Peening workshop 2016

Learn to peen a scythe

In response to requests from Learn to Scythe students, I am running a Peening Workshop on Sunday 16th October where you can learn how to peen a scythe and sharpen it for the best possible cut.

Scythe peening jig

Peening your scythe is an essential part of keeping it cutting easily and cleanly. Hammering on the blade can seem pretty counter-intuitive though and a scary prospect the first few times you do it.

During the day we’ll mainly cover the use of the scythe peening jig but there will also be an option for students wanting to learn freehand peening on a scythe anvil.

We’ll be based at Bell Sykes Farm, Slaidburn – the Coronation Meadow for Lancashire and, as well as learning to peen, you’ll be able to meet and network with other scythers from the North-West.

The cost of the workshop is just £50 including refreshments, places are limited to 10 participants. For further details and to book email stevetomlin8@gmail.com

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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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