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Traditional hay rake making at Stott Park Bobbin Mill

Shaving heads, knocking teeth – we had a great time at Stott Park and it wasn’t nearly as dangerous as it sounds. Continue reading

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New hay rake tine cutter

I’ve been making wooden hay rakes for several years now. To make the rake teeth, called ‘tines’, a cleft ash billet is knocked through a sharpened steel tube called a tine cutter. As the wood is split from a larger … Continue reading

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Beamish Show of Agriculture 2017


Some scenes from the Show of Agriculture at Beamish Museum. Continue reading

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Rake making at Heavy Horse Festival

This Sunday I’ll be making hay rakes at the Festival of the Heavy Horse in Northumberland. Continue reading

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Blue scythe

I’ve been wanting to do this ever since I went to the Highland Folk Museum in Scotland and saw the scythes in their collection. Continue reading

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How to make a wooden hay rake

wooden hay rakesWith the all the people wanting to learn to scythe and their increasing use for managing wildflower meadows or making hay, there’s a need for good quality wooden hay rakes for collecting and turning the grass. Last weekend I taught a group of students to make their own. Continue reading

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