wobbly-bodger-2In a tradition going back centuries, bodgers were originally itinerant wood-turners who worked in forest and woodlands. They cut timber and turned it into chair legs, on a very simple lathe that used the natural spring of a bent sapling to turn it. Their equipment was easy to set up and move around as they travelled from place to place.

Today the word ‘bodger’ is used more generally for craftspeople who work green wood outdoors, using traditional country methods.