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 the jig is used correctly and incorrectly.
After lunch we looked at blade repair, then everyone moved on to working on their own blades, mostly using free hand peening techniques and repairing damage as necessary. Phil was on hand with help and advice available as necessary.
After a day of learning and practice, I hope everyone will find ample reward in the improved performance of their scythes!