Black Forest Cuckoo clock

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Postby origami_8 » November 22nd, 2005, 2:27 am

No, they are tealight candles.

Oo, I should have cleaned up my rooms before...
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Postby esato » November 22nd, 2005, 3:50 am

Daydreamer wrote:Isn't it enough for you to see her hands? :P

Better than nothing, I would say! :D :D :D

One thing I noticed recently is that origami folders seldom appear in the pictures they take of their models.
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Postby thut » November 26th, 2005, 10:00 am

i think my mistake was in the precreasing, i have tried this model many times but in the precreasing it gets so confusing
i think ill just have to take a deep breath and try again another time
i guess this model is not ment for a 13 year old to fold :(
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Postby wolf » November 26th, 2005, 10:14 am

thut wrote:i guess this model is not ment for a 13 year old to fold :(

Age doesn't figure into it. :D Just keep trying!
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Postby fmatt » January 23rd, 2007, 4:38 am

sorry to dig up a really OLD topic;;;

i'm interesting in trying this model soon, and i just have a few questions before i start.

how long does it take to fold?
is all the precreasing necessary? (it says something about skipping to step 11 if you mark the creases instead?)
and is it possible to use paper smaller than 16x160cm?

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Postby Daydreamer » January 23rd, 2007, 5:18 am

fmatt wrote:how long does it take to fold?

Something around 12 hours of folding.

fmatt wrote:is all the precreasing necessary?

You'll need the vertical precreases in 16ths but apart from that the first view precreasing steps are only for determing the position of the horizontal creases. You can skip those if you want to measure them out, but it doesn't make much of a difference if you determine the position by folding.
Just do as the diagrams tell you :-)

fmatt wrote:and is it possible to use paper smaller than 16x160cm?

Well, there's a rumour of Satoshi Kamiya folding one from a chopstick wrapper.... but I wouldn't really suggest using smaller paper than 16x160 for a first attempt. Of course, it all depends on the type and thickness of paper you want to use.
So long and keep folding ^_^
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Postby fmatt » January 23rd, 2007, 12:34 pm

thanks for the quick reply!

i'll have to find some quality time to learn to fold it then ;o

hopefully it's all worth it!!
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Postby d_music_master » January 9th, 2011, 5:31 am

So i am currently folding the clock and i'm stuck on step 86, when i try that sink fold it doesn't connect with the ones on the bottom, it goes from a valley fold to mountain fold and vice versa, blah i'm confused! help would be much appreciated :)
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Re: Black Forest Cuckoo clock

Postby kareshi » March 22nd, 2011, 4:47 am

I haven't made it but I'm looking at the book.
If your Step 55 looked right, then the creases should match up in Step 86. See step 88 for a 3-D view of the way the sink goes. Also, look ahead through Step 94 to see how the whole middle part gets thinned.
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Re: Black Forest Cuckoo clock

Postby kmather » May 19th, 2011, 1:20 am

I'm attempting the black forest clock, a little ambitious both in size (2 ft x 20 ft) and difficulty compared to what i'm used to folding.

I'm stuck on step 92 where you are supposed to "swing the rest of the model to the left." The picture in step 92 shows 5 vertical sections on the flap on the right. The horizontal mountain fold should drop it down to 3 sections but step 93 shows 4 sections. Also I'm not clear what the "push hear" arrow means.

Thank you in advance for your help! I've made it this far and don't want to give up...
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Re: Black Forest Cuckoo clock

Postby agedgent76plus » July 18th, 2015, 3:53 pm

Hi Kmather, I to am folding the cuckoo clock and having the exact problem you had ,and got no replies from the forum,hope you finished the clock ,if so please,please,tell me . how you overcame step 92-93 ,agedgent76plus.
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