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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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Spoon carving on honeymoon

At the end of last year I received this lovely request by email: “I am really hoping that you can help me. We are coming to the Lake District in February on our honeymoon. My partner is really keen to … Continue reading

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Spoon carving video

I want to share this excellent video of my friend Jarrod Stone Dahl from Wisconsin carving a spoon from green wood. It’s really┬ánicely shot and takes you through the whole process. The video has had a lot of interest in … Continue reading

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Spoonfest 2013

Way back in August last year the sleepy town of Edale was once more host to 150 spoon carving folk from around the world. A new addition was the Spoon Carving Chair which was occupied by various makers and gave … Continue reading

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Greenwood & Scythe course dates 2014

I’ve been working on this for a few weeks now so I’m really pleased to be able to tell you my 2014 course dates. I’ve been discussing the scythe dates in particular to ensure that we make best use of … Continue reading

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Scything in the rain & sun

One of the advantages of the scythe is that it is an all-weather tool and on my final scythe courses in Cumbria of 2013 we proved this right. On Saturday a hardy group put on their waterproofs and faced the … Continue reading

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Scythe course in NE Scotland

It’s a long drive from Kendal to the north-east of Scotland but it’s all worth it when you’re enjoying teaching people to scythe and the meadow is as nice as it was this weekend. I was invited up to teach … Continue reading

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Scything in the rain

Call that rain? Nowt but a bit of dampness in the air.. Thankfully it was nothing but showers and the seven students who turned up for their Learn to Scythe course had a great day. That was partly thanks to … Continue reading

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Tough grass no problem for St Nick's

A midweek course this week at St Nicholas Fields in York, a nature reserve and sustainability centre hidden in the city. Their centre manager Jonathan came and took part in last years Scythe Teachers’ course in Somerset but decided to … Continue reading

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Spoon Carving in Scotland

I’m teaching loads of courses at the moment (woodworking or scything) which is getting me out and about around the area. Over the bank holiday I went up to Dalbeattie at the request of Gavin Phillips to teach spoon carving … Continue reading

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