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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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I really, really, really wish there was a PDF or PDO of this pepe. It's so beautifully done.
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Any anonymous designer who can please remake it and upload it, I would greatly appreciate it.
figured I'd share this here

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The curved origami in the videos on this page looks awesome.
I'd like to try it. Anyone have her Curved origami book? (pic rel)
Or where can I find good similar curved origami designs?
>Anyone have her Curved origami book? (pic rel)
You'll find it here, for example:

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Today I've found out about the latest tanteidan issue. It has steps for the mosquito on the cover, I would love to fold it. A digital release is not available and single issues can't be purchased; to get the magazine I would need to buy a yearly subscription. Moreover shipments from Japan can take up to three months in my experience. If anyone has a copy I would gladly pay for a scan with Paypal, thank you.
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Ant of these accepting PayPal? I don't care about the physical copy, the pdf is enough. I can also scan
Yo, were the otha thread go, why you always disapearin
Good question
What other thread?
Thread about OTM 204 that no one wants to share.

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Day 2
988 to go
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600/1000. I tried to do as much as I could in one day to mark my return to folding and also because I'm still impressed by that one guy who finished in 15 days. Shame I fell asleep in the afternoon or I could have done more.

I still remember how to fold cranes after my 4-month hiatus but my initial cranes took a bit longer than before and they're not as well-folded. I did improve on these two factors as I went on, however.
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I went on another folding binge. I'm trying to wrap things up (with the possibility of stringing them up as well) before summer ends. I was chewing gum and drinking coffee to lock in. I broke my record by making 130 cranes in 24 hours. It's a shame that I fell asleep in the afternoon again or I could have done more.
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I've been away but I bring some origami paper with me wherever I go. Folding at the U.S. Embassy.
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Why isn't anyone using papercraft as skin for 3D printed stuff?
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cool shit nigga
grow the fuck up already
You could use 3d prints as a sort of skeleton or kinda like a mesh for your papercraft but using it as a skin kinda seems unusual or even stupid. It would be easier to just print a full model and then paint it. But it still seems interesting and once i get new filament and get my regular 2d printer to work i might try it given i find such a skin and model.
its true tho, they get so pissed off anytime someone makes a new thread instead of commenting in a thread thats a bajillion years old and at bump limit. God forbid people are interested and make threads about papercraft/origami.

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Pizza Cube
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No, you would need 6. 4 sides, 1 top and 1 bottom.
the 7th is to be cut up for attaching the other boxes
Just glue the edges of the 6 boxes. How hard can that be?
teamwork makes the dream work

Hello, /po/. I've been scouring the internet for this Fuji Xerox "Great Animals & Insects" papercraft collection, but all links to it are completely dead.


It seems like when Fuji Japan changed the website, the collection went together with it.

I could only find these two, which are hosted on a Dutch website.



Would any of you possible have it? If so, could you share?

Thanks a lot!
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twinsies ;op

The papercrafts are originally not actually PDF files but Docuworks *.xdw files that you can open with the free Xerox DocuWorks Lite Viewer or a free online tool like https://thetimetube.herokuapp.com/xdwviewer/ (which does have a daily limit, so try again tomorrow if you want to use it to convert more)
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Here they are in two files. Enjoy.
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Thank you so much, everyone, my daughter really wanted to make those animals.

She made a little origami heart to say thanks.
You the MVP

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if anyone has this please share. (sorry for the quality I only found this image, but the title of the book is NOA Magazine 5).
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If you'll look at the top of this thread, you'll have it.
Please share the complete Chinese New Year 2024 book : )
This is a NOA thread, so no.
Does anyone have the January 1982 edition of NOA magazine they could possibly share or trade?

