Once again many thanks for your support and wonderful emails, I’ve met some amazing people and like minded souls! It’s fantastic. The preserving section has been very popular, as has been the composting and natural fertiliser piece. Please send me any feedback or suggested articles, or information you’d like to know more on, for instance on preserving your own food. I’ve included the link to the latest 1910 Lifestyle Magazine – enjoy, it’s FREE! The next issue is out in early Feb. 2014, with another article on preserving your own food using the Ball Mason system – I will also be covering other forms of jarred preserving too. There will also be part 3 of Basic Blacksmithing and a story on Bodgering?
So what is Bodgering – As Dan said from Warwick a Bodger from NY USA, Bodgers were the most marginal and reclusive of the rural craftspeople, often living in the remotest parts of the area and supplying materials to the more formal tradesmen. Bodgers were not vexed by the “rules” of construction. Bodgers knew where to find wood grown in shapes that woodworkeras would spend hours fashioning in a shop. They knew what hedgerow had a good selection of naturally grown right angled pieces of wood, or where there was a area of naturally curved trees. More on Bodgering in the next issue along with articles on other lost crafts!
In fact check this guy out – http://danielmack.com/courses/Bodgering.html