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Post by Chilli-head on 30th October 2012, 8:56 pm

It appears that the Association of Pole Lathe Turners and Green Woodworkers Bodger's Ball 2013 will take place at Wimpole Hall in Cambridgesire. Which I guess means our newly formed (Wim)pole lathers local group are hosting. Well, talk about in at the deep end !

Should be fun though; date penciled in on the calendar, and I suppose I'd better get building a shave horse to go with my pole lathe ...
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Post by Hairyloon on 30th October 2012, 9:19 pm

Is there a link?
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Post by Chilli-head on 31st October 2012, 1:56 pm

I'm not aware of a web page for it yet. If I find one, I'll let you know.

A web search finds lots about previous year's events though, for anyone wanting to know what it is about. There are some videos of the "log to leg" challenge - a race to make 2 matching windsor chair legs from a log in a matter of minutes; it is quite impressive ! It would probably take me the whole weekend Embarassed
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Post by Chilli-head on 23rd January 2013, 5:37 pm

For anyone interested in the goings on at Wimpole hall - including the Wimpole lathers and hopefully soon some more info about the Bodgers' ball, Simon (forester at Wimpole) has made a very pretty site here :

http://sadeik.wordpress.com/wimpole-pole-lathing-group/

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Post by Chilli-head on 14th April 2013, 8:23 pm

A video of a previous Bodger's ball, and the booking form for this year's, is now on the APTGW web site:

http://www.bodgers.org.uk/events

The general public visiting the Wimpole estate will be able to drop in too, I believe, and for NT members that's free. So if you fancy a day out - come and say Hi to the Wimpole Lathers !
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Post by Sparhawk on 24th April 2013, 9:58 am

I take it has nothing to do with the laundry day for nuns head dresses... whistle2

Hope it goes well...

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Post by Chilli-head on 10th May 2013, 8:06 am

Well, the time is here.

Some photos of the preparations on Simon's blog:

http://sadeik.wordpress.com/blog/

Be back on Sunday !
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Post by Chilli-head on 16th May 2013, 9:37 pm

There are some photographs taken by the local organiser, SImon the Wimpole forester, here, if anyone is interested. There is even a Chilli-head in there, with a keen young apprentice woodturner.
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Post by Dandelion on 16th May 2013, 10:27 pm

They're lovely photos - it looks as if it was great fun but cold!!

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