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The AMBERLEY BODGER.

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

Qualified Adult Education Tutor (qualified at Northbrook College, Worthing)

 Green woodworking Courses (Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre)

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

 

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  The Amberley based
'Greenwood Worker Group'

     

 

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

The original project to pole lathe turning and the bodgers hovel at Amberley museum. tuition in polelathe work. see the sawdog and beetle build the Village in 2009

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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

 

Come down to Amberley and visit the 'Greenwood Village' 

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

(contact in advance to ensure one of us is in)

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

Polelathe, shave horse work, gate hurdle making, rake making, bow and arrow 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 (if needed) and tea always available!! - To apply Contact Museum Volunteer coordinator

 

Member of the

Association of Polelathe Turners

- APT -

 

Member of the

 HCA (Heritage craft Association)

Robin Wood

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Colin is the Amberley Bodger

 

 

Greenwood Worker Group

(West Sussex)

- GWW -

Est. 2005

by Colin

But he has been on site since 2001

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  GOOGLE 'The Amberley Bodger'

You will find 'You Tube' items, also on Amazon (Kindle) a booklet produced by the Bodger.

In it he has a bit about himself plus some history on the Bodgers in High Wickham.

Also a pictorial tutorial on the use of polelathe and tools, with a plan for making your own polelathe

 

 

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

GWW members are also available to demonstrate at local craft shows.

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