Origami Crane

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Project by Daiku posted 07-12-2012 04:04 PM 2709 views 14 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well it’s not really a folded crane, but I’ve always been intrigued with the origami folded crane. For some time now, I’ve told my wife that someday I would like to make a crane out of wood. Well here it is 5 jigs, 3 patterns and about 20 hours of carving and sanding later. I’ve made a few more and the time to make them gets progressively shorter.

The overall dimensions are: 19”W, 15” H, 10” D

The base is Cherry and Ash, the supports are Bubinga and the Crane is Soft Maple.
I felt really fortunate to find a piece of cherry for the base that had the right bark inclusion to house the supports

. Thanks for looking and as usual any and all comments or suggestions are welcome.

-- Cal Noguchi -

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#1 posted 07-12-2012 04:08 PM

Your work never disappoints … this is beautiful.

-- Paul , Calfornia

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#2 posted 07-12-2012 04:10 PM

Very Cool, great looking workmanship.

-- Glenn, Nova Scotia

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#3 posted 07-12-2012 04:17 PM


-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#4 posted 07-12-2012 04:23 PM

Taihen Steki desu! Nice balance of visuals. Feel is gentle. My eye continues to move over the piece.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#5 posted 07-12-2012 04:29 PM

Masterfully done Daiku, just a wonderful artistic piece thanks for sharing…BC

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#6 posted 07-12-2012 04:49 PM

Very nice! The crane is so delicate it makes you believe it was indeed folded.

I also love the setting.

Great work!


-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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#7 posted 07-12-2012 05:34 PM

This is quite lovely. I find the folded cranes beautiful too and this takes it to the next level.

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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#8 posted 07-12-2012 07:59 PM

Very artistic and elegant. Great creativity. Lovely is a good description.
Thanks for posting.

-- " 'woodworker''s a good word, an honest word." - Sam Maloof

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#9 posted 07-12-2012 09:28 PM

Kewl looking Crane

-- Swede -- time to make some sawdust

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#10 posted 07-12-2012 09:40 PM



-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#11 posted 07-12-2012 09:54 PM

Super kool Cal. Looks like those wings are gonna move any minute. Luv the supports & stand also.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#12 posted 07-12-2012 10:05 PM

Stunning, just stunning. Arigato gozaimasu.

-- Mother Nature talks, I try to listen

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#13 posted 07-12-2012 10:12 PM

very well done BUD ! the screen behind the piece makes the piece appear much larger then your dimensions. ... life sized

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#14 posted 07-12-2012 11:46 PM

I love this.. WOW. And also love that you suspended the crane above the base. Really amazing work!!

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#15 posted 07-13-2012 02:38 AM

That is really incredible. There’s no doubt you have more patience than I do.

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