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papercut cervical; the ultimate geek-out

When Mike Taylor from SVPOW isn’t butchering wallabees or boiling lizard bones, he’s dispersing some very fine insight into all things sauropodian. He lately tried his hand at a brachiosaur cervical out of folded paper, but with all due respect to his many other talents, it came out looking like a tissue box. So I decided to help Mike out. Mike, click the pic to download. Then print it, cut it out and fold to your heart’s content.

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Michael P. Taylor says:

David, this is sensational — truly amazing.

I would love to feature this properly on SV-POW!. If you could make one of these up yourself (it looks like a pretty hairy job!), taking photos of some of the intermediate stages as well as the final product, I would be delighted to post them (with your permission of course) in a new SV-POW! article. And if you’d care to write a few paragraphs on how you did it, that would be interesting to include, too.

Let me know!

admin says:

Hi Michael! I’d be honored! It took this long to get to the idea (which came immediately upon seeing your cool box approach) due to other commitments. So, it will take a week or so before I get to it.
Also – and as a word of warning to anyone really trying to cut and fold this thing: this is the first time I’ve tried something like this, and I already see that it comes out too small. And is likely too complex. I’ll try to redo it with a more manageable complexity and enjoyable scale (probably involving at least 3 or 4 pieces of paper) and re-post it.

Then I can share my experiences at the artEvolved blog.

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