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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.

Bodgers Ball 2023

Thanks to everyone that contributed to making BB2023 a success - time to get planning for next year!

We will be re-ordering APTGW merchandise over the next few weeks - please see the News page for information regarding this.

The Bodgers Ball 2023 Facebook page is here :


Looking for Additional Benefits, Forum, Bodgers MerchandiseLocal Groups ?  Membership

Want some how to guides and project ideas? Click on Projects and Guides above

Want to join?  Click on Join us above

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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