I have been using this venerable old hand tool to do most of what I use to do with a weed eater lately. The scythe gets the job done faster, does not cover me in pieces of plant material, does not get jammed with weeds every 10 seconds, saves fuel and gives me some exercise besides.
I want to make some snaths, the long wooden handle that the scythe blade attaches to. I have cut and dried a selection of small trees with decent shapes. Now I need to "whitttle" the lengths of wood into more appropriate sizes and shapes. I am trying to decide what tools might work best. I do not have a draw knife or a concave spoke shave and I am thinking about buying one or both. I was hoping to get some advise here about features and brands to look for. The idea of "whittling' away on wood to make handles for tools gets me excited for some reason. Customizing my own grips sounds like lots of fun.
Here is a link that shows nice snaths made from hard wood:
Thanks all you old schoolers,