How to assemble the acorn sliceform pop up
I cut my acorn from green paper and dabbed some brown ink on the top of each piece before assembly.
Download acorn and cut out pieces.
DXF page 1, DXF page 2
GSD page 1, GSD page 2
You will assemble the acorn from the center out.
Slide center slots of piece 1 (red) and piece 2 (blue) together. I put the top slots together, then push up the bottom of piece 2 a little, sliding all of piece 2 through the hole in piece 1. Once piece 2 is inside piece 1, I line up the bottom slots and slide them together.
Attach one piece 3 (green). Compress piece 3 enough to slide it through the center of piece 1. Slot the center of piece 3 into the next open slot of piece 1, top and bottom.
Turn acorn 180° and attach the other piece 3 to the other side of the acorn.
Attach pieces number 4 (orange), first one side, then the other.
Piece 4 is parallel to piece 1, and attaches across the tops of pieces 2 and 3. Put the top in first. It may take a bit of wiggling to get all the bottom slots put together.
Attach piece 5 (red), front and back. It becomes more and more challenging to get the bottom slots to go together without ripping anything. I usually work right-to-left (or left-to-right), one slot at a time across piece 5, rather than putting the center slot together first. You will have to curl and twist the pieces.
Attach piece 6 (blue), front and back.
There are four of piece 7, all the same. Start at any side. All four attach in the same manner.
Slide piece 7 through the slot of piece 1 (or piece 2, depending on which side you are on).
Line up and slot together the center slots.
Now slide one side of piece 7 through one side slot. (Sliding through the left side, here). Wiggle it through and slot top and bottom.
Hook the very last slots together.
Slide the other side of piece 7 through the other side slot. Hook together on this side.
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