Time: May 13, 2012 at 4pm to May 14, 2012 at 8am
Location: Inspiration Farm
Street: 619 E. Laurel Rd
Website or Map: http://www.inspirationfarm.co…
Phone: (360) 733-3541
Event Type: reskilling, post, fossil, fueled, life, dancing, scythes
Organized By: Angela MacLeod and Brian Kerkvliet
Latest Activity: May 9, 2012
We are very excited to be hosting a special guest and Scythe expert Alexander Vido, at Inspiration Farm. Learn the sharper points of this elegant tool.
For beginners and experienced scythers.
(Exact time is subject to slight adjustment) CHANGE: Sunday from 4PM to 6PM and Monday 8 AM to Noon.
Cost: CHANGE: Total price increased to $65 to include the Sunday session. (Limited to 8 )
To register call: Angela MacLeod at (360)733-3541
For questions call: Brian Kerkvliet at (360)398-8227
Scythes are thought to be old school, but sharper and lighter blades, and an ergonomic set up for your body makes them one of the most efficient and elegant tools out there. Learn what makes a good scythe, how to properly maintain and use it. Mow your lawn or field, trim around trees or fence line with ease. Or if you already use a scythe, bring it and get expert coaching to increase your skills at sharpening or to refine your scything technique. Hope you can join us!
The Workshop will be geared towards what the participants are interested in learning about scythes, as well as experienced scythers. Some of the topics which may be covered include:
- Selecting the right blade and a snath for the job
- How to make the best use of what you’ve got
- Setting up a scythe and a snath
- Peening with a jig and basic freehand peening with hammer and anvil
- Sharpening and honing
- Mowing techniques
- How to avoid damaging the blade
- How to repair blade 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 you for best result. Old scythes with dull rusty blades and ceased adjusting parts will be hard to fully address in the short time available.
Alexander Vido is a master craftsman, as is readily apparent from viewing his working portfolio of custom stairway installations at the website. As such he chooses to limit registration to 8 participants at each location so that he can spend time coaching and perfecting the skills we will learn with each participant individually.
To purchase a scythe, please contact Alexander www.scytheworks.ca or call (250) 598-0588
Alexander is an active member of the International Scythe Network, promoting the use of scythes. He is the co-creator of the video ”Rise of the Scythe”
(from his website http://www.scytheworks.com ), and he is a member of Transition Victoria.