## Kawasaki roses from various polyhedra

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### Kawasaki roses from various polyhedra

I have recently been folding as many roses as possible, and experimenting with them alot. I came across a website:

http://www.zingman.com/origami/index.html

and fould a rose made with five petals. After experimenting with the technique that Mr. Szinger used I was able to produce a hexagonal one. I am currently trying to make a triangular Kawasaki rose but am running into problems creating similar lines of symmetry that were used on the pentagon and hexagon. Any guidance in this endeavour would be greatly appreciated.
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sorry for the extra post. here are some pictures of the roses i made, along with calyxs that i designed for them.

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The hexagonal one is really very beautiful.

About the triangular and pentagonal rose: I remember that we had a topic about roses from different polygons some time ago, maybe there is written something interesting for you. Try the search-function to find out.

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Recently Iv'e folded the "Irgendeine Blume " by Christian Weinert- The rose starts from hexagon.
Diagram in Christian 's website- http://people.freenet.de/origamichris/index.htm
Thanks Christian!
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Are you sure that you made the twist fold right? Seems to me that you twisted it one triangle less than needed. I also made this mistake first, but the flower becomes a lot more beautiful if you twist it as much as possible:

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I see the diferent.I'll try again. Thanks for the correction .
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origami_8 wrote:The hexagonal one is really very beautiful.

Thank you

And thanks for showing me Christian's flower. i definatly have to try it!
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i have been lookign for a simple (relatively) way of amking a hheptagon from a piece of paper. I only found one, at http://www.ganymeta.org/~darren/origamishapes.php?shape=heptagon

but it leaves the paper so folded that after adding all the other folds needed for the rose, i can only imagine that it would be next to impossible to pick the construction folds from the fose folds.

any insight or mathematice brilliance would be greatly appreciated

On a different note, i am planning to post a crease pattern sometime soon for the hexagonal rose, and diagrams for the calyxs. Hope to have these up within a few weeks.

Rdude
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### heptagon

The diagram I made is for a mathematically correct heptagon. Folding it does result in a pile of creases far too high to further fold anything useful from it.

But there are ways around this.

You can fold one to use as a template to make another, but it takes some practice folding it (and reading my diagram) before you get a result good enough for this.

I've heard of people making various regular polygon templates in Microsoft Word, to print out, cut out, and fold. Image editing software can probably be used to this end.

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Origami purists be warned, don´t read any further.
The easiest way to get a heptagon without any interfering creases is, to take a pair of compasses and a set square and measure it out. The needed angle should be 51,43 (=360/7). If I find my old technical drawing records, I can look up the correct way for constructing, I´ll have a look.
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Compass it is! , and thanks for the help!
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### Re: heptagon

Darren wrote:Image editing software can probably be used to this end.

Or a drafting program like autocad
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I love the six-sided kawasaki! any chance of diagrams? if not, any chance of a crease pattern? not that i've ever succeeded in using one but i'd be prepared to try until my fingers bled for that!
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i'll try to make it a diagram and a crease pattern within the next 2 weeks. i would get it up sooner but i have a bunch of exams to write in the next week. First i have to learn how to make diagrams!
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i hate tests i feel for ya man right here i do (pats on chest near heart)
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