Is it worth learning to peen? Yes! Getting to grips with the art of peening is a transformative moment for many mowers. Good mowing technique will only get you so far. The key to easy, relaxed and efficient mowing is a really sharp blade. There are two aspects to maintaining a sharp edge: Good technique with a whet stone when honing in the field Use … Continue reading Peening – what is it and why bother?
We have added more scythe course dates for the coming season, see below for details. There are courses for the beginner and the more experienced mowers. The first courses of the season are very popular, so book early! See below for details. If you will be traveling from further afield, you can find a list of local accommodation to suit all budgets here Right: Mowing … Continue reading Scything and Peening Workshops 2019 – more dates added
Introductory Scythe Course The first Introductory Scythe Course of the year, Saturday 26th May 2018, is available to book now. Peening Workshop The first Peening and Sharpening workshop will be on Sunday 8th April. This is a great opportunity to get your blade ready at the start of the main mowing season. Blade Repair and Peen If you have worked your blade(s) hard over the … Continue reading Learn to Scythe and Learn to Peen in 2018
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, sharpen the edge. We have a Peening and Sharpening Workshop on Sunday 3rd April if you need a bit of help and support to get … Continue reading Spring Peen your Scythe Blade!
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 a Peening Workshop on Sunday 3rd April, Saturday 9th July and Sunday 18th September. The course costs £40. For more information on all courses, see this page [wp_eStore_fancy1 id=37][wp_eStore_fancy1 … Continue reading More Peening and Scythe Course dates added
As the year turns we are starting to plan the year ahead. The first two course dates are in the diary – a Peening Workshop on Sunday 3rd April and an Introductory Scythe Course on Saturday 28th May. More dates to follow soon! For more information on either course, see this page [wp_eStore_fancy1 id=37][wp_eStore_fancy1 id=36]
Sunday 6th April is International Peening Day. For our part, we are holding a Peening and Sharpening Workshop at the Dyfed Permaculture Farm Trust. Perhaps your blade is not cutting as well as it used to or it has picked up a few nicks and dents? Or maybe you want to move on from the peening jig and have a go at freehand peening? This … Continue reading Peening Workshop on International Peening Day