Different Bellows

Mon, 26 Oct 2009

 bellowsI saw a set of paper bellows on Harry Hill over the weekend. They were folded differently from the ones I normally make so I drew a quick sketch in my notebook so that I could remember how it worked. 

Once back in 'the office' I succeeded in converting the sketch into a computer based net. The folding is really tricky but the results are worth the effort. A fun little paper object which may well appear in a future project.

I've uploaded the pdf file onto the website, it is available to subscribers if you fancy a go. Print it out onto ordinary printer paper, score all the dotted lines and cut out the outline. There are no instructions with the file – you'll have to work that out yourself!

I glued up my model with a pritt stick rather than my usual PVA glue. Have fun!

Comments (1)

  • Shelley Noble October 26, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    I marvel at your mastery to

    I marvel at your mastery to be able to create this file after making a sketch!? Ah, to be brilliant like that! The form is very beautiful. Would make a very interesting paper lantern as well if made with attractive washi, perhaps adhered to a styrene backing?

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