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 scything around the UK.

New hay rake tine cutter

I’ve been making wooden hay rakes for several years now. To make the rake teeth, called ‘tines’, a cleft ash billet is knocked through a sharpened steel tube called a tine cutter. As the wood is split from a larger … Continue reading

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Spill plane


A novel and unusual little plane. Continue reading

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Scything a wildflower meadow for beekeeping


Scything a riot of colours in wildflower meadow especially for bees. Continue reading

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Scythes in Manchester stained glass


Do you see what I see? Continue reading

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Beamish Show of Agriculture 2017


Some scenes from the Show of Agriculture at Beamish Museum. Continue reading

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Scything wildflower meadow verge


One of my favourite images from a brilliant day mowing in Yorkshire. Continue reading

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Learn to scythe at Perth, Scotland


Photos from this weekend’s Learn to Scythe courses in Scotland. Continue reading

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Learning to scythe a wildflower meadow in Manchester


What am I doing in Manchester on matchday with a car full of scythes? Continue reading

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Scything tough weeds on slopes

Some old-school time lapse photography of mowing rougher vegetation. Continue reading

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Scythes are Just the Job


More scything in North Yorkshire. Continue reading

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