Scythes, Matter

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  1. Joe Riley

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    Parts of a scythe:
    1-Toe
    2-Chine
    3-Beard
    4-Heel
    5-Tang
    6-Ring
    7-Snath or snaith
    8-Grips
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    The video showed using a cradle scythe, which I understand is a real art. I struggled enough with a simple tool, but I am told that scythes are quite easy to use if you get someone to show you how. It is apparently a rhythm that one can do for long periods.
     
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    Eagle eye. This was the caption of that picture. I didn't include it because it sounded like a guess.

    American Farmers Cutting Grain With Scythes. Photographed ca 1920. Possibly A Staged Reenactment Of Harvesting Methods Of The Early 19th Century

    Maybe that's the reason why they said that. :cool:
     
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    North Wayne Tool Co.
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    Homer. Making hay. 1872.
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    Dancing with scythes. :rolleyes:

     
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    Swiss Army Scythe:eek:
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    Love the title of this thread - admire those that used the scythe, I would lose me legs for sure :eek:
     
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    The Mowers - painting by George Clausen (1852 - 1944)

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    I have these two pictures(4x6) sitting on my desk. Mary and I like to think of them as ourselves, when we moved to a little farmhouse forty years ago, in a rural setting. Coming from the city was a big change, and mowing the acre and a half was a challenge and a half.:);) The painter is Henry Bacon.
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