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How to sharpen a scythe left handed

Learning to scythe
On a recent day of individual scythe tuition, I took some photos of Jen demonstrating the best way to sharpen a scythe for left-handed mowers. Continue reading

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Spoon carving in Wales

I arrived back from Sweden last thursday and was straight off to the Woodland Skills Centre in North Wales to teach a spoon carving course for the weekend. They were a lovely bunch of folk and it’s always a pleasure … Continue reading

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Left hand scythe

While we were at the Somerset Scythe Festival I had the chance to try a left hand scythe. Mowing is traditionally a right-handed occupation, mostly so that mowers could work together in a team and everyone’s windrow would fall to … Continue reading

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One of the most exciting parts of the spooncarving course with Fritiof Runhall last week was his advice on learning to carve with both hands. By making the same cuts with the same angles but mirrored by using the other … Continue reading

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