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

Author: Ian Miller
Publisher: Gabriola Island, BC, Canada : New Society Publishers, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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, peening, uses and aftercare. Scything produces beautiful lawns, luscious mulch and a blissful workout for the modern  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
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Additional Physical Format: Miller, Ian, 1976-, author.
Scything handbook.:
Gabriola, BC : New Society Publishers, 2016.
(CaOONL)2016905361X
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Miller
ISBN: 9780865718326 0865718326
OCLC Number: 944463903
Description: 152 pages : illustrations, pôrtrait, charts ; 23 cm.
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: Ian Miller.

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