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The craft items shown on this page are made by the 'Amberley Bodger' at the Greenwood Village based in the Amberley Museum nr Arundel in West Sussex

NOTE:

Due to the current world situation I am not able to make many items. Normal production will be resumed ASAP. However questions and comments regarding future courses and items for sale are welcomed. Also enquiries for course information. Details of these are on my Greenwood Worker website

MORE PHOTOS AND DETAILS TO BE POSTED SOON

LINK TO HERITAGE CRAFT SITE AT AMBERLEY

www.greenwoodworker.co.uk

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Colin the Amberley Bodger                                          The Bodgers Hovel at Amberley Working Museum
Colin aka the Amberley Bodger

 

Colin is a volunteer (16+ years) at Amberley Museum near Arundel, in West Sussex. He demonstrates and teaches heritage crafts. In particular the use of the traditional Polelathe. This piece of historic equipment has been in use for very many decades. It was introduced into this country around the period of the invasion of the Saxons. More recently it was used by the 'Bodgers' on the Chilterns. Who would turn out legs and spreaders for the local furniture/chair making industry. In particular for Windsor chairs.

The term bodger is an old english word, it is believed, to descibe an ocupation that makes part of a product before handing over to another individual for more work or completion. Very much like on a production line.

FOR SALE and courses etc.

 
Some items made in the Amberley workshop using the Polelathe as the main tool. Wood normally used is Ash. Occasionally fresh Oak. 
All prices are plus delivery cost, unless stated otherwise.
   
Rustic Stool Rustic stools

Ash is used mainly
Also 3 legged stools
can be made

Prices range from £30.00 (small)
one displayed would be  £55.00
plus any delivery charges
Wood Devils Wood Devils

Normally about 12inches in length
expression varies!

£10.00
plus p&p
   
Wooden whistles Wooden whistles

£4.00
plus p&p
   
A Spurtle A Spurtle

For stirring your porridge, stew or stir fry

£4.50
Plus p&p
   
Garden Dibber Garden dibber

for the keen gardner

From £5.00
Plus p&p
   
Wooden play sword Wooden play sword
(shadow sword for non combatatant play)

£5.00
Plus p&p
   
Shavehorse Shavehorse made to order or
come on down and make one yourself
for £70.00

or made to order
£85.00
Plus any delivery charges

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Novelty items for sale

Amberley style Stick Men
available soon
(expression and stance may vary slightly)

Available on site, ready made, when its open.  Or by mail order in kit form (arms supplied to be inserted)
Made to order. Max two per customer.

Please note that these are not designed as play toys but amusing static ornaments
   

Small stick man

 approx 20cm
(8" in old money!)
(Arms supplied to be fitted)

The Amberley branch of the family Ha Ha!

Inc Post & Packaging

£6.00

 

 
Stick Man Stick men
   
Large stick man
approx 26cm
(10" in old money!)
(Arms supplied to be fitted)

His head may tell you the weather!!

Inc Post & Packaging

£7.50

 
  
Medium Stick Man  Stick men
   
   
   
Small whistle
choice of natural wood finish or decorated
say which in "Instruction to merchant"
 
Not hugely loud!!

Inc Post & Packaging


£5.50

 
   
   
   
Courses available at Museum.
Normally run on Wednesdays or Sundays. Throughout the year. Dates booked in advanced.
Polelathe foundation course (6hrs).  -  Make a Shavehorse (4hrs).  -  Make a rutsic stool (3 legged over 4hrs).

day (approx 6hrs) Polelathe foundation course

In use Polelathe
Full details on Greenwood Worker website
www.greenwoodworker.co.uk

or contact the tutor Colin
for information to be sent out

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