even be able to complete the project satisfactorily. By this time though, I was determined to at least try! I made a deal with the man; keeping track of my labor I would build the cube and if successful, I would give him a price. If that price was too high, I would keep the cube for myself! Well I guess you can tell what happened… After hours of research, taking apart a little one, drawing up the CAD plans, etc. the grand total would have been on the order of $5000!!! Granted, if I were to have built another one, it would have been a fraction of that, however at the time I could not take any more time away from my other projects, and the man moved away. I would have to say that without question this was the most fun, frustrating, challenging and rewarding projects I have ever done, and I’m very glad the man decided not to buy it! I had to really push my creativity, and my patience. If you would like to see a video of the cube in action, all you have to do is google “45lb rubik’s cube” and it will pop right up or you can click here
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