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If you are not an engineer you will still appreciate this


Bing.alau
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Click link to see a miniature engine being built and assembled. Very interesting whether you are the engineering type or not. http://www.wimp.com/tiniestengine/

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Blackhat

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Not quite up to that standard but some of you will have seen this before, slide show of the making of my own working paper clock.

slide show

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Bing.alau

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Blackhat. Yes I remember that. Did you call it an Origami Clock?

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Blackhat

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Bing.alau

I have only ever called it a paper clock. It is not Origami, something that I am a dab hand at. I actually put on an exhibition of Origami 30 years ago and can still do a 3D Pegasus (winged horse) from memory in about 6 minutes.

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Bing.alau

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Blimey. I used to make a paper hat when I was a kid, then you could alter it slightly and turn it upside down to float down the street gutter when it was raining.

I also remember teaching my kids to make paper origami water bombs, from a diagram somewhere or other. But that got them in to trouble when they bombed the local bobby from their bedroom window, whilst I was busy working in the pub underneath. I was able to placate him with a couple of pints. He gave the kids the necessary rollicking too.

Oh! what a tangled web we weave!

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Blackhat

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Bing.alau

Just for you

From a single square of paper, pure folding only.

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HondaMan

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Have a look here.Home made straight 8 There are others to see, just search for miniature engines

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Bing.alau

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That's a cracker, There is a micro-light airfield just down the road from me. I thought one had landed in my room then! Very good... Where's the instructions on how to fold it?

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Blackhat

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Bing.alau

It is from a Robert Harbin book.

I had all of Robert Harbins books as a kid and most of the others in the first page of the link (still have some of them). It is an advanced level folding so don't think that you can just look at the instructions and fold it straight away.

There is quite a steep learning curve but it might well be an interesting new hobby for you?

Origami books

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Bing.alau

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Blackhat. I am so busy since I retired that I don't think I have time for any new hobbies. But if I do suddenly find myself with time on my hands... Then who knows?

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Aitchbee

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2-d 'tangrams' are a good way to get started... http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=robert%20harbin%20origami&tag=googhydr-21&index=stripbooks&hvadid=10038604741&hvpos=1t1&hvexid=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=1846376032725861456&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=e&ref=pdsl19y0oiqyl1e#/ref=nbsbssi07?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=tangram&sprefix=tangram%2Cstripbooks%2C1673&rh=n%3A266239%2Ck%3Atangram

.it's a big link (2D)...fingers crossed ;-O]

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