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Introduction to Green Woodworking

Learn the basics of bodging with the Somerset Bodgers.

  • Booking essential

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 somersetbodgers@icloud.com.

Times

Prices

Event ticket prices

Ticket typeTicket category
Adult and over 16s£80.00

The basics

Booking details

Call somersetbodgers@icloud.com

Suitability

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.

Other

When you have decided which course you want to do email somersetbodgers@icloud.com 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.

Upcoming events

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Visually impaired walk 

Join our friendly and knowledgeable Estate Guides for a gentle walk around Tyntesfield estate.

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1 Mar to 24 May 2024
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11:00 to 12:00
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Visiting Tyntesfield on Mother’s Day as part of National Lottery Open Week 2024 

Enjoy a visit to Tyntesfield this Mother’s Day. Book here and present your lottery ticket or scratch card at our visitor reception to experience our place free of charge on Mother’s Day, Sunday 10th March 2024, as we say thank you to all of the...

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10 Mar 2024
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10:00 to 17:00
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Make a rustic stool or coffee table 

In this two-day course, you'll make a three or four leg stool or coffee table with the Somerset Bodgers.

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16 Mar to 17 Nov 2024
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10:00 to 16:00
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Easter Adventures at Tyntesfield 2024 

Use your Easter trail map to locate all our trail stations and complete the accompanying activities.

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23 Mar to 14 Apr 2024
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10:00 to 16:00
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