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Up next: Monday 30th January
NEW Festool CSC SYS 50 Demo


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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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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

Turning Tuesday's

Every Tuesday (10am - 1pm)

Everyone welcome, from beginners to experienced turners, come along and join in!

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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

Monday 30th January
1:00pm - 3:00pm

Newcastle 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 - 1:00pm

Newcastle Store- UJK Parf Guide system

Join us in-store where Dean will be demonstrating how to use the versatile UJK Parf Guide System.

The system is very popular for making your own custom work tops to fit the workshop or to take on the road. The system is very easy to use once you have seen the setup, and we will be on hand to run through the full set up and what's in the box. An event not to be missed!

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

Newcastle Store- Valentine's Scroll Saw Workshop

Join us in-store where Aaron will be showcasing the range of Axminster Professional Scroll Saws in store.

There will be an opportunity to get hands on, and make that special someone a Valentine's design. A great opportunity to get hands on, and fall in love with a new hobby with starter designs as well as those more complex.

Saturday 25th February
10:00am - 2:00pm

Newcastle Store- Arbortech Power Carving Demonstration

Join us in-store where Nathan will be using the fantastic Arbortech range of tools.

Throughout the demonstration, Nathan will show you just how versatile the system really is, as well as running through the basic cuts. To finish, Nathan will make something a little different to show the art of what's possible. Don't miss your chance to explore the great range of tools from Arbortech and have fun at the same time!

March 2023

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

Newcastle Store- Bandsaw Clinic Workshop

Our Bandsaw Clinic is very popular and a great opportunity to see how to set up your bandsaw.

We will also cover off how to select the perfect blade type for your bandsaw and the task you're undertaking as well as maintenance of your bandsaw. This is a great opportunity to ask any questions and maximise your existing machine or have a look at the fantastic range we have on offer here at the Newcastle store.

Saturday 25th March
10:00am - 2:00pm

Newcastle Store- Turning Tools Sharpening Workshop

Join us in-store for a fantastic sharpening workshop!

We get asked the question a lot in store about the best way to sharpen turning tools, so here we are with the different ways and principles of how to sharpen them. Helen will be running through various set ups from the fantastic Tormek, to standard bench grinding, and offering a chance to get hands on yourself to see what is the best option for you. Customers are more than welcome to bring a maximum of two turning tools down with them to have a go at sharpening.

April 2023

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

Newcastle 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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