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Saturday 9am - 5pm
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Woodcarving Workshop - Carve a Lovespoon

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May Bank Holiday

The Cardiff store will be closed on Bank Holiday Monday 27th May and will re-open as normal on Tuesday 28th May.

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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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Live Workshop

Practical solutions by passionate advisors

Create with confidence

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

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Free demos & events

Uniting creativity through sharing

Surround yourself with like-minded makers and join our product demonstrations or project based events.

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Planks and blanks. Plus tool sharpening - only in store

Timber supplies and tool sharpening

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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Planks and blanks. Plus tool sharpening - only in store

Cardiff Carving Club

Join us in store 11am-3pm every Wednesday

Calling all carvers - whether you’re a complete beginner or have been carving for years, our Carving Club will bring together like minded carvers looking to learn, hone and share their carving skills!

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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.

May 2024

Friday 24th May
10:00am - 3:00pm

Cardiff Store - Woodcarving Workshop - Carve a Lovespoon

Come along and take a seat with the South Wales Woodcarvers!

They will be in-store for the weekend showcasing some of the fantastic pieces that they have made over the years. Plus, they will guide you through the process of carving your first Lovespoon!

To take part, please book your ticket as spaces are limited. If you would just like to watch, then just pop along!

Saturday 25th May
10:00am - 3:00pm

Cardiff Store - Woodcarving Workshop - Carve a Lovespoon

Come along and take a seat with the South Wales Woodcarvers!

They will be in-store for the weekend showcasing some of the fantastic pieces that they have made over the years. Plus, they will guide you through the process of carving your first Lovespoon!

To take part, please book your ticket as spaces are limited. If you would just like to watch, then just pop along!

Friday 31st May
9:30am - 12:30pm

Cardiff Store- Kids Creative workshop - Scrap Wood Robots

These workshops are suitable for ages 8 years and over.

Join us in-store with @makeit_soph with @nextgenmaking and get involved in junk building workshops, where young makers can use their imaginations to make wonderful creations from scrap materials. Whether it’s a spaceship, a robot or their own unique ideas, this is where it can be brought to life! Don't miss out, book your place today! *Please only book the children on the event that will be participating to make sure others don't miss out on the chance to get involved. All children need to be supervised by a parent or guardian for the whole duration of the session.

Friday 31st May
10:00am - 4:00pm

Cardiff Store- UJK Brand Demo Day

Join us in store for an exclusive UJK brand day!

Throughout each day, we’ll spotlight a selection of our bestselling UJK products, including the award winning UJK Parf MKII Guide Jig, UJK Dovetail Jig and UJK Pocket Hole Jig. Allowing you to experience first hand the results UJK can deliver to your workshop. Our knowledgeable staff will be on hand to answer any questions you have about all UJK products and accessories. Whether you’re a business, self-employed or a hobbyist, UJK empowers you to work smarter, not harder. Don’t miss this opportunity to elevate your woodworking with UJK! See you in-store!

Friday 31st May
1:00pm - 4:00pm

Cardiff Store- Kids Creative workshop - Scrap Wood Robots

These workshops are suitable for ages 8 years and over.

Join us in-store with @makeit_soph with @nextgenmaking and get involved in junk building workshops, where young makers can use their imaginations to make wonderful creations from scrap materials. Whether it’s a spaceship, a robot or their own unique ideas, this is where it can be brought to life! Don't miss out, book your place today! *Please only book the children on the event that will be participating to make sure others don't miss out on the chance to get involved. All children need to be supervised by a parent or guardian for the whole duration of the session.

June 2024

Saturday 1st June
9:30am - 12:30pm

Cardiff Store- Kids Creative workshop - Scrap Wood Robots

These workshops are suitable for ages 8 years and over.

Join us in-store with @makeit_soph with @nextgenmaking and get involved in junk building workshops, where young makers can use their imaginations to make wonderful creations from scrap materials. Whether it’s a spaceship, a robot or their own unique ideas, this is where it can be brought to life! Don't miss out, book your place today! *Please only book the children on the event that will be participating to make sure others don't miss out on the chance to get involved. All children need to be supervised by a parent or guardian for the whole duration of the session.

