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Peening workshop 2016


Come hammering on steel and learn to peen your scythe with confidence for the sharpest cut yet! Continue reading

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International Peening Day 2015

scythe peening with jig
Don’t forget to peen your scythe this weekend. Continue reading

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International Peening Day 2015


People all over the world will be peening on April 5th; make sure you don’t miss it! Continue reading

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Seeing is peening

When trying to freehand peen your scythe blade, one of the most important elements is getting the lighting right so you can see the hammer marks on the scythe. Being able to see where your blows are landing allows you … Continue reading

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How's Your Peening?

<img class="alignright" src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7266/7670707366_e589e367dc_m.jpg" alt="scythe peening workshop" / Well, Peening Day is done for another year; I hope you got your blades nicely cleaned and sharpened ready for the mowing season. If you're struggling, try asking yourself these questions Continue reading

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Peening Day 2014

Peening Day 2013 International Peening Day this year falls on 6 April, the day to clean off and sharpen your scythe ready for the season. Continue reading

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Learn to Scythe in the Yorkshire Dales

This weekend’s Learn to Scythe course was organised by the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust as part of their ongoing hay meadow project. Based at Keasden Head farm with terrific views of the Yorkshire Three Peaks 10 students took part over … Continue reading

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Picard Peening Hammer

Having the right tools for the job make everything much easier. After a fair bit of searching I’m pleased to say I’ve now found a source of Picard peening hammers in the UK from Vaughans of Stourbridge. If you’re placing … Continue reading

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International Peening Day 2013

Grab your hammers, it’s time for International Peening Day again! (cue fanfare) Last year was great fun with  group of us getting together in Cumbria to sharpen up our scythes and push-mowers while others took part across the UK, in … Continue reading

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1st International Peening Day

In years to come thousands will claim to have been there but in truth a select bunch of six scythe folk turned up to Sprint Mill in Cumbria for International Peening Day. Huge numbers was never my objective and our … Continue reading

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