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Up next: Saturday 4th February
Woodturning with Surrey Association of Woodturners

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Built on a shared passion for great craftsmanship

Woodwork sits at the heart of our story and we continually strive to support the creative community by providing honest advice, project inspiration and trusted tools.

Whatever your woodworking passion, your local Axminster Tools store gives you access to inspirational makers, traditional and trusted tools, and friendly, knowledgeable advice from our experts.

So come and discover the complete Axminster Tools experience.

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Get hands-on in our Live Workshops and talk tools, projects and everything woodwork with our friendly, knowledgeable team.

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Planks and blanks. Plus tool sharpening - only in store

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The best finish starts with quality material and sharp tools!

Choose from a wide selection of high-grade wood planks and blanks and get your tools sharpened to as good as new condition!

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Events calendar

Our in-store events are a hub for makers of all skill levels. Designed to help you expand your product knowledge, develop your practical skills and find inspiration from like-minded enthusiasts.

January 2023

Wednesday 25th January
8:00am - 10:00am

Basingstoke Store- NEW Festool CSC SYS 50 Demo

NEW Festool CSC SYS 50 Demo!

Join us in-store for an exciting demo of the new Festool CSC SYS 50 Saw Bench! Available for pre-order now, come down and see just how revolutionary this machine is. Throughout the two-hour period, the CSC will be demonstrated by skilled training experts, who will show you how this saw combines precision with versatility, as well as its compact and clever design. In addition, the whole 18V will be showcased at the demo, with a chance for you to get hands-on with the products, so you can explore your options. You won’t want to miss this!

February 2023

Saturday 4th February
10:00am - 4:00pm

Basingstoke Store- Woodturning with Surrey Association of Woodturners

Join us in-store where we'll be joined by the Surrey Association of Woodturners once again!

We're delighted to be joined in-store by Mike Spaven and Kim Holmes from the Surrey Association of Woodturners. Between them they have many years of woodturning experience and knowledge under their belts. Whether novice or expert, come along to find out tips and tricks to take your turning to the next level and find out about their club. Mike will be making 'Laminated Pepper Mills' showing two methods of achieving the 'drilling', one of which will be the use of the Woodcut Tools Crushgrind Salt/Peppermill Drill- 2MT (504464) and Kim will be concentrating on bowl turning. An event not to be missed!

March 2023

Saturday 11th March
10:00am - 12:00pm

Basingstoke Store- Sean Evelegh Unique Bandsaw Box Demo

Join Sean Evelegh for a master class in wood machining and embellishing

Sean Evelegh is a fine furniture maker based in Kent. He is also an Axminster Tools Brand Ambassador and host of the 'Out Of The Woodwork' Podcast!

Watch Sean take bandsaw boxes to the next level, as he shows every step of the process from machining up a block of timber into a unique bandsaw box with tapered walls and a friction lid. He will also experiment and demonstrate different finishing and embellishing techniques from colouring, carving and wood burning!

Ask questions throughout the day and try out the techniques for yourself! Join this free event, learn new skills, improve techniques and meet new makers!

Saturday 18th March
10:00am - 3:00pm

Basingstoke Store- Martin Saban-Smith On Tour With Axminster Tools

Join us as tutor and demonstrator, Martin Saban-Smith RPT returns to our stores to share more of his unique woodturning creativity.

Martin's enthusiasm, technical ability and artistic finishing has attracted an impressive following on social media and he promises an entertaining and informative demonstration. His relaxed presentation style has been enjoyed by hundreds of turners in the UK, Ireland, Scotland and the USA.

During the demonstration several projects will be completed with expert advice given on everything from tooling, turning techniques, sanding and finishing. Martin is the manufacturer and owner of the Hampshire Sheen range of finishing waxes, oils, lacquers and the Intrinsic Collection Dyes some of which will be used during his demonstration.

Don’t miss what is certain to be a colourful display of professional techniques by booking your free place now.

Tickets are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment. We recommend arriving on time to gain the full benefit of this demonstration, seating is limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Audience questions are encouraged but, due to the expected numbers, participation will not be possible. Hot drinks and biscuits will be provided.

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