The APTGW are pleased to announce that bookings for the 2017 Bodgers Ball and Pre-Ball Courses are now open.
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 volunteers.
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 magazine called the Bodger's Gazette. See Gazette pages
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
Order your tickets here (APT Members only)
We now have some more small, but useful enhancements to our insurance scheme, which covers all members who subscribe to Additional Benefits at a cost of £17.50 a year.
Not only are UK based members covered whilst working overseas – but there is now cover for our Overseas members whilst working here in the UK. See extract of wording below.
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.
Links to some pictures and video