Last weekend I was at “The Bodgers’ Ball” at Horton-cum-Studley. This is an annual gathering of The Association of Pole-lathe Turners and Green Wood Workers, and there were about 250 people at the event.
It was a great opportunity to put some faces to names (Robin Wood and Ben Orford to name but two) and to catch up with old friends. As well as being a social event there were also many competitions to watch and take part in. I entered a piece in the craft competition in “non turned treen” section and there were many other categories from spoons to chairs.
and here is Ben Orford taking part and winning in the “Individual Log to Leg” competition, where from two sections of an Ash log, the competitors had to turn two matching chair legs as fast as possible.
There were also workshops taking place over the course of the two days.
You can read more about this event from Robin’s perspective here