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Posts by Marshall

Getting ready for Lost Trades

Posted by on Mar 1, 2015 in News

Got some blades checked and ready, about to pack up a box of stuff to send over ahead of us. Peter Vido once mentioned that the snath snavers aren’t really necessary on snaths – they weren’t...

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Steamin’ up

Posted by on Jan 20, 2015 in News

Time for a snath progress report. Having embarked on the process of making our own snaths, I heard of another local option at our scythe workshop late last year, so decided to run with that in parallel. And...

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They’re baaaaack…

Posted by on Jan 14, 2015 in News

Our new batch of whetstones is ready. Get yours here. For those who backordered (thank you!), they’ll be in the mail shortly. And the cup? I fell in love with it while browsing John’s shelves as...

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On scythes and sclerophylly

Posted by on Nov 24, 2014 in Guidance, News

In the beginning… Every time I take a long Falci grass blade out into the paddock, I expect to have to do a bit of fine tuning to hit the blade’s ‘sweet spot’ where it mows best. This...

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New Picard safety hammers

Posted by on Nov 19, 2014 in News

We’re always looking to improve on things, and while Picard don’t market this hammer as a scythe peening hammer, it caught our eye, and we think this might just become the new normal for scythe...

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First scythe workshop

Posted by on Nov 3, 2014 in News

We’ve been asked by the Huon Producers’ Network to run a workshop on using scythes. We’re not charging for our time on this one, and the Huon Producers’ Network haven’t added a...

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Ceramic whetstone feedback

Posted by on Oct 22, 2014 in News

Well, the early feedback on the ceramic whetstones has given me warm fuzzy feelings. Just as I was heading out the door today I had a call on my mobile. It was Jeff Keys. Jeff is a repeat customer and he’s...

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Ceramic whetstones are go!

Posted by on Oct 14, 2014 in News

The idea was born when I was reading a hefty document put together as a labour of love by a tool lover, who recorded his investigations into whetstone production and history, and his own investigations into...

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New stock and looking back

Posted by on Oct 11, 2014 in News

Our new stock has arrived, we’ve paid all the associated bills and done the sums, and the new blades are now listed on our catalogue (we’ll get better product shots up soon). We set out with the...

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New blades arrived!

Posted by on Sep 25, 2014 in News

Our shipment has finally arrived and I’ve just taken some quick pics to whet your appetite. We’re yet to sort out pricing since we haven’t seen the bill for all the customs clearance etc...

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Peening video

Posted by on Aug 20, 2014 in Guidance

Last year I bashed up my 90cm Falci blade while lawn mowing. I figured it would be a good opportunity to make a video on repairing a blade. Since it was the first real ‘guidance’ video we’d...

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Left Handers Day

Posted by on Aug 13, 2014 in News

No, seriously, it really is left handers day: So, I thought I’d lift the lid a little on our latest blade order that’s now on the water, sloshing its way our way right now....

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Artisan whetstones

Posted by on Apr 20, 2014 in Guidance, News

I’ve been playing around with different stones since making my first whetstone. This typically means kicking stones around in the paddock, and taking a shard off them to see how they work for...

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Intelligent gardening

Posted by on Apr 19, 2014 in News

One punter who approached us at the TreadLightly Harvest Festival was Gordon Strutt. I learnt that Gordon runs a soil testing and amendment service, following the principles espoused by Steve Solomon in his...

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Tasmanian whetstone!

Posted by on Mar 30, 2014 in Guidance, News

Stoked, stoked, stoked… I am so thrilled… A few weeks ago I started asking some questions on the scythe forums about whetstones – shapes, suitable materials and so forth. Steve Leppold dug...

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Far-flung scythes

Posted by on Mar 23, 2014 in News

Looking through our customer list tonight, it struck me that we passed a milestone late last year, unnoticed. We’ve sent gear to every Australian State and Territory! Thanks to everyone who’s...

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