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Bodgers Ball 2015

Postby Darrell » Fri Feb 27, 2015 5:07 pm

Hi all,

Can someone please confirm the location and date for the 2015 Bodgers Ball?
The main web site page still just lists the 2014 AGM, no detail for this year's event.

Those of us who are trying to make plans to travel halfway round the world to attend need a bit of advance notice for logistics.

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Re: Bodgers Ball 2015

Postby gavin » Fri Feb 27, 2015 8:12 pm

Try membership@bodgers.org.uk - that is David Reeves.
I do appreciate that you'll come across the Atlantic for this, and you do need to get logistics organised. Orlando Hughes the Bodgers Gazette Editor indicated he'd be putting out a Gazette sometime ago, but I have yet to see it...
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Re: Bodgers Ball 2015

Postby AlanE » Thu Mar 05, 2015 6:56 pm

hi Darrell
The 2015 Bodgers Ball is going to be at Walesby Forest ,Brake Road ,Walesby, near Newark ,Nottinghamshire, NG22 9NG .
It will run from Friday 8 may till Sunday 10th, it may possible to stop over till the Monday if you volunteer to help the organisers decamp.
contact for the organisers is Andy (Andrew.alder@outlook.com)
The Bodgers Ball is a members and guests event - so you will need to become a member or find some one who is, to attend .tickets will become available on the website in early April , just prior to the event.
If you are a member there are a series of craft competition classes that you can enter
Hope to see you all there

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Re: Bodgers Ball 2015

Postby Darrell » Fri Mar 06, 2015 1:01 am

Thanks Alan,

Time to start working out the logistics then.
And no worries about membership, I've been in the APT since 2006.

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Re: Bodgers Ball 2015

Postby Simon Hartley » Mon Mar 09, 2015 12:40 am

Re the BB competitions, I note that the theme involves the use of reclaimed wood. How does this square with Rule 2.05, which requires that green wood be used?
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Re: Bodgers Ball 2015

Postby AlanE » Mon Mar 09, 2015 11:31 pm

hi simon
the theme item should include some reclaimed / recycled material eg metal ,glass, plastics and other materials are acceptable . the majority of the item should be made of wood that complies with rule 2.05 rule and any of the other competition rules . if you have any quries you can contact me.

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Re: Bodgers Ball 2015

Postby TonyH » Tue Mar 10, 2015 10:16 pm

I'm going to have to ask for some clarification of 2.05 too. It says:

Any type of wood is acceptable, but it must be 'green' unseasoned wood at the commencement of the project.

Is it acceptable for the first stage of the project to be to set it aside to season for a year or two ? I ask not just to be pedantic, but with particular interest in the tools category; for any sort of precise tool green wood is not where I would chose to start. Which I suppose brings me to the other question - does 2.05 apply to the tool category ? Some of the entries in the past have had no wooden component at all. And is it intended to be for tools made from wood, tools for working wood, or either ?
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Re: Bodgers Ball 2015

Postby AlanE » Thu Mar 12, 2015 10:28 pm

clarification of 2.05 - for TonyH
Any type of wood is acceptable, but it must be 'green' unseasoned wood at the commencement of the project
the aims of this rule is for members to use at the beginning of their projects', green wood.
Obviously in curtain stages the wood needs to be seasoned . the use of fully seasoned wood should only be used if essential .
If the wood has been identified for a project and needs to be set aside for a year , it would properly be acceptable, but it would be wise to contact myself or David Reeve to discuses details.( see the Bodgers gazette.)

tony also asked
Some of the entries in the past have had no wooden component at all. And is it intended to be for tools made from wood, tools for working wood, or either ?

See tool description in the Bodgers Gazette
The inclusion of the tool category was a response to members ,who had started making their own tools and found that they did not fit any of the other categories'. Many of the tools were made to do woodworking e.g. bowl gouges. But to encourage others to make tools, this category has till now, been kept varied in the types of tools acceptable .So any wooden and forged tool ,with or without a wooden component is acceptable.

In future this definition may be changed ,it is always open to discussion and review.
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Re: Bodgers Ball 2015

Postby voodooalpaca » Tue Mar 24, 2015 2:08 pm

Ticketing is now live on http://www.bodgers.org.uk
See you there!
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logistical help for BB

Postby Darrell » Mon Apr 13, 2015 2:24 am

Bodgers,

My wife and I are going to be at the Bodgers Ball.
We are in need of some logistical assistance, looking for someone who can loan us a tent at the Bodgers Ball.
We're traveling 5500 km to get there, and this is part of a larger holiday excursion, so we can't haul a tent around with us.

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Re: Bodgers Ball 2015

Postby Paul Thornton 2sheds » Tue Apr 14, 2015 6:53 pm

Just as I thought I had something I could enter in the 'themed item category' I learn of rule 2.05!
My item was made entirely of 'wet wood' but not green as in fresh cut, it is entirely reclaimed wood not a reclaimed component part of a bigger item, greenwood working techniques were used and the project uses the properties of wood only possible when the wood has adequate moisture content.

Advice would be appreciated but I am figuring that it will not qualify due to rule 2.05?
I can see this causing some headaches and arguments at the registration desk!

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Re: Bodgers Ball 2015

Postby AlanE » Sun Apr 19, 2015 5:05 pm

David reeve and myself have had a quick discussion on the topic of reclaimed wood in the themed class , If the wood item for that class is reclaimed we will set aside rule 2.05 ,but only for the themed item this year.
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Re: Bodgers Ball 2015

Postby Wiffa1 » Wed Apr 29, 2015 8:37 pm

Tickets are selling well for the event which is happening frm the 8th to the 10th May in Walesby Nottingham. We have planned lots of activities for you to enjoy and some really good entertainment is planned throughout the weekend. I have looked at the long range forecast and it is looking non too bad either so get that ticket booked you will get a very warm welcome from us all on the local organising committee
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Re: Bodgers Ball 2015

Postby ijdickinson » Wed Apr 29, 2015 11:31 pm

Looking forwards to attending my first Ball this year (even though I've been a member for 3 years or so!). A question though: I bought my ticket a few weeks ago, but other than a confirmation email from PayPal I've not heard anything. Do I just show up on the day with a printout of the PayPal receipt, or should I have had some [electronic] paperwork come through?

Thanks,
Ian

PS Any tips for first-time Ball attendees?
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Re: Bodgers Ball 2015

Postby AlanE » Thu Apr 30, 2015 6:01 pm

attendance to Bodger Ball
Hi If you have received confirmation of ticket purchase you should in the next few days ,receive joining instructions .
You will be checked in as you enter the bodgers ball site and directed to where you can camp or set up.
You will be given a name badge ,site information ,voting slips for the completions etc..

For a Bodgers ball virgin you will need plenty of memory for you camera .lots to see and do
you will find every one there will be very welcoming and willing to show you how to do things, plenty of opportunity to have a go. And
there are specialist workshops going on / lots of people to talk to at night /entertainment and great choice of beers .
this is a great weekend to have great ideas for your next Ball (when you have been to one ball you will be look forward to you next ball)

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