John Szinger's Adirondack Chair

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John Szinger's Adirondack Chair

Postby KateTwee » November 18th, 2011, 11:55 pm

I am a beginner, first of all. I bought John Szinger's book Zin Origami, and am desperately trying to make the adirondack chair, but get caught at step 11 over and over again. I'm not sure where the outside end of the mountain fold and the longer valley folds are supposed to be. I've forced it a couple of times, and then it doesn't work at step 13...hard to detail in writing, but has anyone else figured this out, or know where a video may be? Thank you, Kate.
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Re: John Szinger's Adirondack Chair

Postby TheRealChris » November 19th, 2011, 2:49 pm

hello and welcome to the board.
I've corrected your link, please proof read your entries in the future. thanks :)
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Re: John Szinger's Adirondack Chair

Postby jeko » November 20th, 2011, 12:20 pm

KateTwee wrote:but get caught at step 11 over and over again. I'm not sure where the outside end of the mountain fold and the longer valley folds are supposed to be.

the longer valley folds start at the intersection of the other 2 valley folds, then you line up the two folded orange edges (i.e. the left one at 45 deg with the right vertical one, and the left one at 45 deg with the top horizontal one). The mountain folds will form automatically when you flatten the model.
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Re: John Szinger's Adirondack Chair

Postby origamiguy » November 20th, 2011, 8:03 pm

Using the intersection at A as a known point based on the Blue lines, use it as a pivot point so that the mountain fold line touches the line indicated. This should allow you to then crease the other valley fold going down from A. The right edge will also become perpendicular to the center line. This means that when you do the same to the other side, there will be some overlap.


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Re: John Szinger's Adirondack Chair

Postby natchela » July 26th, 2017, 4:21 pm

Hello,

I'm also stuck on this model, only on step 18 which asks for squash folds... presumably to shape the future sides of the back of the chair, but I can't figure it out. I think of the things that's making it hard for me might be the number of layers of paper along that edge; and I'm having a hard time even envisioning how to get from step 18 to the pattern shown in 19.

No luck finding a video, even on Tuttle Publishing's website.

I know this is a number of years later, but it seemed to make sense to add to this post rather than make a new one.
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