Sliceform Monkey Saddle

Prints (0)


About 25 years ago I met John Sharp and was introduced to Sliceforms. I have made many paper and card sliceforms since, so when I bought a 3D printer they seemed a good thing to make. 

This is surface which a monkey can straddle with both legs and his tail.


1 of saddle y0 

2 each of saddle y1, y2, y3 y4 (8 in total) 

1 each of all saddle x’s (9 in total)

Putting the pieces together is a bit tricky. The photographs show several views of the finished saddle.

Obviously, because of the thickness of the print, the shape does not squash as flat as a paper model would but it is very tactile and makes nice noises. 

See my other sliceforms:





Link to John Sharp's book

Design Files

File Size

saddle x-3.stl
15.1 KB
saddle x4.stl
14.7 KB
saddle x-4.stl
15.5 KB
saddle y0.stl
13.2 KB
saddle y1.stl
13.2 KB
saddle y2.stl
13.2 KB
saddle y3.stl
13.2 KB
saddle x0.stl
7.7 KB
saddle x1.stl
14.7 KB
saddle x-1.stl
15.1 KB
saddle x2.stl
14.7 KB
saddle x-2.stl
15.1 KB
saddle x3.stl
14.7 KB
saddle y4.stl
13.2 KB


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