Before you begin peening, you need to mount your peening jig or anvil. There are many ways of doing this, from a purpose built peening bench to mounting the anvil / jig in large log. Here is how we make a simple peening bench (or peening pony) from offcuts of wood from other projects. A Simple Peening Bench Dimensions of timber I used are in … Continue reading Make a Simple Peening Bench from Offcuts of Timber
It’s International Peening Day on 2nd April, the perfect time to get your blade ready for the busiest months of the scything year. If you want some help to start peening or to improve your skills come along to our Peening Workshop on 2nd April. We like to keep numbers small on this course so participants get as much one to one help as … Continue reading Sharpening up for the Scything Season
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.
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 course dates – see here for details, more dates to follow soon. Of course before we get to the New Year there is Christmas to … Continue reading Learn to Scythe in 2017
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 still have places on the Peening and Sharpening Workshop on Sunday 18th September. This is a great opportunity to get to grips with the art … Continue reading Extra Introductory Scythe Course Added
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 are featuring an article by us on peening in their latest issue. We want to encourage more people to experience the benefits that peening can … Continue reading Peening to Keep Mowing
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 way through an impressive pile of blades, preparing them both for the festival and for our first scythe course of the year on 28th May. … Continue reading Peening for the Spring Festival