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.


Bodgers Ball 2017 Dates

Written by Hugh Spencer on .

The Bodger's Ball and APT&GW AGM will be held over the second weekend of May. The Ball will be held on the 13th and 14th of May. It is hoped to provide "pre-Ball" courses at the on 11th and 12th of May (subject to further announcements).



Written by Hugh Spencer on .

Anyone interested in attending a course is urged to contact the tutor directly. Some tutors have a set diary and some will run bespoke courses.


Insurance - Additional Benefits - 2016

Written by Phillip Piddell on .

This scheme continues for 2016 – with a small increase in charge to £17.50 and an extension to the insurance coverage to include members temporarily working overseas - which may appeal to a small number of members – see ‘Further Information’ documents for details.