BodgerJohn is one of over 950 members of the Association of Pole-lathe Turners and Greenwood Workers in the UK and overseas who continue to keep historic greenwood craftworking alive; by practicing and demonstrating pole-lathe turning and other rustic skills, running workshops, and introducing others to the pleasure and satisfaction to be derived from working with greenwood. BodgerJohn may be seen demonstrating pole-lathe turning and running workshops at a number of festivals, gatherings and craft fairs throughout the year. Like most greenwood workers, he is always happy to share his knowledge and experience with anyone interested; and if they want to ‘have a go’, then so much the better. For anyone interested in learning to turn wood on a pole-lathe and is local to Poole, in the area on holiday, or just fancies a short break from the rat-race, training can be provided at Redbridge Farm on a one-to-one basis or as part of a small group. If you already have some experience in pole-lathe turning and would like to do some more, but do not have your own equipment, you are welcome to come along and use the greenwood working facilities at Redbridge Farm (subject to notice and availability). The following workshops are held at Redbridge Farm by arrangement: Introduction to pole-lathe turning – 1/2 day. Introduction to pole-lathe turning – 1 day. Pole-lathe turning (Improvers) – additional days. Build your own shaving horse – 2 days. Building your own pole-lathe – According to needs. Please visit website ( http://bodgerjohn.com ) for more details.
Pole-lathe turning and allied greenwood crafts. Design, development and manufacture of equipment and tools. Renovations, restorations and replications of wood/metal items.
Open to the Public?
Provides Course / Training
Available for Craft Fairs
Available - please ask about pricing
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