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Welcome to /po/! We specialize in origami, papercraft, and everything that’s relevant to paper engineering. This board is also an great library of relevant PDF books and instructions, one of the best resource of its kind on the internet.

Questions and discussions of papercraft and origami are welcome. Threads for topics covered by paper engineering in general are also welcome, such as kirigami, bookbinding, printing technology, sticker making, gift boxes, greeting cards, and more.

Requesting is permitted, even encouraged if it’s a good request; fulfilled requests strengthens this board’s role as a repository of books and instructions. However do try to keep requests in relevant threads, if you can.

/po/ is a slow board! Do not needlessly bump threads.
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FAQs about origami

Where do I begin with origami and how can I find easy models?

Try browsing the board for guides, or other online resources listed below, for models you like and practice folding them.

A great way to begin at origami is to participate in the Let’s Fold Together threads >>>/po/lft - open up the PDF file and find a model you like, work on it, and discuss or post results.


What paper should I use?

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>shares video on internet
>gets 21 months imprisonment

New Zealand is fucked I swear to god. What's a good country to move to? I want out.
Oh shit wrong board, mods please no ban

Thought this was awesome https://twitter.com/Cermrnl/status/1137722958577713152
Anyone tried doing paper puppets like this? Where would one get started designing something like this?
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Alright this was the pic I was going to share. Cute isn't it? A similar model from the author.
>Who's the creator?
I think they go by the name 'wasu'? They own the twitter account.
The model of pic related as it happens, can be acquired through link this anon shared >>574395
All I've done so far was cut out and prepare the fundamental paper components, that was dead simple. The mechanical bits however I will leaving for another day; having skimmed from the instructions for it I think it'll require a fair bit more careful and concerted effort.
What continues to be a mystery, and this still isn't clear because this doesn't seem to be a feature of publicly available model, is how she winks...
Just bought the green one, will post results here, you got any recommendations for aluminum wire on amazon?
Aluminium wires... I haven't assessed the feasibility of doing this yet, but maybe uncoiling and reshaping few paperclips might be enough? Otherwise I'd consider salvaging them from somewhere else before outright buying a roll of it.
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Paper clips aint gonna cut it for those dimensions
Ah >_>
Okay. 1mm gauge roll of aluminium should do then. Whatever is cheapest for you as far as total price is concerned, it's only important that the gauge is correct cause the 1.5mm slot will be tight to work in.

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Do you ever give away your paper creations? Do people appreciate them? Tell some stories ITT
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when i found out i was losing my previous job, i ran out of motivation to actually do the job for those last few days, so i spent most of my time folding cranes and handing them around the office. Everyone loved them and the people I've kept in touch with say they're all still scattered around on peoples desks. Made the goodbyes easier to know I could leave something behind that everyone appreciated.
This wholesome thread will never die.

This is very wholesome. A lot of my friends say they have my origami lying around somewhere as well - It's a nice feeling.
I gave a stellated dodecahedron that I made in my Bio class to the girl I like. Apparently, she really loved it and was bragging about it all day. Few things feel better than making someone you care about happy, especially when they really appreciate your interests. Tomorrow’s the last day of school and I’m really going to miss her.
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I started using papercraft models as concrete molds, people like them.

Most my models have ~125 faces, I find it very time consuming to fold these things up. Any tips to speed up the assembly process? Anything to make the paper a little sturdier? I've just been using photo paper I had lying around.
I gave a kid a medallion I mindlessly threw together during class in 6th grade. Didn't think anything of it until like 12 years later I went to his house and the damn thing was sitting on his desk. When I worked the kitchen in a nursing home my morning routine involved cutting up a sheet of menus, which always left a strip of paper that I'd fold into paper stars and give to this lady who always showed up first for breakfast. When she died there was a shoebox full of them under her bed.

Any pdf of simple paper planes? The ones I've found in this board made me lost interest in folding (Draken) and I want to pick up again. Got any simple but beautiful pieces out there?

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Share your diagrams and videos
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Just passing through and I noticed that the plane in your pic ain't gonna fly, so here's a vid that explains why.

