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Scythe Workshop

  • Arbutus Folk School 610 4th Ave E Olympia, WA, 98501 United States (map)

Instructor: Alexander Vido
Date(s) Time(s): Saturday May 16th 3pm-6pm (lecture at Arbutus)
Sunday May 17th 8am-1pm  (field work, location TBD)
Cost: $125
Registration closes:  May. 9th
Number of Students:  min. 7 – max. 10
Skill level: none


Materials provided by student: Scythe outfit and accessories if you have one. Alexander will have a variety of scythe outfits for students who don’t have their own.  If someone wants to order a scythe from Alexander or have their own scythe fitted, please do so before or after the class so it doesn’t take up class time. It is generally recommended to try scythes before buying.

Class Description:   When done properly, scythes can work as efficiently as a weed wacker, are much quieter, require no ongoing fuel costs, are non-polluting and allow more control. Scythes are an ancient, finely tuned technology that perform better than modern technologies for many common applications. Day 1 of this workshop will be a lecture covering basic scything information including learning about a variety of blades and snathes, sharpening techniques, mowing techniques and choosing the right scythe for your application.  Day 2 will be hands-on in the field, practicing mowing as well as maintain the blade by preening.

Notes: All classes take place at the Arbutus Folk School 610 4th Ave. E., Olympia, WA 98501. Classes will be canceled if minimum number of students are not registered. Registering early helps us prepare and offer the highest quality experience for everyone and there is no risk: Full refunds are provided if classes are canceled.   The Arbutus Folk School proudly admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin.

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Later Event: May 17
Scythe Workshop