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.
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Photos and video from a Sunday afternoon peening. Continue reading
Come hammering on steel and learn to peen your scythe with confidence for the sharpest cut yet! Continue reading
People all over the world will be peening on April 5th; make sure you don’t miss it! Continue reading
I’ve just taught the second of two Learn to Peen workshops for the Yorkshire Dales National Park. I’ve been teaching people how to mow with scythes in the park for a couple of years so it was thought that some specific peening courses would be useful to give some of those people confidence in peening which they could then pass on and spread through the networks we’re hoping to build here in the NW. Continue reading
<img class="alignright" src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7266/7670707366_e589e367dc_m.jpg" alt="scythe peening workshop" / Well, Peening Day is done for another year; I hope you got your blades nicely cleaned and sharpened ready for the mowing season. If you're struggling, try asking yourself these questions Continue reading
International Peening Day this year falls on 6 April, the day to clean off and sharpen your scythe ready for the season. Continue reading
This weekend’s Learn to Scythe course was organised by the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust as part of their ongoing hay meadow project. Based at Keasden Head farm with terrific views of the Yorkshire Three Peaks 10 students took part over … Continue reading
Edward, who owns Sprint Mill where I run my scythe courses in Cumbria, is addicted to his 40cm Schroeckenfux scythe blade which he uses for trimming and tidying around the vegetable beds. It gets a lot of use and not … Continue reading