Category Archives: Peening and Sharpening

Forging a Peening Anvil

If you are looking for a project to see you through the quieter scything season, how about forging your own peening anvil? Here is a well presented guide by Rowan Taylor.

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Learn to Scythe in 2017

As Autumn turns to Winter we are already thinking ahead to the Spring and the start of the main scything season. Our 2017 gardening diary recently arrived through the post and some of the blanks have already been filled with … Continue reading

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Extra Introductory Scythe Course Added

Due to demand, we have decided to offer one more chance to come and learn to mow with us this year. Our last Introductory Scythe Course for 2016 will be on Wednesday 14th September. See this page to book. We … Continue reading

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Peening to Keep Mowing

Whilst mowing this morning both Phil and I were sharpening more frequently than usual to keep our blades mowing well – time for a peen. Here is Phil working on my 75cm Profisense ready for tomorrow morning’s mowing. Permaculture Magazine … Continue reading

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Peening for the Spring Festival

It’s only 12 days until the Spring Festival (previously the Smallholder Show) run by the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society. We are exhibiting Austrian scythe at the show this year and preparations are in full swing. Phil has been peening his … Continue reading

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Spring Peen your Scythe Blade!

Spring is here. This is an ideal time to get your blade out and give it a thorough service ahead of the mowing season. Give it a good clean and get out your peening equipment, repair any dints and damage, … Continue reading

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More Peening and Scythe Course dates added

We have added some more course dates for 2016. There will be  Introductory Scythe Courses on Saturday 28th May, Tuesday 28th June, Wednesday 27th July, Saturday 6th August and Sunday 21st August. The course costs £60 or £50 concession. There will be … Continue reading

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