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Introduction to Green Woodworking - SOLD OUT

Learn the basics of bodging with the Somerset Bodgers.

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This one day course takes you through the basics of Pole lathe turning and green woodworking.

Starting with an ash log, we split, chop and shave our billet (section of timber) to a cylindrical shape before putting it on to the lathe and using chisels to shape it to a finished product.

A garden dibber or solid mallet are favourites for this course. It's more about the process than the product but you will be streets ahead of others when you do your next Bodgers course.

Price: £80 (includes admission to Tyntesfield, all materials, use of tools and hot drinks)

Over 16s only.

To book your place, email



Event ticket prices

Ticket typeTicket category
Adult and over 16s£80.00

The basics

Booking details



Over 16s only

Meeting point

Head to the Welcome Building to sign in.

What to bring and wear

Somerset Bodgers workshops take place outdoors, so please wear suitable clothing for the weather on the day.


When you have decided which course you want to do email They will get back to you with bank details. You then make a payment and confirm. They will then send you a printable certificate. A reminder is sent out to participants about a week before the event with joining instructions.

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28 Jun to 26 Jul 2024
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