Association of Pole-lathe Turners & Green Woodworkers

Promoting 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.

Bowl turning

Bodgers Ball 2022 - The Shepherds Ball  


Thanks to everyone that worked so hard to make our first post - COVID Ball such a success - even the weather cooperated. Pictures from the Ball will be posted here over the next few days - in the meantime, start getting ready for BB2023!



The Bodgers Ball 2022 Facebook page is here :



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Bark Peeling

APTGW at a Glance

The Association of Pole-Lathe Turners and Green Woodworkers was created in 1990 by a group of a dozen like-minded individuals who wanted to promote the art of pole-lathe turning and green woodworking to the rest of the world.



  • publish the Bodgers Gazette, a quarterly magazine filled with articles from members

  • hold a Bodgers Ball weekend at the beginning of May

  • support the creation and running of local and regional affiliated groups of members

  • provide educational display boards

  • provide banners for local groups

  • provide bursaries for research

  • sell APTGW merchandise - T-shirts, badges etc.


The organisation has a global membership of over 1000 people.

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