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.
Learn to Scythe Courses 2019
3 August at Slaidburn, Lancashire £80
Peening Workshop 11th October, Slaidburn £80
More dates to follow
You can also book me to teach 1-to-1 or group workshops at your own venue. See the Learn to Scythe page for more info.
Tag Archives: wooden
Shaving heads, knocking teeth – we had a great time at Stott Park and it wasn’t nearly as dangerous as it sounds. Continue reading
Were these men really so relieved to have their hand work replaced by being machine operators? I’m glad to still be hand making hay rakes in the NW. Continue reading
People are often surprised when I tell them I make wooden spoons and yet we’ve all got them in the kitchen and they’re our most direct contact with the food we’re cooking. Why make do with the same mass-produced spoon … Continue reading
A few photos from the last week taken as I’ve been carving my eating spoons. They’ve proven very popular and I’m especially pleased to have got so many orders from other woodworkers and spoon carvers. The cherry wood is carving … Continue reading
I’m so pleased with my latest eating spoons, freshly-carved from Cumbrian cherry. They not only look and work great but they’re a special price, just for my blog readers. Continue reading
The Heritage Crafts Association have opened bookings for the ladder making workshop which I will be leading along with Robin Wood after our two-day ‘apprenticeship’ with Stanley Clark. Continue reading
This month I was invited by the Heritage Crafts Association to take part in their efforts to preserve the craft of making wooden ladders. I travelled down to Northampton with fellow greenwood worker and HCA chair Robin Wood to learn to the craft of making ladders from Stanley Clark who made ladders until the trade ceased in the 1960s. Continue reading
Handmade craft objects are uniquely individual things, I can spot mine a mile off. Continue reading