The scything handbook : learn how to cut grass, mow meadows, & harvest grain with a scythe / Ian Miller.

"The Scything Handbook brings centuries-old Austrian scything techniques into the 21st century. This elegant and effective tool can mow lawns, harvest small crops and cut back wildflower meadows without disrupting wildlife. Detailed illustrations cover scythe assembly, perfecting the stroke, honing,...

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Main Author: Miller, Ian, 1976- (Author)
Language:English
Published: Gabriola Island, BC, Canada : New Society Publishers, [2016]
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Physical Description:152 pages : illustrations, pôrtrait, charts ; 23 cm
Issued also in electronic format.
Format: Book

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505 0 |a How scything will change your life -- The scythe and how to use it -- Getting the best from your body -- Getting the best from your scythe -- Blade care : honing to perfection -- Blade care : the peening process -- The forging of a scythe blade -- Making hay and using drying racks -- Growing and harvesting small grains. 
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