Also it seems that T-rex can't into Origami ;_;

Speaking of that vid, is there anyone with Collin's book? The New World Champion Paper Airplane Book?
When I was a kid, I made a paper airplane that would fly for miles. I don't know exactly what I did to it to make it so good, but I swear there was something magic in it. From what I remember, it was kinda like a dart, but folded with the paper going horizontally. The nose was flat, and I did this weird double wingtip thing to it. I know some people like to fold their wingtips up for stability or whatever, so I did that, but also folded it one extra time outward. That's all I remember, but I know I'm forgetting one crucial step, since when I try to recreate it, it always takes a nose-dive straight into the ground. It wasn't a one-off thing when I was a kid, either. I used to make it all the time. It's like Greek fire or Damascus steel . Ancient knowledge of high technology, forgotten forever.

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Origami Pokemon thread
post cp's, diagrams, and your finished models
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yes king
https://flic.kr/p/Rr9upe it's on my flickr here
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make spoink or die
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Hallo PO,
I open an old post, someone have them!!


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hi /po/

does anyone have the scans for


there were some from the archive back from 2014 but the link died

also are there any more who did touhou papercraft stuff other than ssa and lily?
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There may be.
utterly bizarre
thanks man
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decided to make a paper flan too \(^▽^)/

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waiting eagerly someone to post this rare jewel
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majority of models in this book are great but tiger head is too small, with or without details
IMHO no. 1 origami tiger is from Hideo Komatsu
We won't see it here anytime soon. Not even the kawahata's book got leaked.
What if the tiger is female? Then the head is the right size.
Not true.

"The size difference between males and females is proportionally greater in the large tiger subspecies, with males weighing up to 1.7 times more than females."
I hate how the origami community is so discriminatory against using glue in their creations. I've gotten so much القرف over it and I'm tired of it.

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Hi All, does anyone have this cute little pig? In return, here's Vincent Van Gogh!

Let's design together.

Attached is Lang's Origami Design Secrets to get us started. Feel free to ask any questions about it and designing. Some ideas for what to post:
>any helpful design tips?
>any helpful references for designing?
>share your designs!
>share your own tutorial!
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Finally, not really a design comment, but photography. I don't know why, but for some reason the face seems larger than it is in reality, and the mane looks different as well. Cant tell if it's a lighting problem, an aspect ratio issue, or my shit phone camera.

So I hope that was mildly helpful, or at least slightly revealing about how someone who might be interested in designing can get rolling.
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See this photo shows the mane a bit better, but the face still looks a bit large compared to what Im looking at
Are you the same guy who complains in the pdf share threads about people asking for books?

It's just that you act the same way where you have to respond to every message, even if they BTFO you. Moreover, they are significantly lack luster replies like "smart ass" or "you asshole" or something like that.
Are you the same dumb-ass who keeps asking for books prematurely or are less than a week old in publication?
No, I am not. This was my first time posting.

Though I take it that you answered in the affirmative just now, so thank you.

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its that time of year again,

since october and by association halloween is right around the corner let's post halloween themed papercraft, origami and costume ideas/tips so we can help our fellow /po/lite friends

please no arguing this board is too slow for that shit

ill start with this wolf head i found in my folder and a question on whether i should do something like this or a helmet from skyrim
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Of course we all know about the Japanese legend that if you fold 100 origami, you get a free wish.
But look at the digits of the first post.
I think the witch and wizard, as well as anubis, were made often enough to deactivate the laws of space and time in this thread.
woa can i have it too?
m-may I send you pics of m-my d-dick?
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I want to make a big paper skeleton I can hang in my window but I'm not joining Pintrest for a pattern.
What skeleton shit you got, /po/?
i think theres a mask in>>557601

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This thread is for all the Fold Up Toys projects, whether they be free downloadable paper crafts, building videos or website updates. Rather than trying to put the releases into other threads I figured it’d be easier to keep them all contained in just one.

Also, if you want to share you FUT builds that'd be great!
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At the end of the hallway you see a perfectly ordinary chest illuminated by a crack in the ceiling. What do you do next?
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You guys will love this:

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I made another video, but this one is a little different, I wanted to make a cool way to show off the stuff I'm designing over on Patreon so built a whole dungeon set and made a simple puppet. Everything's made out of paper (except for the dental floss).

New paper craft unlocked : Malicious Mimic

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Has anyone ever made a proper Sonic, Megaman, Donkey Kong or Zelda Origami? All I can find is Mario.
Seriously, I get why Sonic's spikes are a pain, but Megaman shouldn't be too hard.
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Did you even look?
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none of those
i done a Bowser tho


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