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Young speaks on scrimshaw at Front Porch Chat

Published 07/14/2011, The Jamestown Sun

Drexel Young spoke at the July 10 Front Porch Chat at the Stutsman County Memorial Museum. Young spoke about the ancient art of scrimshaw and brought some of his pieces with their intricate and delicate designs to show the attendees. Members of the audience could see and feel examples of scrimshawed powder horns and a cribbage board made out of an elk antler, while Young explained the process involved in a craft that, as he said, “requires few tools but an enormous amount of time and patience.”

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