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papercut cervical; the ultimate geek-out

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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:
01/15/2010

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:
01/15/2010

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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