The purpose of this, the official Association of Pole-lathe Turners and Green Woodworkers' 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 APTGW, 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 APTGW membership. You can also use one of the other methods listed.  Subscribers to the APTGW receive a quarterly magazine called the Bodger's Gazette.  See Gazette pages

If you are looking for bodgers local to you take a look at the list of Local Groups or try posting a request on the Ask and Answer bulletin board.

The Ask and Answer bulletin board is a mine of information about greenwood working, with experts from around the world contributing excellent answers to questions posed and loads more besides.

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Join the APTGW

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For just £20.00 a year you get;

  • A quarterly Gazette with news views and articles on all aspects of green woodworking.
  • 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 (this is chargeable!)
  • Win prizes for your creations
  • Meet hundreds of other Bodgers and Green Woodworkers
  • Learn new skills in masterclasses




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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.