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08 Jun

This and That

We have been uncharacteristically quiet of late — it goes with the Marshwiggle physiognomy and the unwieldy amounts of pollen in the air. But there are a few things that want mentioning. ¶ Much thought is going into tato boxes, whereof the dining room is slowly being buried. A crease pattern for the above. It’s […]

03 Jun

The Problem with Dollars

There are several. Like, who has them and what they’re doing with them. Another issue is that they’re too small for complex folding and not easily available in all areas. I was thinking about the fold I opened this site with, the Dollars to Doughnuts fold. If you are in, oh, I don’t know, the […]

08 Aug

The Dollar Bill Stamp Dispenser

This is what I was trying to do when I made the Dollars to Doughnuts! fold. Happy accidents. This is the same in construction – see the hints sheet below – and is actually rather easier to collapse, as the overlap in the middle is graspable. Threading the stamps is a bit tricky: you have […]

19 Mar

Carroms!

It was by happy accident that I discovered the carromical properties of the Dollars to Doughnuts fold. Look at the face of it. You have a 16-gon with creases going to every fifth corner – it describes the mystical decahexagram. Well, not so mystical, maybe, but wicked good at distributing stress. You whack this thing, […]

19 Mar

Dollars to Doughnuts!

What is it, you ask? Well, it’s a sixteen-sided tube made out of a dollar bill, with an iris closure on both ends. “Irish closure,” says my wife, “what’s that? Kneecapping?” No, iris closure. Describes a pursuit curve and all that. Looks a wee bit like the iris of a camera. Visualize James Bond hopping […]

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