Infinity Fidget Cube

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Dave Andrews

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Dave Andrews

General Information

An impressive fidget toy.

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1

Prepare your workpiece

2 minutes

Start with a 1″×1″×11″ piece of wood.

From this piece of wood, we will cut out 8 little 1" cubes (see pic 1) which have slots for the hinges and holes for the dowels.

Label each long-side of this piece as “TOP”, “BOTTOM”, “FRONT”, “BACK” as shown in the picture.

OPTIONAL: I found it difficult to adequately tape or even directly clamp the wood, so I built a jig to hold it in place (see pics).

2

Cut the "TOP"

8 minutes

Carve the “TOP” of the workpiece using the workspace labeled “TOP”.
When the carve is finished, label each cube as pictured – taking special note of the rotation.

3

Cut the other three sides.

80 minutes

After rotating the workpiece appropriately, cut the “BOTTOM”, “FRONT” and “BACK” sides.

4

Cut and sand the cubes.

Cut apart the cubes using a saw of your choice.

Sand each edge of each cube so that it has an (approximate) 1/4" radius.

5

Cut out the hinges.

25 minutes

Cut out the hinges from the fifth workspace in the Easel project.

NOTE: You only need 8 of these joints, but if you plan on making more than one of these toys, you can save time by cutting more of them at the same time.

6

Sand the hinges to fit in the slots on the cube.

5 minutes

Take 8 hinges and sand them so that they fit inside the slots on a cube. They should be loose, but no room for wobble.

7

Assemble the cube.

Keep the cubes arranged as in the picture.

Use a 1/8" dowel, assemble the cube by pushing it through holes in the cubes and the hinges, cutting it off and sanding it flush on each side.

Combine the cubes at their hindes in the following order:

1+2
3+4
5+6
7+8
2+3
6+7
1+5
4+8

That’s it!

charles gravina
Ver y cool design. What size bit did you use?
charles gravina
Dave Andrews
In the Easel project, it is setup for a 1/8" endmill.
Dave Andrews