Greg Miller

The Winds of Change are Blowing

After being housed within the Timbecon buildings in Perth for over 8 years, our Heritage Woodcraft Centre is about to become homeless. We will be forever grateful to Ross Gobby, founder of Timbecon, for originally making the Heritage Woodcraft Centre possible. I had been mobile running workshops for many years, hiring short term locations to…

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Stirling Women’s Shed – an exciting partnership!

We are excited to announce The Joy of Wood has entered into a pilot partnership with The City of Stirling, from 1 July 2023, to operate and to grow the Stirling Women’s Shed in its current location in Scarborough. The City of Stirling and The Joy of Wood are committed to working together to continue…

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Homeschoolers! – Come and learn some woodworking skills!

We have been running workshops with Homeschooled kids and families for many years – until the arrival of Covid. That changed everything. Now, here we are nearly 3 years later, and we are very pleased to be putting the wheels back on for Homeschoolers again! It is very exciting! The thing to remember about these…

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Hooray! Public Workshops are back! Don’t miss them.

We haven’t run any Public Workshops since the Western Australian Covid-19 lockdown, in mid-March 2019. So we are delighted to be back running an “interim” Public Workshop Program in January/February 2021. To comply with social distancing requirements, we have a maximum of 6 participants in each workshop – so you need to be quick to…

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We are now Dealers of BeaverCraft Tools in Australia!

The Joy of Wood are proud to announce we are now Dealers for BeaverCraft Tools in Australia. BeaverCraft Tools started in Ukraine in 2014, and since that time have been developing their wide range of quality wood carving tools. These tools are made from high carbon steel, sharpened and polished to a razor sharp edge…

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Adapting to Covid-19.

The world as we know it has changed considerably in the first part of 2020. The Covid-19 Pandemic is still sweeping the world as I write this. Millions of people around the world are in isolation, practising “social distancing” as a way of reducing the spread of the virus and keeping each other safe. People…

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The Saw Horse on Steroids. Plans are now available!

Originally called the “Saw Stool on Steroids”, I posted a blog story in October 2009 about this amazing portable bench with a small footprint and great holding power. It has only taken me 10 years to finally make the plans available for purchase! You can find it here on Etsy. It is said Necessity is…

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Private Tuition at the Heritage Woodcraft Centre.

Many people ask us about the Private Tuition we provide to people from all walks of life and of all ages at our Heritage Woodcraft Centre in Canning Vale, Western Australia. It is a very exciting area of what we do, and has become the major aspect of our range of services. Where it all…

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A Shaving Horse for Kids!

Introducing our Adjustable and Portable Shaving Horse for Kids! At our Heritage Woodcraft Centre, we have a varied stable of Shaving Horses, but I have been conscious for a while that none of them suit the younger kids that we work with. The kids’ legs are too short to effectively use them. So it was…

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