Saturday 1st June
10:00am - 4:00pm

Cardiff Store- UJK Brand Demo Day

Join us in store for an exclusive UJK brand day!

Throughout each day, we’ll spotlight a selection of our bestselling UJK products, including the award winning UJK Parf MKII Guide Jig, UJK Dovetail Jig and UJK Pocket Hole Jig. Allowing you to experience first hand the results UJK can deliver to your workshop. Our knowledgeable staff will be on hand to answer any questions you have about all UJK products and accessories. Whether you’re a business, self-employed or a hobbyist, UJK empowers you to work smarter, not harder. Don’t miss this opportunity to elevate your woodworking with UJK! See you in-store!

Saturday 1st June
1:00pm - 4:00pm

Cardiff Store- Kids Creative workshop - Scrap Wood Robots

These workshops are suitable for ages 8 years and over.

Join us in-store with @makeit_soph with @nextgenmaking and get involved in junk building workshops, where young makers can use their imaginations to make wonderful creations from scrap materials. Whether it’s a spaceship, a robot or their own unique ideas, this is where it can be brought to life! Don't miss out, book your place today! *Please only book the children on the event that will be participating to make sure others don't miss out on the chance to get involved. All children need to be supervised by a parent or guardian for the whole duration of the session.

Saturday 8th June
10:00am - 4:00pm

Cardiff Store- Sharpening your Turning Tools

Join us in-store as we demystify the challenge of keeping your turning tools consistent and sharp!

We will be discussing a range of options such as the Tormek BGK-400 and the Axminster Ultimate Edge, helping you to find the system that works for you. We will be demonstrating how to get a typical angle on each of the chisels in a standard woodturning set, and will be on hand to answer any questions you have about any other profiles.Please note: Attendees are welcome to bring a chisel along, however due to expected numbers, we may not be able to look at all of them.

Wednesday 12th June
9:30am - 4:00pm

Cardiff Store-Trend CNC Smartbench Precision Pro Roadshow

The world's only truly portable 8' x 4' CNC router.

Join us in-store where demonstrators from Trend Tool Technology will be showing the versatility of the CNC Smartbench and how quick and simple it is to set up and learn. This innovative machine is perfect for making highly accurate, repetitive cuts and works effortlessly with various materials; from timber & plastics, to metals, this machine does it all. It is ideal for CNC routing for both the workshop or on site, as it is easy to transport and quick to set up. Plus, it's operation is simply excellent; with its intuitive touch screen, you can receive information via Wi-Fi or USB to make control and processing effortless. From sign writing to making mouldings, from joinery components to scenery construction, camper van construction to boatbuilding, discover just how versatile the CNC Smartbench really is! Learn about the accuracy of this revolutionary design and how much of a positive impact it can have on your business or hobby. Let us know you're coming by booking your ticket today, or simply pop in anytime between 9:30-4pm!

Saturday 15th June
10:00am - 3:00pm

Cardiff Store-Woodturning Clinic

Having trouble with your tenons or struggling with scraping?

Join us in-store for a drop-in woodturning clinic, where we will help take the woes out of woodturning. Our in-store experts will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about woodturning, whether your a beginner or beyond. If you have any questions about woodturning, would like some guidance on a specific project, or would just like a chance to talk to some fellow turners, just turn up to up your turning!

Friday 28th June
10:00am - 3:00pm

Cardiff Store - Woodcarving Workshop - Carve a Lovespoon

Come along and take a seat with the South Wales Woodcarvers!

They will be in-store for the weekend showcasing some of the fantastic pieces that they have made over the years. Plus, they will guide you through the process of carving your first Lovespoon!

To take part, please book your ticket as spaces are limited. If you would just like to watch, then just pop along!

Saturday 29th June
10:00am - 3:00pm

Cardiff Store - Woodcarving Workshop - Carve a Lovespoon

Come along and take a seat with the South Wales Woodcarvers!

