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Greenwood Village 2014

The old Bodger himself at the lathe and ready to spring into action!! The much improved hovel/workshop decorated for Santa days 2014
Flightless Bodger birds, bit of fun!! Farm house style chairs, stools, pot holders etc. On sale



Mike & Colin demonstrating at Amberley -  circa 2005 - the early days  

Mike Gordon demonstrating on his pole lathe at Amberley  Museum. Mike is co-coordinator of the Sussex Local Group of the Association of Pole-lathe Turners

  Colin Wells in action at Amberley  Museum whilst hiding behind his hat!!

Colin is the co-ordinator for the Amberley  Museum Pole-lathe and Greenwood Workers Group. 

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Colin  giving a demonstration of polelathe turning for a corporate event

Circa 2006


Set up for action Turning a billet Shaving horse


Amberley Museum




Amberley Museum

Winter 2009/10





in previous years


Bignor Church 2009

Bignor Church show ground Colin at show
Fionn Fire demo
Fire trunk Inside Church
Bignor Fox Church display


Kew Gardens May 2008

Bluebells at Kew Polelathe turning set to music
Colin's bike ready for action!! Frank and John wait for a brew
John making another cuppa!


STEP BACK IN TIME   (Sedlescombe 2007)

The sunset on the Friday evening over the show ground

John & Mark discuss the set up Main demo area
Colins Hovel Kitchen and camping area





The Wild Flower & Weed show

Bignor Church Impressive display inside
Well decorated Colin demonstrating
The show among the grave stones The one man display 'hovel'



Main display area Mick setting up a billet

Mike in action



featured on (TV) Village Voices (2007)


Colin in trad dress (seen on Village Voices) Mike working away hard (seen on Village Voices)
Tandem work The complete set up ( very wet weekend)



Awnings on ready Kew transportation The complete set up
The late Barry carving Frank on his new Lathe Jim Steele (Windsor chair maker)
Helen & Geof with unique hand operated lathe Working from the 'manual!!!' Discussion at full tilt!!
That Beetle is an awful long way down What?  like this! What's the joke Mark?



Barry at  

  Shelleys wood gathering



Seddlescombe 2006


'Step Back in Time'


John at the lathe Mick admiring the 'Second place' ribbon
Colin making sawdust Mike busy
Mel happily at work Colin concentrating
Mike taking a break View from our 'Workshop'


Parham 2006 Garden Show

Mike & Barry Mike making a garden dibber


South of England show 2006

Display are at show 'Mick' on right of frame Geof and Helen on left of frame with treadle lathe
Full display area

Colin in action 'wares on display'

with Amberley 'flag on display behind Colin's lathe

Mick and Mark at work Geof at the 'Treadle' Lathe


Kew Gardens May 2006

Colin demonstrating Lathe & Shave horse set up
A more modern approach John & Mick
Mike with his Viking Lathe Putting it through its paces
An interested audience. A team leader from Kew staff Playing to the crowd

The flora on display at Kew



Bodgers AGM at Kinston Lacy Wimbourne 2006

Colin & Mike relax before the hard work commences

Mike with 'tent' neighbors Bob & Graham Lathes and shelters being set up
All ready Mike, Barry & Colin set the chippings flying
Mark from Weald & Downland Museum in background (left) Colin turning a billet
The main marquee Up to 30 lathes and not two alike !!




The Group Demonstrating at the Bentley Wildfowl and Motor Museum Wood Craft weekend 2005

The display area

Mick getting ready

Mick preparing a billet

John & Barry hard at work

Sorry no photos of Mike Gordon but he was.. there on the Friday

Barry & Colin keeping busy


The Group Demonstrating at the 'Step Back in Time' show Seddlescombe 2005

Set up and ready to go All we need is an audience Interest being shown
Shavings flying Mike G at work 1st Prize for Rural crafts section
Mick hard at work Colin at the pole lathe View from camp
The team collecting the cup for best demonstration in Rural Craft section Colin preparing then turning a billet



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The group won first prize in the Rural craft section

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Dave on the polelathe for the first time Making a Garden Dibber


A Sunny Santa day at Amberley Santa Day work shop Xmas 2005
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