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Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 2:46 pm
Here's a way to make some of the Platonic Solids from business cards, using a technique similar to that of the playing card cube earlier in this thread:
http://www.cutoutfoldup.com/825-busines ... solids.php
Also note the correction to my previous post (change of URL).
Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:06 pm
this is a useful link - I'm working on a possible project of business-card origami!
Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 7:54 am
Back to the cube made from playing cards used to make smoke rings, as mentioned previously by Michel. There is another illustration in "La récréation en famille" by Tom Tit (Arthur Good) (1903). Sorry, I can't work out how to include an image of the page, so you'll have to click on the link:
See pages 35 to 37. He tells you to use "six vieilles cartes à jouer ou six cartes de visite" ("six old playing cards or business cards") but doesn't explain how to make the cube - apparently it is assumed that readers will know it already.
Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 4:43 pm
Are these images?
Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 8:25 pm
Well done Juan - those are the pages. So if you attach a file that contains an image, does the image appear as part of your post? I think Nick explained this to me before, but I'd forgotten how to do it.
Posted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 5:15 pm
Tom Tit explains the cube with cards in another of his works: "Pour amuser les Petits ou les Joujoux que l'on peut faire soi même" (Librairie Vuibert, 1919).
There is a first edition of 1893 in E. Plon, Nourrit et Cie
Posted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 8:26 pm
The cube of made of 6 playing cards used to make round of smoke is mentioned in the weekly magazine "Cosmos".
See the quotation in volume XXI from 1862. p. 123.
For the cover
http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?view ... nt=0;num=i
and for the page
http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?u=1& ... hvd.hxkemb
Posted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 4:23 pm
Cosmos: Revue encyclopédique hebdomadaire des progrès, des sciences et de leurs applications aux arts et à l'industrie
2ème semestre 1862 p.123
Couronnes de fumée --- "L'expérience des cercles de fumée dont vous parlez dans le Cosmos du 27 juin  n'est pas tout à fait neuve. Je la connaissais depuis longtemps, et vous pouvez la répéter tout à votre aise au moyen de la petite boite que j'ai l 'honneur de vous offrir ci-joint, simple cube creux construit avec six cartes à jouer et percé d'un trou à sa face supérieure."
Wreaths of smoke --- "Experience of smoke circles you speak into the Cosmos June 27  is not quite new. I knew it long ago, and you can repeat it at your leisure using the small box that I have the honor to offer you attached, simple hollow cube built with six playing cards and a hole in its upper surface. "
Posted: Sun Jul 03, 2016 6:28 pm
Still about the cube of card :
A publication in a 1882's US book found by Dave Mitchell in his page http://www.origamiheaven.com/businesscardcube.htm