I finished the wooden busk and took a bunch more detail photos and some still life photos of the corset and busk before packaging it to mail off.
The busk is hand-carved from solid oak using a dremel tool, and finished with Danish Oil. It is 2″x12″. I’m hoping to take the time in the next few weeks to carve another one and make it decorative. :)
Brown Silk Renaissance Stays
Two core layers of hemp/linen canvas, dupioni silk cover, and cotton muslin lining
1/2" flat spring steel bones fanned for the front panel and 2 1/4" flat spring steel bones per tab
Five panels total - one front panel, two side panels, and two back panels
Leather, hand stitched
Dupioni silk lined with hemp/linen canvas
Oak, 2"x12", hand made
These stays are constructed using modern materials and techniques to provide a beautiful foundation garment for modern reenactment.