The Fitful Flog

March 5, 2006

The 8-Sided Compass Rose Jar

8-Sided Compass Rose Jar

I’ve been doing some more complicated things – but I thought I probably ought to put out the simple version before getting all publicly jiggy with it. This one has an iris closure going to every second corner, a nice basket weave look. This is probably the easiest version of this model to learn, but it uses the same ideas that appear in the more complex versions. This one is made out of a square, but as I note in the SCP, you can make this from any size rectangle. Well, mostly. There are some limits.

The components of the fold is a helical twist down the middle and then an iris pattern on the top, to hold it together.

Good for holding paperclips, pencils, skittles, what have you.

The Sequenced CP.

14 Responses to “The 8-Sided Compass Rose Jar”

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    Jane Says:

    Thank you! I missed folding the models you create. They’re addictive, I did everyone of them at least 3 times .

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    Eric Gjerde Says:

    What a great design.

    However, my favorite thing is your Sequenced CP – it’s like origami diagrams for adults. very, very nice. what software do you use for your diagramming? (I think I may have asked this before…)

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    oschene Says:

    It’s CorelDraw 8, an older version of a once popular vector drawing program. 16-bit, mostly, and the print dialog has issues under XP. But, it’s what I’m used to.

    There’s a photo editing program, too, PhotoDraw 8, that plays nicely with it.

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    Eric Gjerde Says:

    really love the twisting collapse on this. much easier to fold once I figured that out 🙂

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    oschene Says:

    Man, I still haven’t gotten that trackback thing down, conceptually. It’s hard to be Web 2.0 with a rotary telephone mind.

    But I am glad you got it to work. That twisty collapse is something I use in a lot of models, probably far too many.

    This morning, on the bus, I was working on a model for St. Patrick’s Day which will have an Irish iris closure. Aye-de-aye-de-aye, it’s the Cavan way….

    Now, how do I get this to ping back to you?

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    Origami Tessellations ? 8-sided Compass Rose jar by Oschene Says:

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    oschene Says:

    This is beautifully done and the more amazing in that it’s on a Japanese site, but done entirely in American foil.


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    The Fitful Flog - Nothing but Flowers Says:

    […] This is a compass rose. When I look at my visitor logs, I notice that I get a lot of traffic based on the fact that this site contains the words rose and origami frequently. That?s a little deceptive, since there are no representational roses here. There will be, someday. This week, ATELIER Silver, a Japanese folder and blogger, folded the 8-Sided Compass Rose Jar and wondered, where?s the rose? Silver, if you fold the model from paper instead of foil and hold it up to the light, you will see this pattern in the bottom of the jar. Although I?ve been working with helical twists for some years, I borrowed this term from KASAHARA Kunihiko who speaks of compass folding in his book, Amazing Origami. […]

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    christine Says:

    I am highly impressed or impressionably high, all things commutative. Its compact, functional, good durability… Oschene this design is delightful and the way it goes together is intensely satifying. Thanks for posting.

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    The Fitful Flog - North by Northwest Says:

    […] Okay, brass tacks: it takes about an hour to do the precreasing. You?ve really got to want to do this. The construction method is largely the same as the 8 Sided Compass Rose Jar. Precrease; twist the central helix; swap the layers; collapse the edges. Here?s the crease pattern. Note that the second page tells you why the lines are where they are. […]

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    desiredusername Says:

    Come on. This is NOT “Open Source Origami”. I have been doing origami for a few years now, including mathematical origami, and I can’t figure out at all how to fold this thing. “A helical twist down the middle” is not enough information.

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    oschene Says:

    Hence, the directions.

    If you have specific questions, please feel free to ask, but it doesn’t appear to me that you’re looking for answers.

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    desiredusername Says:

    Whoops, I got those directions but only up to page 3 the first time. Dunno if my file was corrupt or I was just braindead, but there’s more instruction here than I realized.

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    avivit Says:

    amazing!! i didn’t even need to see a video. it actually collapsed itself. now i understand when you say “believe in yourself and keep folding”. the sequenced pictures helped me a lot. any chance you add them to more of your designs?

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    jess Says:

    I’m confused on how to make it collapse
    could someone please explain how

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    Sharon Says:

    Hi, I get confused when you start folding it…is there a possibility someone can create a video? Also, what does 30′ mean, or 1+ square root 2?

    Thanks 🙂

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