|Bort - 2016-01-20 |
Just imagine how sturdy her offspring will be.
|infinite zest - 2016-01-20 |
I read this description as meaning something else, again. That's twice this week!
|duck&cover - 2016-01-20 |
The sweetest reaper of them all.
|chumbucket - 2016-01-20 |
Farm Implement Fetish Week
this channel (of a Canadian scythe maker) has tons of her doing her thing
"The action is in the waist and hips, not in a powered drive from the arms. The waist swivels like a well-oiled ball-and-socket joint, with the arms and hands active just to maintain the proper angle of the blade and its alignment to the ground. Think of pivoting at the waist to say hello to a friend, not of making a chopping swing with a sling blade or machete."
Even scything tutorials sound vaguely erotic, who'da thunk it?
This is damn sexy, don't even pretend it ain't.
|That guy - 2016-01-20 |
needs 'obvious bonus feature' tag
I gave you these stars in advance because I trusted you.
Ok, Ok, yes, i would be the middle of a scythe girl/LBA Girl sammich
so how 'bout dat tag?
Ok Man, geeze quit hasslin me man
I bet her snath has a singular grip, alright.
|Old_Zircon - 2016-01-20 |
I've watched enough sword guy videos to know it would be tough to actually lose a toe to a scythe (at least a scythe you were holding, you might be able to lose one to someone else's scything incompetence I bet).
I seem to have acquired one of these things: it's got a much more fancy handle but the blade is rusted and needs some work. She makes it look so easy to use. It is not. I tried it and stuck with the weed whacker.
I always wondered why the grim reaper had a scythe when he can just touch you. Seems like carrying a big thing like that would slow you down.
It's symbolic, man.
I went and had a look at the thing: it's hanging from a rafter in the garage. The handle is grey from age and the ironwork needs some help and a good sharpen. It's frankly kind of intimidating. Serial killer written all over it. Death's weapon of choice.
"She makes it look so easy to use. It is not. I tried it and stuck with the weed whacker."
Part of the appeal to me is, this thing must strengthen the fuck out of your back and hips. I get the feeling the first time I used it, I could do about two arcs and then I'd have to lie down for a nap. But after a season of using that, I'd have a core that could almost literally deflect bullets.
I want there to be workout videos based on farm work, with people in their yoga pants wielding scary farm implements.
That's a good idea! This fall I went over to my parents' just to rake the lawn, because it's a really really hilly big lawn, and the leaf people were coming the next day. My parents are kind of getting up there, still in great condition, but I don't wanna think about that.. I got it done pretty quick, maybe 45 minutes because I had to run to work. My back's still sore thinking about it. If I ever live in a place with a lawn I'll have the most leafless house on the block!
|Binro the Heretic - 2016-01-20 |
Shave the planet.
I am seriously about to price scythes: I hate mowing my lawn, but if I have to do an unpleasant chore at least I can do it in style.
Ayup, mowing a lawn with a scythe is apparently a thing, there are videos and tips and so forth.
I've got one of them Fiskars push mowers that has no motor, and it's whisper quiet. It occurred to me long ago that, if I had a lawn service company, I'd probably get a couple such mowers and use them at nursing homes and the like (where the quiet would be appreciated).
A minute ago I had the additional thought that I could also send people out to the nursing homes with scythes. A couple seconds later, it occurred to me that no, maybe that's not a great plan.
|American Standard - 2016-01-20 |
pre-Modern era Death imagery just got a little easier to parse.
To us, the scything is a point of fascination. But any woman watching this video 100+ years ago would be completely ignoring the scythe and wishing they could have that skirt.
|Nominal - 2016-01-21 |
This needed to be submitted by Boner.
|Potter - 2016-01-21 |
Since a few of you seem interested, check with your local farm extension or regional organic organizations for workshops. I know there's some people who have been teaching hand scythe at the NY-NOFA winter conference for the past few years.
Last year I brought a sickle out camping and used it to clear some trails and gather a pile of hay for under my friend's tents. It was nice work, it makes a very distinct sound as it cuts that I quite liked. I really got to get my hands on one of the scythes and try it out (I didn't go to those workshops, had other stuff to attend)
I got involved in organic farm conferences as an urban gardener and got so much out of them I now run a gourmet mushroom operation. I have a feeling there are quite a few of you that would enjoy and benefit from them, even if it just for your back yard vegetables.
Plus they are full of people who do shit like this and so much more.
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