Monday, March 16, 2009

WCOG Meeting, March 14, 2009




Besides bringing Thea, a couple of other gymnast-friends of mine also came to the library this month with their families. Ani and Paul brought Alejandra; Hanna brought Miriam and her brother Ethan.

Yukie now folds the best dollar koi, second only to Won. Actually, I'd challenge anyone to tell the difference between one folded by her and one folded by Won.

Fred had a few Won Park two-piece dollar dragons that he's been folding. He figured out much of it on his own.

Photos here.

4 comments:

Mr. Wolf said...

Hi Michael,
I'd like to know the name of the models at minute 2:13 (the ball) and 5:38 (the spinner) and where i can find the diagram.
Thanks in advance
Francesco

The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

Those balls are several strips of paper woven. Joe Hamamoto does those and attached tassels to them, to string them up. I'll ask him about it. I think you need glue or a staple to hold it together.

I'll ask Bennett Arnstein about the spinner and see if he'll respond here.

Bennett Arnstein said...

Comment from Bennett Arnstein, b_arnstein@hotmail.com.
The spinner is Franco Pavarin's Girandola, with my "Me Spin Long Time For You" blow top attached to the back (i.e., the bottom). Diagrams have been sent to the BOS for inclusion in their latest convention collection. Diagrams have also been sent to OUSA but as far as I know have not been published yet. Diagrams can also be found in my e-book entitled "Origami Diagrams E-Book"
which is available as a pdf file from lulu.com for $6.25.
If you send me a check or money order for $5.00 and tell me your e-mail address I'll send you the e-book as an attachment to an e-mail.
My address is 3049 W. 8th St. # 535, Los Angeles, CA 90005.

Bennett Arnstein said...

To be more specific about the spinner, it's made from nine windmills, eight arranged to form an octagon medallion which Franco Pavarin calls a Girandola. The ninth windmill forms a blowtop attached to the bottom to form a pivot to make it spin. It was Yami's idea to convert the medallion to a spinner by adding a blowtop.