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Scything: Preparing to Mow – Sharpening & Peening
May 20 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm$30
Instructor: Jeremy Biazzo, Wolftree Farm, skilled scythe maker and mower, and co-owner of Wolftree Farm
The scythe has been used as a human powered mowing technique for centuries. Austrian-style scythe blades are forged from a single piece of steel into a light and graceful tool. Get your scythe ready for the season at this upcoming workshop! Students will learn how to prepare their blades for peening, use a peening jig and sharpen with a whetstone. Scythe Fitting issues will also be addressed.
Date: Saturday, May 20th, 9:00AM – 12:00PM
Location: Groundswell’s Incubator Farm, Ithaca
Cost: $30 Workshop Fee
Tools required: scythe
Materials Fee: $65 for jig, whetstone, whetstone holder, earplugs [waived if you plan to bring your own materials]
Course instructor: Jeromy Biazzo,
Registration Deadline: May 8th
This course is limited to 20 participants.
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