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.
1st June or 22nd July at Slaidburn, Lancashire £80
2nd June or 10th August at Sedbergh, Cumbria £80
Peening Workshop 12th 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: carving
Sometimes, the wood really works with you. This sycamore was certainly on my side. Continue reading
A new set of six wooden eating spoons, all the same but different. Continue reading
A day carving and folding wood to make fan birds. Continue reading
Last year saw the epic first ever Spoon Olympics. Words cannot capture the magnificent displays of athletic prowess and spoon heroism that were witnessed on the field of glory, so instead here’s a slideshow of the highlights. white text Oh, … Continue reading
This weekend I’ll be at Spoonfest 2014 so here’s some of the work which was on display last year, hope to see you there. Robert Nicholson; Fritiof Runhall; Nigel Leach Simon Hill; Alastair Dargue Jarrod Stone-Dahl; Steve Tomlin; Sean … Continue reading
Spoon carving places a lot of stress on your hands. Below are some of the exercises that I use on a regular basis to stretch and strengthen my hands and avoid injury, they’re great for whatever craft you do, not … Continue reading
Way back in August last year the sleepy town of Edale was once more host to 150 spoon carving folk from around the world. A new addition was the Spoon Carving Chair which was occupied by various makers and gave … Continue reading
I don’t really do Christmas and on December 25th I shall hopefully be up on a Lakeland fell enjoying the glorious emptiness of the place but for my mum it’s an important celebration so, as much as our views may … Continue reading
I’ve been working on this for a few weeks now so I’m really pleased to be able to tell you my 2014 course dates. I’ve been discussing the scythe dates in particular to ensure that we make best use of … Continue reading
I spent this weekend teaching a spoon carving workshop for London Green Woodworkers based in Abney Park, Stoke Newington. Abney is a beautiful old cemetery full of headstones and monuments which has reverted to woodland over the years and is … Continue reading