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Axminster prides itself on carrying an extensive range of machines, hand tools, accessories, sundries and project kits for a wide variety of woodturning, crafts and hobbies. Whether you create for pleasure or for profit you will find what you need here. We also run a number of courses in our Skill Centre for all abilities to ensure you get the best out of your tools and craft... buy with confidence from Axminster.


We have an extensive choice of machinery for any level woodturner. Axminster Hobby and Trade Series lathes come with our unique 3 year guarantee.

Axminster Craft

Great value, easy-to-use machines that are perfect for home use

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Axminster Trade

Solid and very reliable machines designed to be used every day

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Quality manufacturer of the highest quality products available

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'The Gold Standard' - packed with innovation

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Beginner in woodturning?

Take your first steps into the wonderful world of woodturning with Axminster...

Axminster Craft Lathes

Axminster Craft machines combine high build quality with great value, making them perfect for any newcomer. Discover which suits your needs

Starter Kits

We understand choosing your first turning tools and accessories can be baffling with so many options. We've made it easy and put together starter sets! A range of lathe accessories to get you started and beyond.

Buying Guides

We have a whole series of woodturning Buying Guides, which cover all aspects including choosing a lathe, chuck and the correct tools - choose a guide...

Come on a course, learn something new!

For more hands on learning why not sign up to one of our Skill Centre courses. Hone your turning techniques on our Beginners Woodturning Course - book your place...


Axminster Chucks

The very best of British manufacturing with a wealth of features to bring out the best in your woodturning

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Evolution Series

Our centres and boring accessories are worthy of a place in any turner's kit

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Pen and Project Kits

Start your turning and create some intricate projects

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Health and Safety

Last but definitely not least, remember to turn safely!

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Enhance and create unique woodwork finishes

Let your creativity flow and uncover ways to add to your woodwork and make your finishes stand out from the rest - explore pyrography, airbrushing and more...

Axminster Trade AT508WL Woodturning Lathe

The largest in the range with the most versatile features, all a serious woodturner would need for almost any woodturning project, large or small - find out more

Crown Tools

Manufacturing traditional woodworking hand tools for over fifty years


A massive selection of kits, from pens and pencils to pepper mills and more!


Specialist tools including hollowing tools and a bowl coring system.

Henry Taylor

Hand Forged Steel Wood Working Tools for Wood Carving and Woodturning

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