Heritage Woodcraft Centre

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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Spoons! Spoons! Spoons!
Do we really need more spoons?

Spoon Carving. It seems to be taking the Western World by storm.  What is driving this phenomenon? I believe there are several things converging to give such life and vibrancy to the delightful craft of carving spoons. It is all about our need to re-connect with the natural world, with ourselves and with one another…

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Nathan was pretty happy with this lovely table he made!

“Woodworking for Life” – Hand Tool Woodworking as a Therapeutic Activity.

Creating things with our hands is good for the body, mind and soul. It’s good for the brain too. In a former life, I was a Youth & Community Worker. So I love working with people, and have done a lot of work with those who are disadvantaged in some way. Amid the many people…

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Senni Makes a Spear.

Senni Makes a Spear Experiencing the Joy of Woodworking at the Heritage Woodcraft Centre,  October 2017 The Heritage Woodcraft Centre in Canning Vale is the home of The Joy of Wood, where I, a skilled Cabinetmaker/Joiner, offer workshops and tuition for people of all ages in traditional woodworking hand skills and techniques. This includes many…

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