A comprehensive and practical guide to working with an Austrian scythe. Perfect if you cannot attend a course or as a reference guide following tuition.
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More from Alan Byde on his Aran currach: Michies ‘plans’ for building St Caoman was a dark pitch stained stick about 5 feet long, 3 inch by 1 inch. It had notches on the edge and some lines scratched on … Continue reading
Sunday was a gorgeous blue-skied day and perfect weather to take the curach out for it’s public launch at Bowness in the Lake District. Edward was already there when Ian, Susan and I arrived and we carried the curach down … Continue reading
While I’ve been away on holiday in Austria raking a hay meadow Edward and Romola have been busy at Sprint Mill painting the curach with bitumen roofing paint ready for the launch in Windermere on Sunday March 25th. Fingers crossed that … Continue reading
The day finally arrived last week to skin the curach. To be honest, this is one of the parts we’ve had some trepidation about; the instructions we’re working with get a bit vague at this stage and sewing isn’t a … Continue reading
We’ve had a couple more meetings together to work on the curach project which is coming along nicely. To bend the hazel couples into shape for the ribs we discussed the use of steam and bending formers. As the width … Continue reading