|Green Wood Worker|
|BASED AT AMBERLEY MUSEUM Nr ARUNDEL IN WEST SUSSEX.|
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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|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.
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)
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Colin is the Amberley Bodger
Greenwood Worker Group
- GWW -
But he has been on site since 2001
EMAIL ME -- click here - for more information.
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
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