Robin Glynn's Origami
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Gift Box
This is a simple model that works really well with decorative paper, especially if the paper is fairly stiff. It was quite simple to design, but it took a while to come up with a folding sequence that made no uneccesary creases. Please note that years after I designed this model, I discovered that Tomoko Fuse had independently created the model in 1995. Neat and simple ideas are likely to be discovered and re-discovered independantly - this is the second model that I later found out had been done before.
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Star Box
I've always enjoyed the modular boxes designed by Tomoko Fuse. I wanted to create my own box, but with a shape that hadn't been tried before. After designing this model I can see why there weren't any other star shaped boxes. It took 2 minutes to decide on the shape and then 2 months before I finally had a completed model. I am quite proud of this model and even though you need to fold 12 sheets to create the box, I think that the time and effort are worth it. I could probably improve the locking method in the base though.
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Heart Box
This is another shape of box that I had not seen before. This is quite a tricky fold to do and may require the folder to do a bit of adjustment (or fudging) in order to get a good result. The thickness of the paper seems to have quite an effect on the finished item. I usually use fairly stiff paper (90-100gsm).
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Treasure Chest
Another unusual shape. There's quite a lot of pre-creasing involved and the curved lid section is a bit tricky but the end result is worth it. I am quite pleased with the lock and catch technique which relies on friction and tension to hold the lid closed. Now all you need is to find where you can get wood effect paper.
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