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Up next: Saturday 13th April
Polyvine Varnishes, with Scott from Polyvine

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This store does not have customer toilet facilities.

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.

What's in store

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.

Demonstrations and events

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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Supporting our communities

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

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Environmental pledge

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.

April 2024

Saturday 13th April
10:00am - 2:00pm

Cardiff Store-Polyvine Varnishes, with Scott from Polyvine

Join Scott from Polyvine and get hands on with their expert range of varnishes!

Scott will be ready to answer any of your questions and give tips and advice on all things Polyvine.Polyvine is a family-run business that has been supplying varnishes for nearly 40 years, and their varnishes are researched, developed and manufactured at their UK premises.Don't miss this chance to see how you can give your projects a high-end, long-lasting finish, book a free ticket today!

Saturday 20th April
10:00am - 12:00pm

Cardiff Store- Bandsaw Setup Clinic

The ever popular bandsaw clinic is back!

The bandsaw can be an incredibly accurate machine, but this requires taking the time to set it up correctly. Our in-store demonstrator will go through the process of setting up a bandsaw from scratch, going through blade selection, safe practices, and setting up the bearings and fence for a perfect cut.If you've had issues with your bandsaw, or are thinking of buying one for the first time, this is an event not to be missed!

Saturday 20th April
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Cardiff Store- Bandsaw Setup Clinic

The ever popular bandsaw clinic is back!

The bandsaw can be an incredibly accurate machine, but this requires taking the time to set it up correctly. Our in-store demonstrator will go through the process of setting up a bandsaw from scratch, going through blade selection, safe practices, and setting up the bearings and fence for a perfect cut.If you've had issues with your bandsaw, or are thinking of buying one for the first time, this is an event not to be missed!

Friday 26th April
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 27th April
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!

May 2024

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

Cardiff Store-Project Preparation: All About Planer Thicknessers

Join us in-store as we demonstrate the fantastic range of Axminster Planer Thicknessers!

Explore the features and benefits of each machine, such as the ease of using a spiral block and the portability of our benchtop thicknessers. Pop in anytime between 10am and 4pm to see how a planer thicknesser can enhance your projects!

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
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
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.

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!

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!

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.

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
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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