Author Archives: Steve Tomlin

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 how to mow with a scythe.

Scything for breakfast with Chris Evans

even more scything on the radio! Continue reading

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Scything on Radio Lancashire

The whole of the BBC has gone a bit scythe crazy! At least the goats are happy… Continue reading

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Consider the Fork (& Spoon) by Bee Wilson

Bee Wilson
Author Bee Wilson talks about the importance of the wooden spoon, that “most trusty and lovable of kitchen implements.” Continue reading

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Scythes and haymaking in Transylvania


Details of your chance to scythe and make hay in the mountains of Transylvania with a film from last years event. Continue reading

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International Peening Day 2015

scythe peening with jig
Don’t forget to peen your scythe this weekend. Continue reading

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More Poldark

A good article today about scything on the BBC website following on from Aidan Turner’s scything debut on Poldark the other week. It’s great when this kind of thing sparks interest in a traditional skill and journalists make the effort … Continue reading

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Ross Poldark Scything

What is Ross Poldark doing with his scythe? Continue reading

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Stained glass scythe

Two lovely photos sent to me of the scythesman featuring in the stained glass window at Two Temple Place in London.

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International Peening Day 2015


People all over the world will be peening on April 5th; make sure you don’t miss it! Continue reading

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Spoon carving in Northumberland

Spoons!
Last weekend I was invited up to Northumberland to teach a group how to carve wooden spoons. We had a lot of fun. Continue reading

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