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Shelf Sitter Elf

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image Carve and paint this fun elf shelf sitter.

Fantasy caricature hangs out on any ledge

Floyd Rhadigan loves to create projects that incorporate his two passions: fantasy literature and caricature carving. Floyd's elf shelf sitter blends the two together perfectly and is guaranteed to incite a smile.

"Fantasy caricatures are a lot of fun because they allow you to take creative liberties," said Floyd. "While there are generalizations, such as pointed ears on an elf, there are no hard rules that must be followed."

Here are a few extra photos our photographer took while Floyd was carving this piece. You might find them helpful while you carve your own elf shelf sitter. You'll find the pattern and step-by-step instructions in Woodcarving Illustrated Issue 52 (Fall 2010)


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Comments (2 posted):

diskgolfer360 on 09/29/2010 13:36:00
Hey there, I love the design. Is there any type of pattern that you could post, or any other guidelines on creating this piece for a beginner like myself? Thank you very much!
BobD on 09/29/2010 14:20:56
There is an article in Woodcarving Illustrated Issue 52 that demonstrates the entire carving process and includes a pattern. Best Regards, Bob Duncan Technical Editor
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