Monday, August 11, 2014

Scythe blade repair

Alexander Vido sent these photos of his repairs to a blade that someone had damaged.

Ouch, a major tear. It was fixed by first cutting the metal with aviation snips, removing a tapered strip from both sides of the tear. Then a file was used to even up the line of the edge, followed by a carborundum stone to smooth and re-bevel the edge.

 The result: a scythe blade that can be sharpened and put back to work.
After repairs. Click on photo for enlarged view.

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