International Peening Day 2012

scythe peeningIt’s not a joke; this year I am planning International Peening Day to take place on Sunday 1st April – clear your diary.

After 6 months languishing forgotten and unloved in the shed does your scythe need some loving care and preparation ready for the mowing season? Peening Day is an opportunity for us all to spend the time cleaning, sharpening and fine tuning our scythes so in George peeninganticipation of the summer. Whether you get together with friends or peen on your own by the kitchen fire you’ll be adding to the global ringing of hammers on steel.

I’ll be hosting an event at Sprint Mill, Cumbria from 10am. It’s not a training course (that’s  12th August) but a chance to peen together, pick up tips and talk scythes.  Please bring your own kit, peening block, food to share and ear defenders!

I’m contacting mowers in Austria, Sweden, Norway, Czech Rep and Romania to make this truly international. If you’re organising your own event (even if it’s just you and the cat) let me know by leaving a comment.

About Steve Tomlin

I am a greenwood worker and scythe tutor. I carve spoons, bowls and other products from locally sourced greenwood. During the summer I teach scything around the UK.
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11 Responses to International Peening Day 2012

  1. Jez Hastings says:

    We are running a peening day at the Court
    starting at 10.00am. It is a free event, try before
    you buy at the Scythe Shop on site – delicious
    Vegetarian Lunch £6.
    Please RSVP
    Monkton Wyld Court Charmouth Bridport Dorset DT6 6DQ Telephone: 01297 560342
    United Kingdom


  2. Michael Stibane says:

    Just informed the Green League of Eastern Ore Mountains (Germany) about the event. I hope they organize a peening day in preparation of this years hay camp:

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  5. Rico says:

    hey steve, i’m a new scyther, this year will be my first go at it, your blog has been a great help and inspiration to me, i’ll be peening with you from across the ocean, ~rico

  6. larry Barefield says:

    I will be peening in Atlanta, GA USA.
    Larry Barefield

  7. Joel says:

    I’ll be peening here in West Virginia (USA).

  8. Adolf Staufer says:

    Hey Steve,
    I’ll share your peening community at Molln, Austria. You know the place.

  9. Mats Rosengren says:

    I was peening one of my blades at home in Sweden. It was a cold and windy day with some snow. Looking forward to start the scything season!
    Mats Rosengren/Broddetorp, Sweden

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