Bed of Nails 3D Tessellation

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Folding instructions: Bed of Nails 3D Tessellation
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Paper: Elephant Hide
Type: classic tessellation (implies: abstract tessellation, abstract, geometric, pattern, abstract periodic tessellation, non-recursive periodic tessellation, periodic tessellation, tessellation)
Author: Michał Kosmulski
Colors: gray
In albums: Models with 3D anaglyphs, Models with Pictures of Precreased Sheets, Tessellation Examples

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Bed of Nails 3D, an origami tessellation folded from a single sheet of Elephant Hide paper; no cutting or glue. It is possible to adjust the length of the spikes and/or to make them more pointed.

This design is a sequel to my Bed of Nails tessellation but now the nails come in 3D rather than flat. The molecule is still based around a 6×6 grid (36×29 for the whole model), but a bit more difficult to collapse than in the flat version. I had to resort to wet folding to make EH paper hold its shape firmly in the flat areas of the board.