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Hallo,
Does anyone know of a source that sells carved wooden busks. In the past I've used the ones from venacava but I'm now after one that I can take out of my stays as a demonstration. I know a lot of people carve their own but, though my grandad was a master carpenter, the talent died with him. I can just about manage firewood :oops:
Anyhow,any advice appreciated :D
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not of carved ones, but I have a source for plain ones if you come up blank...
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Post by Sophia »

I got my plain one from Peter Crossman and can highly recommend him.

http://groups.msn.com/crossmancrafts/pe ... hotoID=113

He normally trades at TORM and the Rood Fayre (was Templars Fayre).

Hope this is useful.

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Post by Alice the Huswyf »

I am sure Quartermasterie have also carried them in the past (TORM) and google for postal address etc.

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I use an old school ruler - but never take it out to rap someone over the knuckles!

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Post by lidimy »

I use a flat piece of wood that I got from some old horizontal blinds :D It's kinda perfect! And I, uh, engraved some stuff on it too...

(Well, it's not perfect really, but I like to think it is)
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Post by Alice the Huswyf »

Corset angel has one on ebay http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Wooden-front-busk ... dZViewItem among other clothing and corset component items - her thread is in the friends and gossip section.

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Much thanks being aimed in your various directions. Will investigate the sources suggested!
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Post by Christabel »

Random information:
Rooting around today in the museum stores, I came across an 18th century busk which had a rectangular small mirror set into the back, towards the top. It made me feel quite close to the person who must have used it...

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