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
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?
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://www.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
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://www.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
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
We have just finalised our scythe course dates for 2013. We will be running several Introductory courses, a Peening and Sharpening workshop and a Mowing Workshop for the more experienced mower. See our courses page for more information.
We are just finalising our course dates for 2012. As well as courses for beginners and a Peening and Sharpening workshop, we will be holding a Scythe Workshop, aimed at those of you who already have scythes but would like help to get your scythe working better for you. Look out for details on our course listings page!