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Hexagon Diagram

*Note that two numbers are given for the size of the hexagon boxes used in this model.
The larger number is the measurement from a point at any corner to the point at the opposite corner.  (Diagram A)
The smaller number is the measurement from the center of any side to the center of the opposite side. (Diagram B)

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Information About This Item

Box ID #:5908
Set ID #:5906
Category:Non-Modular -- Big Honeycomb-Shaped
Hex Box Size*: 5.4 cm (2.1 in) and
4.7 cm (1.9 in)
Comb Ring Size: Diameter - 16 cm (6.3 in) 
Height: Comb Ring - 7.8 cm (3.1 in)
Hex Boxes - 5.5 or 8.2 cm (2.2 or 3.2 in)
Style:Non-Modular Honeycomb - 6 Sections
Designer:Chrissy Pushkin (Paper Kawaii)
Design Source:Learnigami Interlocking Boxes E-Book by Chrissy Pushkin (Paper Kawaii, 2020)  >> Click here
YouTube Video  >> Click here
Paper Type: Wrap It Up Wrapping Paper by Hazel Ruby - Polka Dot Party
Astrobrights 24 lb Acid-Free Printer Paper - Multicolors (Item# 94000)
Sheet Size:Hex Box -  15 x 17.4 or 21.3 x 17.4 cm (5.9 x 6.9 or 8.4 x 6.9 in) Rectangle
 Comb Ring - 31.5 x 44.5 cm (12.4 x 17.5 in) Rectangle
Sheets Used:9 (2 - Comb Ring; 7 - Hex Boxes)
Paper Source: Michaels Stores
Comments:This unusual and attractive container has two types of components: the basic comb ring, and 7 hexagonal boxes.
Here I have folded the comb from wrapping paper with bright multi-colored dots on white. Two rectangular sheets were folded and joined together, but the comb can also be made from just one very wide rectangular sheet, so this is not really a modular structure.
The comb ring has 6 sections and also an empty space at its center. A lidless hexagonal box sits in each of these 7 spaces. The central hex box is taller than the others because it rests directly on the table; the others rest on the floor of the ring, which is elevated on 6 small "feet."
For my hex boxes, I found printer paper in assorted bright colors. It was heavier/stiffer than origami paper, which made executing small, precise folds difficult. I coped by setting aside Chrissy's method for making the hex boxes and using a simpler design instead.
My simpler hex boxes are not as attractive on the inside as Chrissy's. Hers have a cute flower twist on the floor of the interior, which mine lack.
Regarding size: my finished model shown here is 1.5 times bigger than the one featured in Chrissy Pushkin's diagrams/instructions. I had no trouble scaling up her model. Chrissy's comb ring calls for two A4 size sheets. I used larger sheets but maintained the same height-width ratio as A4.
Chrissy shows how to start making an 8-section version of the comb by folding each sheet into 16 equal sections, then trimming off two sections and working with the remaining 14. For the 6-section version, she suggests simply trimming another 3 sections off each 14 section sheet, to work with the remaining 11.
I found this fold-and-trim method to be super quick and easy. Although somewhat wasteful of paper, it saves an enormous amount of time and effort.
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