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Sharpening a scythe left handed

Mowing with an Austrian scythe
Scything for left handers.
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Spoon carving with Gareth

Teaching people how to carve spoons is always a pleasure but it’s great to be asked by an experienced carver to extend their skills. Gareth has been carving for a few years now and teaching too. We talked at Sizergh Greenwood … Continue reading

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Big Saw Day

Monday was a Big Saw Day in Dalbeattie. As in, an important day about saws and a day of big saws when I joined Gavin Phillips in his workshop to learn about pit sawing from Barbara Czoch and Kevin de … Continue reading

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Crosscut Saw Jointer & Raker Guage

A flurry of posts this week which is unusual. There’s often lots going on but I don’t always get around to posting about them. Anyway, today I got a stage further with my project to start properly using my two … Continue reading

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Sharpometer

One of the keys to efficient, easy mowing is a sharp blade acheived through peening and sharpening with whetstones. But how sharp is sharp? This year for the Somerset Scythe Festival there was talk of having a peening competition which, … Continue reading

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Sharpening and strickles

As every mower soon learns keeping ones blade sharp is one of the key elements to success with a scythe.  After four years of practice I can make a reasonable job of sharpening, but I am not yet satisfied that … Continue reading

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End of season peening & sharpening workshop

On Sunday I ran a peening and sharpening workshop for members of the NW mowing group at Haybridge Nature Reserve in response to a request from one of the members and my own observations at our recents meetings. It’s also … Continue reading

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