Paying my sincerest gratitude to those dedicatied enough to create these amazing templates. Took an entire week, became my most badass room deco.
Any advice on how to expedite the process? Sitting like the hunchback of Notre Dame for 9 hours every day for 7 days is hella unhealthy.
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I've only been doing it a couple years too desu, you'll get more confident with the knife soon, something that saved me time is cutting out the broader piece, then scoring, then finishing the cut, makes the pieces easier to work with,
Is this JavPapercrafts Tyranitar?
That's correct, salt of the earth ngl
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I've made the Gastly from them lol
I've been into foam lately maybe I should do some paper soon.
(lost his teeth template when I was constructing this guy, got a chance to reprint them)
(or more pessimistically, i exchanged mine for his)
Experience I guess.
I’m not sure I could do it now given how long it’s been since I built anything. But I built this Tyranitar at one point. It took me about 12 hours start to finish nonstop overnight. I did it to pass a lonely New Year’s Eve back in like 2008.

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If you can make this thing a reality I'll resign as an art (netzach) tutor. oragami is kino
i cry myself to sleep every night knowing you'll probably never get another reply, certainly not one with the actual OG sponchbib sqidwurd origami you desire
Actually if there is someone who could do it
don't lose hope anon, keep bumping the thread

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Link to Origami Library in Discord again:
We really need your contribution, please participate if you can
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Already shared on 4chan. No Chinese New Year 2024 (with two complex dragons).
>Origami SAOC Chinese New Year 2017-2024 full ( no 2023)
No 2024 either. What you have there is 2024 Year Of The Loong, not the 2024 Chinese New Year book.
If you could please upload the rest of the Chinese one when you can ; )
He doesn't have it, otherwise it would be there.
Hiya! I'm looking to trade the African Penguin diagram from JOAS 34 for the Fenrir diagram from Between Folds 18. No, I don't have the full magazine, and yes that is the only thing I've got that's worth trading. Any takers?

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how did I do?
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Good call with Pinterest. I usually forget it even exists but I just did a search and found tons of models.
usually i use my finger to wipe the glue onto the tab so its not so much, i have tape strips on my table I can wipe my finger on then lol, qtips are goot for cleanup too, I have some gundam ones that are hard and pointy I like to use.

I use tacky glue too, i only ever rememeber it because gold and purple bottle
I'm getting better at this. I *almost* completed a Herbie the Love Bug model but ended up ripping it when I foolishly decided to use CA to bond two tiny parts that were different to hold together. I figured it would be easier to do it that way so that it would dry quickly and then use regular glue for the rest. It did work well until I pulled back my finger which somehow got itself stuck to the paper. I won't do that again.

This is a very fun hobby.
get yourself a tweezer set, i have a few bent ones for purposes of holding stuff together
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some more stuff I made

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Do you guys only fold paper cranes and glue Warhammer figures? I've never seen a bookbinding thread here.

Printed and bound House of Leaves. Split it into 2 volumes because I was afraid to work with so many pages at once. Covered with paper-backed vinyl (black) and linen fabric (red), which will probably collect a ton of dust pretty soon.
Couldn't decide how to put the titles on. Should have made a debossed rectangle with a paper label glued inside. But I hoped that hot ink transfer would work. So I made the covers first, then printed the title on ink transfer paper, and found out that pressing a hot iron to the cloth-covered board warps the board due to heat expansion. Tried on small swatches first (picrel). This method won't work.

As I understand it, my current options to put the title are limited to
>linocut transfer
>screening (sponging the ink through a trafaret)
>just print a paper label and glue it on top
Don't have any hot stamping tools to work with foil, nor the desire to purchase these materials.
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Where does everyone get their supplies and tools here? For tools, I usually go for Talas but they're pretty expensive.
I plan to just use a disposable knife, but this is a creative idea. It looks like Cabela's carries something similar for about $15.
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Is there any way to make these pieces without soldering? I just want to make a 360 sketchbook and the ones sold are too small
Sorry for asking here but I didn't wanna risk killing another thread
Those look riveted to me, not soldered.
different lurker here but that's a great setup
deckled edges on a book is the best thing ever btw

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I made these some weeks ago for my Mom. I neglected to take pictures of them at the time. I had her bring them with her when she last visited me so that I could photograph them.

All 4 models I'm posting ITT are from Tomoko Fuse's "Origami Cranes."
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