They will be in-store for the weekend showcasing some of the fantastic pieces that they have made over the years. Plus, they will guide you through the process of carving your first Lovespoon!

To take part, please book your ticket as spaces are limited. If you would just like to watch, then just pop along!

July 2024

Saturday 6th July
10:00am - 12:00pm

Cardiff Store- Shaper Origin: The Handheld CNC Router

Join us in-store and try the Shaper Origin, the handheld CNC router!

We will be demonstrating the fantastic features of the Shaper Origin, as well as the must-have accessories such as the workstation, showing how both simple and accurate it is to use. Don't miss out, book your ticket today!

Saturday 6th July
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Cardiff Store- Shaper Origin: The Handheld CNC Router

Join us in-store and try the Shaper Origin, the handheld CNC router!

We will be demonstrating the fantastic features of the Shaper Origin, as well as the must-have accessories such as the workstation, showing how both simple and accurate it is to use. Don't miss out, book your ticket today!

Saturday 20th July
10:00am - 3:00pm

Cardiff Store- Introduction to Woodturning

Are you thinking about giving woodturning a go but don't know where to start?

Join us in-store where you can get hands-on as we go through the basics of turning; from selecting the right chisel for the task, to discussing different techniques used to make different shapes. The perfect event for someone who is considering woodturning as a hobby, or who has just started out. Or, even for those who would just like a refresher! Don't miss out on your chance to discover just how enjoyable it is to make some shavings and begin your woodturning journey!

August 2024

Friday 2nd August
9:30am - 12:30pm

Cardiff Store- Kids Creative workshop - Scrap Wood Robots

These workshops are suitable for ages 8 years and over.

Join us in-store with @makeit_soph with @nextgenmaking and get involved in junk building workshops, where young makers can use their imaginations to make wonderful creations from scrap materials. Whether it’s a spaceship, a robot or their own unique ideas, this is where it can be brought to life! Don't miss out, book your place today! *Please only book the children on the event that will be participating to make sure others don't miss out on the chance to get involved. All children need to be supervised by a parent or guardian for the whole duration of the session.

Friday 2nd August
1:00pm - 4:00pm

Cardiff Store- Kids Creative workshop - Scrap Wood Robots

These workshops are suitable for ages 8 years and over.

Join us in-store with @makeit_soph with @nextgenmaking and get involved in junk building workshops, where young makers can use their imaginations to make wonderful creations from scrap materials. Whether it’s a spaceship, a robot or their own unique ideas, this is where it can be brought to life! Don't miss out, book your place today! *Please only book the children on the event that will be participating to make sure others don't miss out on the chance to get involved. All children need to be supervised by a parent or guardian for the whole duration of the session.

Saturday 3rd August
9:30am - 12:30pm

Cardiff Store- Kids Creative workshop - Scrap Wood Robots

These workshops are suitable for ages 8 years and over.

Join us in-store with @makeit_soph with @nextgenmaking and get involved in junk building workshops, where young makers can use their imaginations to make wonderful creations from scrap materials. Whether it’s a spaceship, a robot or their own unique ideas, this is where it can be brought to life! Don't miss out, book your place today! *Please only book the children on the event that will be participating to make sure others don't miss out on the chance to get involved. All children need to be supervised by a parent or guardian for the whole duration of the session.

Saturday 3rd August
1:00pm - 4:00pm

Cardiff Store- Kids Creative workshop - Scrap Wood Robots

These workshops are suitable for ages 8 years and over.

Join us in-store with @makeit_soph with @nextgenmaking and get involved in junk building workshops, where young makers can use their imaginations to make wonderful creations from scrap materials. Whether it’s a spaceship, a robot or their own unique ideas, this is where it can be brought to life! Don't miss out, book your place today! *Please only book the children on the event that will be participating to make sure others don't miss out on the chance to get involved. All children need to be supervised by a parent or guardian for the whole duration of the session.

October 2024

Saturday 26th October
10:00am - 12:00pm

Cardiff Store- Woodworking Discovery Day - Explore New Hobbies!

The Woodworking Discovery Day is back! Have you thought about starting a new hobby but don't know where to begin?

