Traditional origami base
Each base is named after the best-known model for which it is used. There is one the simplest of traditional origami bases, the W-boat base. This base is a development of the cupboard fold.
|Valley fold the sides over to meet the middle fold-line. Press them flat and unfold them.||Insert your finger between the upper right-hand layer of paper, and pull the top layer over toward the left, along the valley fold-line made in step 4. Press the paper down neatly into the shape of a triangle.||Insert your finger between the upper left-hand layer of paper, and pull the top layer over toward the right, along the valley fold-line made in step 4. Press the paper down neatly into a triangle.|
Diagrammed by Yuri and Katrin Shumakov
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