Master Skewb Puzzle

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Tony Fisher's Master Skewb
Tony Fisher's Master Skewb
Tony Fisher's Master Skewb
Tony Fisher's Master Skewb
Tony Fisher's Master Skewb
Tony Fisher's Master Skewb
Tony Fisher's Master Skewb
Tony Fisher's Master Skewb
Tony Fisher's Master Skewb
Tony Fisher's Master Skewb
Tony Fisher's Master Skewb
Tony Fisher's Master Skewb
Tony Fisher's Master Skewb
Tony Fisher's Master Skewb
Tony Fisher's Master Skewb
Tony Fisher's Master Skewb
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Idea Conceived

Prototype finished

Revealed

Original concept

Core puzzle

Dimensions

 

N/A

5th April 2009

6th April 2009

Katsuhiko Okamoto

Face Turning Octahedron

7cm / 2.8 inch

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Most of the Transformations I make are entirely my own idea. However very occasionally I will copy others. Naturally I will always seek permission if I decide to sell the puzzle.
Some years ago Katsuhiko Okamoto from Japan made a fully working Master Skewb. I do not know the mechanism he used but it is likely that he used CAD and a computer controlled milling machine to create it from solid lumps of ABS. I know that this is his preferred technique.
A few years later Andrew Cormier made one again using CAD and this time 3D printing. Andrew's was slightly different since he had one square and four rectangles per side whereas Katsuhiko had five identical squares.
In April 2009  I made the version on this page. I am not yet releasing details of how I made it but it is very different to the other two.
Although this version is different to Katsuhiko's and Andrew's, out of respect I have asked them permission to sell a few. Both agreed.
Late in 2010 a Chinese company started to mass produce them before I got round to making any more. I was not bothered by this and they even asked my permission to make it. You can find more information on the factory versions immediately below. They do not use magnets and are very good quality.