Our expert team is here in-store, ready to help you get hands on with a whole host of different activities!Demo Times:10am-12pm: Woodturning, Engraving, Pyrography, Bandsaw Box Demonstration1pm-4pm: Woodturning, Airbrushing, Resin Demonstration, Scrollsaws, Pallet CraftWe will also be joined by the South Wales Woodcarvers who will be here all day to get you started carving your first lovespoon!Come along and try something new!

Saturday 26th October
1:00pm - 4:00pm

Cardiff Store- Woodworking Discovery Day - Explore New Hobbies!

The Woodworking Discovery Day is back! Have you thought about starting a new hobby but don't know where to begin?

Our expert team is here in-store, ready to help you get hands on with a whole host of different activities!Demo Times:10am-12pm: Woodturning, Engraving, Pyrography, Bandsaw Box Demonstration1pm-4pm: Woodturning, Airbrushing, Resin Demonstration, Scrollsaws, Pallet CraftWe will also be joined by the South Wales Woodcarvers who will be here all day to get you started carving your first lovespoon!Come along and try something new!

December 2024

Saturday 7th December
9:30am - 12:30pm

Cardiff Store- Kids Creative workshop - Scrap Wood Robots

These workshops are suitable for ages 8 years and over.

Join us in-store with @makeit_soph with @nextgenmaking and get involved in junk building workshops, where young makers can use their imaginations to make wonderful creations from scrap materials. Whether it’s a spaceship, a robot or their own unique ideas, this is where it can be brought to life! Don't miss out, book your place today! *Please only book the children on the event that will be participating to make sure others don't miss out on the chance to get involved. All children need to be supervised by a parent or guardian for the whole duration of the session.

Saturday 7th December
10:00am - 4:00pm

Cardiff Store- Christmas Makers Market

Bringing together independent makers, creators and enthusiasts from South Wales and beyond to showcase their brilliant creations!

This holiday season, we will be bringing together independent makers, creators and enthusiasts from South Wales and beyond to showcase their brilliant creations. Perfect for Christmas gifts, this is your chance to support independent crafts, meet some incredibly talented people, and find that unique gift for the special people in your life. Let us know you're coming and book today! If you would like to have a free stall on the day, please contact us on cardiffstore@axminstertools.com

Saturday 7th December
1:00pm - 4:00pm

Cardiff Store- Kids Creative workshop - Scrap Wood Robots

These workshops are suitable for ages 8 years and over.

Join us in-store with @makeit_soph with @nextgenmaking and get involved in junk building workshops, where young makers can use their imaginations to make wonderful creations from scrap materials. Whether it’s a spaceship, a robot or their own unique ideas, this is where it can be brought to life! Don't miss out, book your place today! *Please only book the children on the event that will be participating to make sure others don't miss out on the chance to get involved. All children need to be supervised by a parent or guardian for the whole duration of the session.

Saturday 14th December
9:30am - 12:30pm

Cardiff Store- Kids Creative workshop - Scrap Wood Robots

These workshops are suitable for ages 8 years and over.

Join us in-store with @makeit_soph with @nextgenmaking and get involved in junk building workshops, where young makers can use their imaginations to make wonderful creations from scrap materials. Whether it’s a spaceship, a robot or their own unique ideas, this is where it can be brought to life! Don't miss out, book your place today! *Please only book the children on the event that will be participating to make sure others don't miss out on the chance to get involved. All children need to be supervised by a parent or guardian for the whole duration of the session.

Saturday 14th December
1:00pm - 4:00pm

Cardiff Store- Kids Creative workshop - Scrap Wood Robots

These workshops are suitable for ages 8 years and over.

Join us in-store with @makeit_soph with @nextgenmaking and get involved in junk building workshops, where young makers can use their imaginations to make wonderful creations from scrap materials. Whether it’s a spaceship, a robot or their own unique ideas, this is where it can be brought to life! Don't miss out, book your place today! *Please only book the children on the event that will be participating to make sure others don't miss out on the chance to get involved. All children need to be supervised by a parent or guardian for the whole duration of the session.

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