The location of the Bodgers Ball changes each year, and for 2013 the location was Wimpole Hall
, near Cambridge. Despite taking about the event with Barn, I didn't really know what to expect. However, driving past a huge pile of logs and into a field of tents and woodchips, I knew I was in the right place.
The Ball is a three day event (like Spoonfest) and people were camping there. As well as tents, people had set up marques and were demonstrating all manner of traditional crafts. It was absolutely fantastic to see so much skill and wander around a field filled with so many happy, like-minded folk. I even bumped into a few people I met at Spoonfest 2012, which was great.
|I was intrigued by the design of this pole lathe.|
Ben Orford gave a brilliant demonstration of how to set up a pole lathe. It was beautiful to see the ease at which he sent wood chips flying.
|Really like the look of this armchair by Greenwood Days. They run a 7 day course which will teach you how to make it. |
|Never seen a bowl with legs like this before. Definitely something I'd like to try.|
|Brilliant yew spoon that got my vote for the tool-finish spoon category.|
|Barn did a brilliant demonstration on how he carves his spoons. I certainly learned a few choice tips from watching him work.|