Furniture craftmanship student Colin Reid learns the craft of bodging

25th December 1998 at 00:00
(Photograph) - A cut above other colleges: Furniture craftmanship student Colin Reid learns the craft of bodging at Brotus Rural Craft Centre in Fife.

Bodging, the traditional method of rural furniture making, is on the curriculum at Fife College. A group of HND students spent two days at Brotus Rural Craft Centre, Ladybank, studying each stage from identifying and felling a tree to making a three-legged stool. Guided by Ken Grieve, who runs the centre, they gained experience with the equipment used by bodgers of old, including a traditional man-powered lathe.

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