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Hands On Workshop with Shokunin Japanese Saws

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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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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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Through our community programmes we aim to support what matters to our customers and colleagues.

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We're doing everything we can to reduce our carbon footprint and aim to reuse, recycle or upcycle as much as we can.

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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

Thursday 26th January
1:30pm - 3:30pm

Cardiff Store- NEW Festool CSC SYS 50

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!

Saturday 28th January
10:00am - 3:00pm

Cardiff Store- Making a CromaCraft Viking Sunset Bowl

Come along to our woodturning workshop and see how the ChromaCraft Viking Sunset Bowl is made.

This Nick Agar signature Sunset Bowl really is a great project to try out, so please come along and see it for yourself! You will not be disappointed.

February 2023

Saturday 4th February
10:00am - 1:00pm

Cardiff Store- Hands On Workshop with Shokunin Japanese Saws

Join us in-store and get hands on with our impressive range of Shokunin Japanese Saws.

A member of the store team will be on hand to explain more about the range and to help you to create some small and simple projects all by using the Shokunin Saws.

Saturday 11th February
10:00am - 2:00pm

Cardiff Store- Power Carving with the Arbortech Range

Join us in-store for a taster session and see the Arbortech power carving range in action.

One of our experienced and friendly team members will be demonstrating just how versatile this range is and the great results you get from the range. An event not to be missed!

Saturday 18th February
10:00am - 4:00pm

Cardiff Store- Men Sheds Open Day

Join us in-store as we host a meetup of Mens Sheds across South Wales.

Mens Sheds are non-profit community spaces, with the aim of reducing isolation and making a space where people came come together and enjoy a range of interests. Find a Shed near you, meet fellow Shedders, or come along to take part in a number of hands-on activities and demonstrations happening on the day.

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

Cardiff Store- Creative Wood Carving Workshop with South Wales Carvers

Join us in-store with the South Wales Woodcarvers.

What's more, the woodcarvers will be at store for the whole weekend showcasing some of their fantastic pieces that they have made over the years. Finally, if you're wanting to make your first Love Spoon then please come along and get hands on!

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

Cardiff Store- Creative Wood Carving Workshop

Join us in-store with the South Wales Woodcarvers.

What's more, the woodcarvers will be at store for the whole weekend showcasing some of their fantastic pieces that they have made over the years. Finally, if you're wanting to make your first Love Spoon then please come along and get hands on!

March 2023

Saturday 4th March
10:00am - 1:00pm

Cardiff Store- Festool 18V Powertool Event

A fantastic opportunity to get hands on or ask any questions you might have so pop along for a hot drink and a chat!

Come along and meet with Jon from Festool who will showcase the 18V range including the Festool Kapex amongst the other fantastic tools within the range.

Saturday 11th March
10:00am - 1:00pm

Cardiff Store- Osmo UK Finishes Workshop

Join us in-store where we have a great day planned with Paul from Osmo UK.

Paul will be on hand in store with us to share his expertise and knowledge of the Osmo range. This is a great opportunity to get stuck in and get some hands on experience with the products. It also offers a chance to ask any questions that you might have about the products Osmo offer. What's more, there might even be some small freebies up for grabs on the day! One definitely not to be missed.

Saturday 18th March
11:00am - 3:00pm

Cardiff Store- Woodturning Coffee Scoops Demo with Owen Schroder

Join us in-store where we have a great day planned with Owen Schroder where he will be demonstrating how he makes coffee scoops on the lathe

Owen’s woodturning adventure began at just 11 years old. Now 20, he’s really developed his skill for enhancing the beautiful woods he works with. Don't miss out on a opportunity to meet and see Owen in action. An event not to be missed.

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

Cardiff Store- Love Spoon Carving Workshop

Join us in-store with the ever popular and super talented South Wales Woodcarvers.

They will be at store for the weekend showcasing some of their fantastic pieces that they have made over the years. Also if your wanting to make your first Love spoon then please come along and get hands on.

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

Cardiff Store- Love Spoon Carving Workshop

Join us in-store with the ever popular and super talented South Wales Woodcarvers.

They will be at store for the weekend showcasing some of their fantastic pieces that they have made over the years. Also if your wanting to make your first Love spoon then please come along and get hands on.

May 2023

Saturday 13th May
10:00am - 3:00pm

Cardiff 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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