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Offline Membership

For postal membership please fill out the form below or download fill in and print our membership forms. Once we have received your form via email or post we will contact you to arrange payment, cash, cheque, BACS payment.

Once payment is received and confirmed we will activate your website account to full membership.

Paper documents for membership with joining details can be found below.


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
the process.

​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

​​​We look forward to hearing from you and welcoming you to the Bodgers!

Offline Membership Form

Association of Pole-lathe Turners
& Green Woodworkers
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