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Using the jig to peen a scythe


Photos and video from a Sunday afternoon peening. Continue reading

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Peening workshop 2016


Come hammering on steel and learn to peen your scythe with confidence for the sharpest cut yet! 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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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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Learn to peen a scythe workshop

scythe peening workshopI’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

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How’s Your Peening?

<img class="alignright" src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7266/7670707366_e589e367dc_m.jpg&quot; 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

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Peening Day 2014

Peening Day 2013 International Peening Day this year falls on 6 April, the day to clean off and sharpen your scythe ready for the season. Continue reading

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Learn to Scythe in the Yorkshire Dales

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

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Peening a scythe with the jig

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

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1st International Peening Day

In years to come thousands will claim to have been there but in truth a select bunch of six scythe folk turned up to Sprint Mill in Cumbria for International Peening Day. Huge numbers was never my objective and our … Continue reading

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