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mike desensi

new life for an old Bodkin

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last renn faire season , I was walking through the Bone Carving booth at Maryland Renn Faire, and noticed a Bodkin that was bought by Will(the owner/main carver)

it was a first gen Bodkin that was at best a very plain jane piece

well Will's magic turned it into a real looker and I though some would like the carvings,I know Im blown away at Will's work

and My work is in the same booth as makers like Kc Lund

enjoy the pics!

~M~

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I have got to learn how to do this, but I fear it would take a long time!

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Wow!  I love the carving, but have to admit I don't know what I am looking at. 

From the name I assume it is a bodkin shaped stabby implement?  Is that a thing?

(I ask in sincerre curiosity with all due respect to the kick-butt craftsmanship)

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It was basically a heavy needle use for pulling coarse thread through heavy fabric. After looking it up, I guess it is also another word for a type of hairpin.

bod·kin

[ˈbädkən]

NOUN

a blunt, thick needle with a large eye used especially for drawing tape or cord through a hem.

a small pointed instrument used to pierce cloth or leather.

historical

a long pin used for fastening hair.

printing historical

a pointed tool used for removing pieces of metal type for correction.

 

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Ahh, so the arrow point was named after another device.  I should have realized that...

Still a really kickin' bit of carving!

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