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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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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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How not to use a scythe

Posted by on Mar 14, 2014 in Guidance, News

This post referenced a video posted by a guy promoting permaculture and the use of the scythe. Having contacted the author of the video and having outlined the issues, he agreed that it left a bit to be...

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Peening and work-hardening

Posted by on Feb 13, 2014 in Guidance, News

A customer wondered recently whether they might be being a bit hard on the edge of the blade when peening, since it seemed to be developing some small cracks as a result. My response was that it’s a...

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