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513: Koh’s Bubble-Eyed Goldfish

Posted by wonko on October 4, 2015 in fish |

Not quite sure how I missed this little beauty in the flurry of folding fishies, but Sensei Koh messaged me on fakebook and asked why I had not folded it. Truth is I was dazed and confused (and just a little fished out) and must have just missed it: That is a pity, this little […]

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490: Shake, Rover, Shake

Posted by wonko on January 4, 2015 in scifi, vehicle |

I have been a fan of Star Trek since it was possible to be so, love the franchise, movies, series, the lot. I saw a diagram that resulted in an ATAT (All-Terrain Armoured Transport) – one of many fairly silly designs from The Babylon 5 universe, and with some shaming from a friend (thanks Dodes) I decided […]

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483: Dollar SLR Camera

Posted by wonko on September 19, 2014 in domestic, machine |

A work colleague is going on Long Service Leave – lucky bastard!  It appears he had no end of trouble buying a camera for travelling, so I thought I would make him one as an hooroo gift: Designed by Won Park, this little SLR Camera is tiny, but has a viewfinder, winder lever, shutter button, […]

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481: Two Dollar Dragon

Posted by wonko on September 18, 2014 in dinosaur, fantasy |

…so I am folding this crazy big dragon at the moment – insane 2mx2m square to make something ridiculously time-consuming.  A work colleague of my wife gave me a pair of raggedy USD$1 greenbacks and asked if I could do anything with them: I ironed the notes to crisp them up and flatten the worse […]

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467: Weave

Posted by wonko on February 1, 2014 in geometry |

Early morning catching up on Facebook, I saw a friend had posted a link to a Youtube clip of a woven ring: I took 8 11cm squares (left-overs from the torus project) and split them into quarter strips (making a total of 32 strips of paper), then folded each strip in half longways then in […]

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448: Cutting a Rug

Posted by wonko on August 4, 2013 in humanoid |

I am old enough to remember the “good old days” when partners dance WITH each other as opposed to the modern trend of dancing AT each other: Flicking through a yellowed and falling apart copy of “Origami 4” by Robert Harbin, I came across a Neal Elias figure I had not remembered nor tried. Using […]

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441: Ballerina Kit

Posted by wonko on May 5, 2013 in humanoid |

Most parents know little girls go through the “I want to be a Ballerina” stage: This is a wonderful thing; dance, culture, beauty and movement are all things that make our lives richer. Few go on to be professional ballet dancers (more’s the pity, few fit the fragile stick-insect archetype) but learning dance improves coordination, […]

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431: Brill’s Woven Dodecahedron

Posted by wonko on January 31, 2013 in geometry |

As a teacher, I look for activities, particularly in the establishment phase of a year, to engage. Nothing says engagement like a hands-on physical activity and, as my wont is origami, I went for a modular project: The themes for this were many, the metaphors a plenty – “many hands make light work” and “the […]

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421: Asiatic Elephant

Posted by wonko on December 11, 2012 in animal, mammal |

I have folded a few elephants – most concentrate on the head and ignore the rest of the animal – not so this little beauty: This model has much solidity about it. It looks like it has bulk yet uses little paper to do this, an interesting haunch locking mechanism and a tight little bottom (ahem). Taken […]

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420: Kamiya’s Diamond

Posted by wonko on December 10, 2012 in geometry |

I have been exploring folded regular polyhedra, but came across this, a brilliant cut faceted diamond by Satoshi Kamiya and thought I would give it a go: As a first fold, this is pretty sloppy to be honest – only after finishing it did the geometry I was laying down in pre-creases make sense. I […]

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