The workshop will cover:
- selecting the right blade and a snath for the job and learning to make the best use of what you've got
- setting up a scythe and a snath
- peening with a jig and an introduction to freehand peening with hammer and anvil
- mowing techniques
- how to avoid damaging the blade and how to repair chips and cracks
Bring a scythe if you own one to get pointers on how to adjust the snath and the blade, so it fits for best result. However, if you bring an old outfit with a rusty blade and ceased adjusting parts, we won't have time to deal with those.
Honor your tools and in return, they will serve you well.
For those who consider to purchase a scythe, please let me know in advance so I can get your mowing outfit ready prior to the workshop.
Mother Earth News Fair
Date: June 1-2, 2013
Place: Puyallup Fairgrounds, WA
I will be available to answer any scythe related questions.
For more details about the Mother Earth News Fair please visit their website
One day private lesson for one or two people, by arrangement.
If you're interested to host a Scythe Workshop in your area, please contact me.
June 2008 - Quadra Island, BC
August 2008 - Saanichton, BC
September 2008 - Saanichton, BC
May 2009 - Saanichton, BC
July 2009 - Salt Spring Island, BC
August 2009 - Bellingham, WA
August 2009 - Olympia, WA
May 2010 - Saanichton, BC
August 2010 - Saanichton, BC
May 2011 - Saanichton, BC
May 2011 - Lasqueti Island, BC
June 2011 - Comox, BC
May 2012 - Kingston, WA
May 2012 - Bellingham, WA
June 2012 - Sequim, WA
April 2013 - Saanichton, BC
May 2013 - Nordland, WA at CedarRootFolkSchool