Workman of the Windsor, England region whose job it was to manufacture the legs and stretchers of a Windsor chair out of beech wood. The work was typically done using green wood and a lathe constructed on site, and was accomplished where the trees were located rather than in a workshop of fixed location.
Origin – uncertain, but not to be confused with “botch” meaning badly done work
Benny was a bodger
Who worked, sometimes with Roger.
Their output of chair legs, prodigious,
Rest on Sundays, they were religious.
They also sold wood shavings
To augment their life savings.
They did their craft with beech,
Which they traveled far to reach,
And did their work in place
With impressive speed and grace.
Their profession, now, is gone.
And is rarely thought upon.