Scott Cram Inner circle 2666 Posts Posted: Feb 3, 2017 07:33 pm    1 Up in "Penny for your thoughts", there's an interesting and inspiring discussion related to origami and/or kirigami: http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......forum=15 The basic question is this: How do you go about folding a single piece of paper into sixteen squares so as to be able to display and write on only one square at a time, yet easily access other squares? I include several links to possible booklet-type folds that may work: http://nuonis.com/how-to-make-a-one-page-zine/ https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736......77f1.jpg https://makinghandmadebooks.blogspot.com......ook.html https://fmitjavile.wordpress.com/2009/10/05/fold-a-map/ https://fmitjavile.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/figb-2.gif In an Apocalypse routine, Terry LaGerould apparently had a way of doing this, but it has never been explained. Here's how Harry Lorayne wrote it up in Apocalypse: Quote:Terry has another presentation - for this one you DO have to memorize the entire basic magic square - that's unique. He's holding a pen and a FOLDED (into a small square) paper as he talks. He asks for a number. He immediately writes a number on the upper surface of the folded paper. Then he folds that surface under, bringing another blank surface to top. He writes another number there. He keeps doing this, always folding a blank surface to the top. He has it worked out so that no numbers show at any time as he folds up a blank surface. Finally, he opens out the paper. There are 16 numbers, forming a magic square for the selected number! What a good idea. It looks completely haphazard - and miraculous. Play with it. If you're interested enough, let me know. Maybe I can pry the exact method and handling out of Terry. We may never find out the exact method, but does anyone have any ideas how it could be done? Grey Matters:Blog|Videos|Mental Gym|Presentation|Store Scott Cram Inner circle 2666 Posts Posted: Feb 3, 2017 09:35 pm    0 Just for reference, I tried this fold and cut, and it didn't work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPI3VgTj4bM I numbered the pages on the outside, and they wound up on 2 different sides of the paper, which definitely won't work for a magic square. To make sure all 16 squares of one side are available after folding down to a single square, it seems that the paper must be cut in a way that each square is connected to 2 other square at the most. In some of the folds linked below, there are end piece which are linked to only 1 other square. This makes the front and back of a book fold on the other side, which I'd prefer not to have. This one seems to be the best bet, and the stability for and end display seems better: Vertical/horizontal/vertical cut: https://makinghandmadebooks.blogspot.com......ook.html These may still be worth exploring, though: Zig-zag cut: http://nuonis.com/how-to-make-a-one-page-zine/ Spiral cut: http://hubpages.com/art/How-to-make-an-accordion-book Grey Matters:Blog|Videos|Mental Gym|Presentation|Store Scott Cram Inner circle 2666 Posts Posted: Feb 4, 2017 05:03 pm    0 Having actually tried many of these out, the vertical/horizontal/vertical cut does have its charm, but when I made zig-zag cut as shown below, I found that it would probably work better for a real performance. If you number the individual squares on the paper in the following way, before folding it into a booklet... Code:```