Heritage Crafts

All our products are handmade and individual, including fan carved birds and other decorative items, garden furniture, solid wooden chopping boards and other useful kitchen utensils from seasoned and green wood. We also make bespoke leather goods such as bags, wallets and bracelets.

Fan Carved Birds

Most friends who know us will realise the Wobbly Bodger loves making fan carved birds, handmade from a single piece of carefully selected larch, split approximately 40 times and manipulated to open out each individual feather. Each bird is unique and makes a stunning gift.

The Wobbly Bodger

In a centuries-old tradition, bodgers were itinerant wood-turners who cut timber from woodlands to turn chair legs on a very simple lathe. Today the word ‘bodger’ is used more generally for craftspeople who work green wood outdoors, using traditional country methods.

Green Woodworking Demonstrations

including spoon making and the polelathe. After all, Major Oak Heritage Crafts is the home of the 'Wobbly Bodger'!

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NEW Handmade Leather Electronic Key Holders

Handmade Leather Electronic Key Holders

Handmade leather electronic key holders for the Renault Kadjar & Mk4 Renault Megane, made to order from locally sourced English vegetable tanned leather, and hand finished to your specification.

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Forthcoming Events

  • 27th Aug - 2nd Sept 2018: Robin Hood Festival
  • 9th September 2018: Brinsley Headstock
  • 22nd - 23rd September 2018: Elvaston Castle Woodland Fair
  • 13th - 14th October 2018: Belton House Autumn Fair

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Individual tuition

available for spoon making, polelathe turning and Fan Bird Carving, all tools provided.

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“A most enjoyable experience”

"Thanks very much for a most enjoyable experience today. Your patience is commendable! Please keep me on you email list for the future."

Alison - Spoon carving course

“Absolutely fantastic course”

An absolutely fantastic course - by a patient, kind and generous teacher - thank you Gary - I had a brilliant time.