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Dollar Origami: 15 Origami Projects Including the Amazing Koi Fish
 
 

Dollar Origami: 15 Origami Projects Including the Amazing Koi Fish [Kindle Edition]

Won Park
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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We handle money every day. We're used to handing over a few bills for a coffee or a few more bills for a book or a new item of clothing. But it's fairly rare these days to be able to turn just one dollar into anything. A dollar won't buy you a camera or a shark—but there is a way to make it into one!

Dollar Origami teaches you how to turn your currency into almost anything with just a few folds. With simple instructions and full-color photos, you'll be crafting beautiful butterflies, adorable penguins, and more in your own home in no time.

Sometimes, your money can go farther than you think—and with Dollar Origami, it can also provide you with much more fun!

About the Author

Won Park was born in Korea and moved to the United States when he was three years old. Origami was an important part of his life from a very young age. Won started folding paper when he was 6 years old. His first mentor was his mother, who taught him very simple models. As he got older, he started to study origami from books he borrowed from the library. Won started to fold money when he was in middle school. He found the paper used to make the dollar was the ideal folding medium, since the paper is very resilient and strong. Since then he has specialized in folding money.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 34263 KB
  • Print Length: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Thunder Bay Press; Box Nov Sp edition (15 Feb 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00APDAVRE
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #672,974 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars At last ... 9 Mar 2012
Format:Spiral-bound|Verified Purchase
At long last Mr Pak published a book of his fabulous creations. Origami enthusiasts have been waiting a long time for this, and it does not disappoint. The product is beautifully packaged, and the book inside ring-bound, which allows it to lie flat without having to damage the spine, which is common problem with origami books. The practice dollar bills are not as crisp as I would like, but I guess it is hard and expensive to provide paper that has the qualities of real currency.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Poor quality 22 Dec 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Brought this book on my kindle for iPad but when enlarged the text and photos become very pixilated making it very hard to use if not impossible. Which is sad as I was looking forward to trying some of the projects. Buy the paper version.
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Amazon.com: 3.9 out of 5 stars  28 reviews
19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A little less than expected, but a great book 6 Dec 2011
By Trevor Mead - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Spiral-bound|Verified Purchase
Won Park has some amazing origami models, I've been following his work for some time. There are a couple models beginners should be able to work through, but most of the designs are geared towards experienced folders. Either way, the included practice currency is a fantastic addition--no more trekking to the bank in search of fresh $1 bills before you begin!

One thing that has to be called out: This book has TEN (10) models, not 15, as Amazon is showing. Look closely at the cover to confirm. The models are: Double crane, crab, camera, butterfly, frog, penguin, eagle, shark, scorpion, and koi fish.

The diagrams and written instructions are some of the clearest I've seen in an instructional book; eager, patient beginners will be thrilled.

Would I recommend the book? Absolutely. This is great as a gift, or a great addition for an enthusiast's collection. If you've been longing to see more of Won's unique designs, you might be a little disappointed, but great content overall.

And Amazon, for crying out loud, please fix the title!
14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not for beginners 17 Jan 2012
By Vae Victus - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Spiral-bound|Verified Purchase
I admit I bought the book for the koi fish pattern. The book comes in a cute little package with some larger-than-normal "dollar bill" paper and a prefolded model (butterfly). Many of the patterns use tessellation, and I mean itty bitty tiny folds, so it could be difficult for beginners. For example, the koi pattern has 17 parallel folds over four-fifths of the paper. Very small folds.

The book also suggests something akin to wet folding to accomplish the "sharper" folds (appendages, mostly). For more on wet folding, see Rick Beech's Handbook of Origami, and for more on tessellation, see Eric Gjerde's Origami Tessellations.
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Totally Awesome 17 Dec 2011
By Eric Adams - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Spiral-bound|Verified Purchase
I pre-ordered this book a long time back but it was worth the wait. Won Park is by far the best creative dollar bill folder in the World in my opinion. I was totally surprised to find that the kit came with a completed model of the butterfly(displayed in a cool little window) that is one of the models in the book, what a great package beautifully designed . I am also glad that the instruction book is Spiral Bound so that it does not come apert like some of my other origami books. The models are definitely not for begginers but very clear and precise. The price is totally fair for all that is included. I agree with the other person who reviewed the kit...there is only 10 models not 15 but still worth the money. I hope that Won Park sues the idiot on E-bay that is selling his copyrighted models (what a loser), bootlegging Won Parks killer Origami designs. I will continue to support Won in all his work because he is an Origami Master. AAA+++. Please Won...make a DVD to make the models even more clear on details.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not good for a beginner. 4 Dec 2012
By Joe D. Ramirez - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Spiral-bound
The easiest project was a butterfly, and neither myself nor my daughter could even come close to what was pictured.

The how to at the beginning didn't really explain how to make the folds and I was basically in the dark. I wouldn't mind the book if 1/2 were easy and progressively got more difficult to the point to where I couldn't do it... but it was all difficult.

I wound up returning the book to Costco.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully presented, high quality production 3 Jun 2012
By Fraser.Dk - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Spiral-bound|Verified Purchase
When I received this Dollar Origami projects book from the estimable Won Park, I was prepared for a rewarding challenge. I did not, however, expect the level of quality I received: it's beautiful. The book can lie flat during reading. Owning dozens of origami books, I can assure you that this places it in the serious minority, and garners it a spot on my most-prized shelf.

There are numerous practice "dollar bills" included. I would rate the paper quality of these as average.. you will definitely get a good feel for building the models presented if you use the bills.

NB: several of these models are not for the novice. I started with the koi and it worked perfectly, though I suspect that many will stumble along the way. Give yourself a boost with good tools: a quality set of tweezers, eg. Wiha, and methylcellulose (BEFORE starting to fold!) will help.

Park's thoughtful inclusion of one folded butterfly elicited an unbidden smile.
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