One-day scything course 2021
Saturday 5 June

 

Structure of the day :

  • Meet at Catalo at 9h30 for a welcome coffee and general introduction.

  • Morning is spent setting up your scythe for your personal height and arm length - Learning the basics of honing using a sharpening stone - Scythe safety - The first strokes and some practice runs before lunch at 13h.

  • An hour for a simple scyther's lunch.

  • The afternoon introduces the basics of peening, using the peening jig and a demonstration of freehand peening using the peening anvil, followed by an explanation of blade repair and practice in the field until 16h30.

  • We finish with questions and answers over tea and the chance to order scything equipment.

Cost : 75€ for the day, lunch & equipment provided. Teaching and lunch will be 'socially distanced' according to the current health situation.

COVID : Should national or international regulations mean you are unable to travel or participate in the couse, we offer a full refund of any deposits or money paid before you arrive.

Dates for 2021: 5 June

All day courses are held on a Saturday. Contact us for availability.

​Accommodation: if you wish, you can combine a day course with one or more nights in our Studio Room (see Rooms)