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Polelathe, Traditional crafts, Greenwood craft ,at Amberley Museum, Arundel, West Sussex

The AMBERLEY BODGER

Member:--- HCA (Heritage craft Association)

Member:- APT (Association of Polelathe Turners & Green wood workers)

 

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A good place to start your journey thru' this site. Shows what we have done to improve the exhibit at the museum Some pictures of the GWW in its old location and archive material Photos of previous days and shows attended from 2005 onwards, plus greenwood village Training videos and you tube links. DVD available on request 1.50  inc P&P Some interesting links. More links would be nice

Dates available on request throughout the year on use of the polelathe and associated tools

 

Polelathe tuition all year round Pole lathe tuition, shavehorse work for the polelathe, cleaving wood with a froe, all green wood craft work. Show demonstration work of the polelathe  date/time by prior arrangement

 6hr foundation course or 4hr taster course

 

           The Amberley based      

'Greenwood Worker Group'

Entry point for the Greenwood Village next to the woodyard on 'wood lane'

~ more photos from Greenwood Village click Images on navigation bar  ~

History of the polelathe, chair making, wood cleaving, use of shave horse, rake making, hurdle making, gypsy flowers, decorative and useful craft items from green wood. All wood sourced locally, mainly from the National Trust.

Green Wood Village at Amberley Heritage Museum in West Sussex. Home of the green wood working group. Craft courses all year round. woodland shows etc

BELOW:- The old bodgers shelter on the nature trail at Amberley (photo circa 2009)

     High Wickham style bodgers hovel at Amberley museum. polelathe turning, greenwood craft, tuition in pole lathe wood turning shavehorse work. Hovel covered in birch, with hazel frame on ash supports    

 

Come down to Amberley and visit the 'Greenwood Village' 

Colin Wells or one of the GWW group will be happy to show you around

(exhibit number '15' in the woodyard)

Crafts demonstrated in the main woodyard area below the on site railway include: 

Polelathe, shave horse work, gate hurdle making, rake making, tent peg making, spoon carving.

Demonstrators available at different times but the static exhibits can be seen close up on most public days.

-- We need more volunteers to talk to visitors about our exhibits, full training and advice available --

warm fire and tea always available!!

 

Member of the

Association of Polelathe Turners

- APT -

 

Member of the

 HCA (Heritage craft Association)

Robin Wood

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Colin Wells Traditional woodcraft. Pole lathe demonstration of green wood workng at amberley museum. Polelathe tuition and shavehorse work ie preparing billets for the pole lathe, make garden dibbers, spurtels, rolling pins, chair legs and spreaders. windsor chairs made at High Wickham by bodgers. Colin D Wells at the lathe

Colin is the Amberley Bodger

 

 

Greenwood Worker Group

(West Sussex)

- GWW -

Est. 2005

by Colin

 

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As well as offering tuition on the use of traditional craft methods

GWW members are also available to demonstrate at craft shows.

Would you like to have a pole lathe demonstrator or some other craft person at your show, rural event, fete etc. Then contact Colin who will be pleased to discuss how this can be done. A very small fee will be charged to cover appearance & travel expenses and we would like to sell our crafted items. Preference given to local events in a 30 mile radius of Amberley

All APT Sussex Group Members are fully covered by Third Party Liability Insurance.

Available weekends, weekdays over several days in succession.

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DATES THE MUSEUM IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC:- normally.....

....Wednesday to Sunday from early March till late October, for additional days and event list, see Museum website for more detail

 

Amberley Museum

EVENT NOTICE

Traditional Craft Event at Amberley Museum June 20th & 21st 2015

Email me for more information if you would like to take part as a demonstrator or if visiting only as a customer contact museum direct

 

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