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The purpose of this, the official Association of Polelathe Turners & Greenwood Workers web site, is to promote green woodworking and all its associated crafts so that once again the woodlands of the world are nurtured and valued as a source of employment and enjoyment.
If you would like to be involved in the running of the APT&GW, even in a small way please read the Chairman's call for volunteeers.
We are pleased to announce that you can now use Paypal to subscribe to APT & GW membership. You can also use one of the other methods listed. Subscribers to the APT & GW receive a quarterly magazine called the Bodger's Gazette. See Gazette pages
Local groups meet informally and can regularly be found in several places. Some have their own news pages on this site. If you are looking for bodgers local to you try posting a request on the Ask and Answer bulletin board. Or take a look at the list of local Local Groups
The Ask and Answer bulletin board is a goldmine of information about greenwood working with experts from around the world contributing excellent answers to questions posed and loads more besides.
For just £20.00 a year you get;
- A quarterly Gazette with news views and articles on all aspects of Green Woodworking. 2008 saw the introduction of colour photographs to the gazette
- The chance to attend and participate in the Annual General Meeting (AGM) which is normally held the second weekend in May after the first bank holiday
- Vote on how the organisation progresses and elect, or even stand for the committee!
- Attend the Bodger's Ball at the same weekend
- Win prizes for your creations
- Meet hundreds of other Bodgers and Green Woodworkers
- Learn new skills in masterclasses and enjoy excellent food at the party
Good news our new chairman, and local group co-ordinator has started a blog.
Take a look - Warwicker's wanderings
Did you know that this website has a Q&A Forum?
Links to some video and pictures
Edd Terran's company www.shs-filmstudios.co.uk has secured the services of Dick Strawbridge of 'Its Not Easy Being Green and Scrapheap Challenge' to act as anchorman on some 30 minute films aimed at making the wider community aware of the joy of re-discovering creative skills used in traditional crafts. The stars? Our very own Eric Rogers, Sue Holden and Will Wall doing what they do best. Eric has written an article for the Gazette and the first DVD available from Amazon for £11.48 including VAT. Free postage in the UK