Submitted by Sara on 17 May 2009 - 6:48pm
Initial paper size: 20cm x 198.5cm (approx. 8in x 80in)
Finished model: 30cm x 15cm x 5cm (approx. 12in x 6in x 2in)
Folded in 5 1/2 hours.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on 18 May 2009 - 6:52am Permalink
I was wondering if you would
I was wondering if you would attempt this model. Good work! I'm impressed!
Submitted by Rikki Donachie (not verified) on 18 May 2009 - 10:06am Permalink
Very impressive Sara. Now do
Very impressive Sara. Now do it one-handed :)
Submitted by Sara on 18 May 2009 - 10:13am Permalink
Isn't this enough?
Isn't folding it one-dayed enough? I guess I have to step it up a notch! ;)
Submitted by adam (not verified) on 27 May 2009 - 7:44pm Permalink
Wow nice model, i bet you
Wow nice model, i bet you needed a good chiropractic after that!:D I haven't seen any video like this, it's fun! :)
Submitted by kyle (not verified) on 30 May 2009 - 9:44pm Permalink
cuckoo clock diagram
i was thinking. Could you could scan the diagrams from the book?
Submitted by Sara on 2 June 2009 - 7:38am Permalink
Most definitely not. You may buy the book and thus get the diagrams for the model. Amazon, for example, sells it.
Submitted by josip (not verified) on 3 June 2009 - 11:39am Permalink
I fold also and i must say its hard work ppl :D so ill say ... nice hard work Sara :D
Submitted by Horatiu (not verified) on 17 October 2009 - 11:31pm Permalink
I bow to you :D
Excellent job Sara! I also have the book and I must say that I don't have the courage to make it yet (the most complex model that I folded up until now I think is Satoshi Kamyia's Ancient Dragon, 4 times :D , but I find The Cuckoo Clock to be much harder, or at least more time consuming - from what I saw in the diagrams). And you managed to fold it all in one day!! That's...wow! And I thought I was enthusiastic about folding a model :))..Bravo Sara! I supposed you folded the model on a weekend, 'cause if it were a working night, the next day you must have called in sick at work or something in order to get some sleep.. Congratulations again!
Submitted by Sara on 18 October 2009 - 8:07am Permalink
Cuckoo Clock vs Ancient Dragon
Ah, the Cuckoo Clock is MUCH easier than the Ancient Dragon, believe me. It can also be folded much more quickly. It took me 5.5 hours for my first try, and the Ancient Dragon took ... longer. If you've mastered the Ancient Dragon by Satoshi Kamiya, I don't think you have anything to fear from a mere Cuckoo Clock. It doesn't spit fire.
As to weekend, yes, it was on a Saturday, I think. A spare 6 hours on a working day are ... well, non-existent. :)
Submitted by Horatiu (not verified) on 20 October 2009 - 5:50pm Permalink
Thanks for the encouraging words Sara :D ! Maybe I'll make time one day and fold the Cuckoo Clock. Happy folding!
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on 30 October 2009 - 2:49am Permalink
Wow, that's just amazing
Wow, that's just amazing !!
Have you attempted the koi fish that is in this book?
Submitted by Sara on 30 October 2009 - 6:28am Permalink
Planned, not completed
I've practiced the scales a bit and such, but haven't completed one yet. That is, not one with scales.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on 28 December 2009 - 10:05pm Permalink
What kind of paper did you use for this model? Where could i buy it?
Submitted by Sara on 29 December 2009 - 10:37pm Permalink
I used packaging paper that I got in a post office. You know, the stuff that you might wrap parcels with. It's not great paper, but at least I could get a long roll of it to avoid gluing several sheets of paper together. 10 by 1 is quite an ... odd ratio.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on 3 January 2010 - 6:53pm Permalink
would you be willing to
would you be willing to attempt to try and make instructions as a video for this model?
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on 27 February 2010 - 12:39am Permalink
Should an intermediate-high intermediate folder like me try this? I've only completed the swan, ray, yellow bird and pegasus out of WoSK.
Submitted by Sara on 27 February 2010 - 6:53am Permalink
Give it a try
I think you'd be up to the challenge.
Submitted by Jorge (not verified) on 7 April 2010 - 5:00am Permalink
origami design secrets
I love your videos!!!!
I'm from Mexico, and I want to buy the book "origami design secrets", but, where can I to buy the book here in Mexico????
I hope your answer
Submitted by Sara on 7 April 2010 - 7:36pm Permalink
Stores that sell the book
Check http://www.happyfold... for links to online shops that sell the book. In particular, I guess you could order the book from Amazon, and pay for the extra shipping costs. You can also try Book Depository, which claims to have free delivery world-wide.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on 30 May 2010 - 11:20pm Permalink
At any point, did you nearly give up on this model?
Submitted by Sara on 31 May 2010 - 7:01am Permalink
For this one, no. I wanted to give up on the scaled koi a couple of times, though.
Submitted by origamiguy (not verified) on 5 September 2010 - 3:47am Permalink
Im never going to make this again
ive worked 2 hours and some where between 10 and 20 maybe 30
and you where right ***Dont use kraft or craft paper***
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on 5 September 2010 - 10:40pm Permalink
precise measuring and cutting
hi sara :)
this might sound like an odd question, but how did you cut such a long piece of paper accurately?
i was just wondering, because i feel like i have enough origami skills to make the BFCC,
but i can never seem to get a ractangle 10:1 cut accurately :(
im sorry to ask such a silly question, but if theres anything you could suggest, i would greatly appreciate it :)
Submitted by Sara on 6 September 2010 - 7:15am Permalink
Cutting a long strip - precise enough
Actually, the paper wasn't cut that precisely, but precisely enough to fold the model.
Here's how i cut the paper:
First, I made a rough cut around 12cm or so. I rolled the paper, so cut through several layers. This was just to get rid of the other paper and make more precise cutting easier. I then unrolled maybe half a meter at a time, and marked 20cm at a time, and cut with a ruler and knife.
After this I measured the length, double-checked, cut. The paper was too long. I then cut off a small strip, but I miscalculated, and actually cut off 1.5cm too much.
I couldn't be bothered to do another round of cutting, so simply modified the design as I went along, making the pendulum those 1.5cm shorter.
Hope this helps,
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on 9 September 2010 - 3:14am Permalink
how can you answer this but not answer my question about step 87 to 99 or to the bird
Submitted by Sara on 10 September 2010 - 6:18am Permalink
Because it's a very different query
Explaining steps of a diagram is very different to writing something about how I cut paper. That I can do right off without need for further research. It's also much easier to put into words.
You should probably realise this yourself.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on 5 October 2010 - 4:05pm Permalink
I was wondering what kind of
I was wondering what kind of paper you would recommend for this model
Submitted by Sara on 5 October 2010 - 4:09pm Permalink
Haven't tried this, but...
I believe tissue foil would be a good paper choice for this model.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on 7 October 2010 - 2:12pm Permalink
thx for the fast response :)
thx for the fast response :)
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on 23 September 2011 - 10:10pm Permalink
at the start it look like your house, or you are moving, i don't know... it creates a great effect!
how do you fold this???? you aren't asian!! ;-)
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on 11 March 2012 - 7:42am Permalink
Is this the hardest model you
Is this the hardest model you have folded?
Submitted by Sara on 11 March 2012 - 11:31am Permalink
Most complex models folded
No, not by far. I'd say the most complex models I've folded are the Ancient Dragon by Satoshi Kamiya (http://www.happyfold...) and the eagle by Nguyen Hung Cuong (http://www.happyfold...)
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