Membership is open to anyone interested in pole-lathes or greenwood crafts, whatever their level of
competence. By joining the APTGW you are becoming part of a worldwide group of people interested in
green woodworking. There are opportunities to meet people with the same interests by joining a local group,
find out who are running courses and also discover who is making tools – and who will make one to your
specification! We have a single membership rate of £20 per year and membership runs from January to
December each year.
The APTGW is run by volunteers for everyone’s benefit – you too can get involved and make new friends in
For just £20 a year you get:
A quarterly Gazette with news views and articles on all aspects of green woodworking.
Attend the UK Bodger's Ball always held in mid-May (this is chargeable!)
Win prizes for your creations at the many craft competitions at the ball
Meet hundreds of other Bodgers and Green Woodworkers
Learn new skills in masterclasses
Attend and participate in the Annual General Meeting which is held at the Bodgers Ball
Vote on how the organisation progresses and elect, or even stand for the committee!
Have the opportunity to purchase very reasonably priced insurance for teaching or demonstrating
GDPR (Government Data Protection Regulations).
The APTGW has always taken personal data very seriously and has never shared information with non
APTGW members without permission of the member concerned.
We now have to comply formally with GDPR and so all members must complete a GDPR form and
new members will not be enrolled until the membership secretary has received your form.
We look forward to hearing from you and welcoming you to the Bodgers!
1. Complete your GDPR form, and then email it to the membership secretary – email address on the form
(no need to resend this if you are renewing and have already signed it)
2. Pay - All you need is a credit/debit card or your own PayPal account. (If you are using PayPal to
renew your subscription it is helpful say so in the comments box found in your PayPal payment
before you confirm payment. Adding a telephone number in the comments would also be helpful to
the membership secretary).
PLEASE NOTE THE EMAIL ADDRESS USED FOR PAYPAL WILL BE THE
ONE WHICH IS USED FOR CONTACTING YOU. IF YOUR REGULAR EMAIL ADDRESS IS DIFFERENT
PLEASE EMAIL THE MEMBERSHIP SECRETARY
If you want to pay with a Credit card use button on left and when PayPal loads select "Pay by Debit of Credit card" see screen shot below. You don't need to create a PayPal account