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February 3, 2007

The Melon Rind Box

Melon Rind Box, Bottom

Melon Rind Box, Top

Melon Rind Box, Side
There was some talk on the O-list about the puzzle purse – a very old fold, indeed. And being the wild-eyed contrarian that I am, I set about trying to make a curved surface version. I had some spectacular failures.

Then, I thought about this model and thought, “Hmm, this is more than a little similar to the puzzle purse.” Set about to diagram it and that’s a bit of a trip. But the first step is done.

It’s called Melon Rind Box because it reminds me of when I used to wash dishes in The Restaurant when I was a lad. The waitresses would stack the cantaloupe rinds on the plates, crosswise, when busing their tables.

Melon Rind Box Crease Pattern

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2 Responses to “The Melon Rind Box”

  1. 1
    Joan Michaels Paque Says:

    Thanks for this delightful
    Melon Box Crease Pattern.

    JMP

    http://www.joanmichaels.paque.com

  2. 2
    Carson Box Says:

    Hey! Thanks for the CP! I tried to fold this in History and came up with the Heli-box. It’s a version of this folded from a square that when released twirls ot the ground. I relized that the bottom was very small and how I might be able to use it and I though I might use this for packing seperate cookies perhaps. Anyway nice model!

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