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...
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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