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In this episode of Building Sustainability I talk with Dave ‘The Bodger’ Cockroft about the hidden benefits of craft. We talk specifically about spoons and chairs of which Dave is an exceptionally talented maker.

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** Apologies for the tired ramble intro at the beginning of this months’ podcast – Jeffrey was utterly shattered… skip to about 8 minutes to skip straight to Dave’s Interview!**

We start off with some tool chat, then find out what a ‘Bodger’ is and how the term has been changed over the year. There is a fair amount of spoon carving chat, as well as a lot about chairs and Dave’s particular style.

A theme we talk a lot on is the benefits gained by concentrating on something that uses your hands and brain. How it calms the brain and allows you to think.

We touch a little on Spoonfest and Men Sheds.

Dave Cockroft’s Website
Dave The Bodger – Instagram

Makers featured in this podcast

https://instagram.com/barnthespoon
https://www.instagram.com/wpwoodcraft/
https://instagram.com/lampshade_ink
https://www.instagram.com/lucy_q_spoons
https://instagram.com/turnaleg
https://instagram.com/onjourneyk
https://www.instagram.com/woodmungler
https://www.instagram.com/alex_yerks/
https://www.instagram.com/adamhawker1/

Podcast Preamble

In this month’s preamble, an utterly exhausted Jeffrey rambles on about the show garden that Hartwyn just build for RHS Malvern. The garden, designed by Jessica Makins, won a prestigious gold medal and people’s choice award. We are extremely proud of the garden, which showcases natural materials externally and internally in a contemporary way.

For full info on the garden click here

RHS Show Garden Makers Links

Stephanie Tudor

Old Market Plants

Priormade

Simone Potter

The Smiling Sheep

Imogen Di Sapia

Dave Cockcroft

Catupholstery

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