Category Archives: Peening and Sharpening

Dealing with damage to the blade edge 2

Quite a while back I posted about some damage sustained by a Styria 65cm blade here and here. I wrote the following a couple of weeks later when Phil peened and repaired it. It has sat unpublished ever since, waiting for photos to be added. I have finally done this, so here is the end of the story! ……………………………………………………………………………… Towards the end of last week, … Continue reading Dealing with damage to the blade edge 2 »

Peening Away

This evening the garden has been ringing to the familiar sound of the peening anvil and hammer. Phil has been preparing his 85cm Profisense blade ahead of the coming haying season, and more imminently, the West Country Scythe Festival at which he will be teaching, taking part in the Scythe Association of Britain and Ireland (SABI) AGM and joining in the fun on the day … Continue reading Peening Away »

Peening – Anvil or Peening Jig?

We held our first Introductory Scythe Course of the season on Saturday. With such good grass growth this spring, the course was full with a waiting list as well! Here is a nice summery of the day by one of the course participants, Bill Smith of “Growing Ruabon”. Course participants mowing on Introductory Scythe Course 24th May After lunch, Phil turned to the subject of … Continue reading Peening – Anvil or Peening Jig? »

Dealing with damage to the blade edge

Below is a picture of an area of damage to a Styria blade that I mentioned in the last post. Damage to blade edge caused by a piece of concrete As the blade was freshly [popup url=https://scythecymru.co.uk/scythes-for-sale/peening/ height=”800″ width=”800″]peened[/popup] Phil decided not to take the blade straight back to the peening anvil for repair. Instead, he roughly filed out the area of damage with a … Continue reading Dealing with damage to the blade edge »

“Get Ready to Mow” Peening Workshop 2014

Yesterday was International Peening Day. For our part, we held a Peening and Sharpening Workshop. The rain came in steady waves all day, so I was very glad that the day was mainly spent in the comfort of the Red Barn, where Phil described and demonstrated the process of [popup url=https://scythecymru.co.uk/scythes-for-sale/peening/ height=”800″ width=”800″]peening[/popup] in detail. Peening with a Jig Participants had plenty of time to … Continue reading “Get Ready to Mow” Peening Workshop 2014 »

Peening and Sharpening Workshop

Tink, tink, tink…… Five people joined us today for our Peening and Sharpening Workshop. In the morning, Phil went through the principles of jig and free hand peening, and everyone had a go at both. Old blades were available for practice and confidence building. When using the jig, people enjoyed the opportunity to deliberately make “mistakes” on the practice blades, and see what happens when … Continue reading Peening and Sharpening Workshop »

Get Ready to Mow! Peening Workshop and Social Peening Event

With the lengthening days our thoughts are turning towards the main mowing season, and making sure our scythes are ready to mow. If your scythe has been gathering dust (or worse rust….) all winter we have just the workshop to get you set up for the year ahead. On 7th April we are holding a Peening Workshop followed by a Social Peening event. The morning … Continue reading Get Ready to Mow!
Peening Workshop and Social Peening Event
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