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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 11th September, 2008)

Bodger


Bodger
Bodger at Three Sisters open day

Photo: Dave  (Nikon D3 - Sigma 150mm F2.8 Macro)
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Comment by: ALAN on 11th September 2008 at 00:21

A handsome young feller, but what on earth is a bodger ?

Comment by: Dave on 11th September 2008 at 08:09

A Bodger is a pole-lathe turner - making struts and legs for chairs, amongst other things.

Some info here...

http://www.ukcraftfairs.com/guide-to-bodging.asp

Comment by: Frank Healy on 11th September 2008 at 08:20

Hi Dave. A picture to make you smile.(I was still recovering from yesterday's photo) :o)

Comment by: Dave Marsh on 11th September 2008 at 09:22

And if I remember my woodwork class at The Linacre,the bodger is using a spokeshave,Dave.

Comment by: bam bam on 11th September 2008 at 13:12

i know that chappie, big don whiting from st helens, he's also an expert with a bow and arrow.

Comment by: Dave on 11th September 2008 at 17:06

I've photographed him at a few events now - nice chap.

Comment by: bam bam on 13th September 2008 at 05:38

yes dave he is a grand fellow, he's been on tv on numerous occasions showing his skills.

Comment by: emps on 15th September 2008 at 20:44

I sat and nattered with him a good hour at the open day.He is a lovely lovely man.He made a double ended drumstick for a lady who played irish drums while she waited, and unlike some other stands that day........he didn't charge her a penny.

Comment by: janice on 16th September 2008 at 16:35

i know him! haha

Comment by: bob b on 7th March 2009 at 11:25

Poor chap, you say he comes from st helens, i know what you mean, not much upstairs.

Comment by: Chuck Turner on 20th September 2013 at 20:35

The man is actually using a draw-knife, not a spoke-shave.( and yes, many people continue to look at the older plctures.

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