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Saturday 9am - 5pm
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Up next: Friday 19th July
Dust Extraction Clinic

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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.

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

Turning Tuesday's

Every Tuesday (10am - 1pm)

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

Turning Tuesdays

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UK Men's Sheds Association

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.

July 2024

Friday 19th July
10:00am - 12:00pm

Newcastle Store- Dust Extraction Clinic

Join us in-store as we discuss all things dust extraction.

We will be chatting about the importance of dust extraction, how to set up your workshop and connect your tools to the systems. We have a selection of free standing and portable extractors available, to suit a wide range of workshops/spaces. Let us know you're coming and book your ticket today!

Saturday 20th July
10:00am - 2:00pm

Newcastle Store- Easywood Woodturning Tools

Join us in-store, as our knowledgeable staff will be on hand to show you how easy it is to turn with Easy Wood woodturning tools.

Designed to make woodturning easy, Easy Wood tools allow any woodturner to tackle all types of work with ease and confidence. Not just for home users, Easy Wood’s premium quality tools will help speed up every turner’s work, even the professionals. Join us in-store at 10am-2pm, to see a demonstration of this unique range of turning tools, or drop in between 9am - 5pm to ask any burning questions you may have about the range. Don't miss out and let us know you're coming...book your ticket today!

Wednesday 24th July
10:00am - 11:00am

Newcastle Store- Kids session - Make your own keyring

Join us in-store for this children's summer demo!

Get the opportunity to create your own keyring under the guidance of our store team. You'll learn how to use a lathe and pen press, plus learn how to sand and glue to create your pieces. Please note, parents or guardians will need to accompany children throughout the whole session, however do not need to obtain a ticket. Tickets apply per child only. Children aged 10+ are welcome to attend.

Wednesday 24th July
11:30am - 12:30pm

Newcastle Store- Kids session - Make your own keyring

Join us in-store for this children's summer demo!

Get the opportunity to create your own keyring under the guidance of our store team. You'll learn how to use a lathe and pen press, plus learn how to sand and glue to create your pieces. Please note, parents or guardians will need to accompany children throughout the whole session, however do not need to obtain a ticket. Tickets apply per child only. Children aged 10+ are welcome to attend.

Wednesday 24th July
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Newcastle Store- Kids session - Make your own keyring

Join us in-store for this children's summer demo!

Get the opportunity to create your own keyring under the guidance of our store team. You'll learn how to use a lathe and pen press, plus learn how to sand and glue to create your pieces. Please note, parents or guardians will need to accompany children throughout the whole session, however do not need to obtain a ticket. Tickets apply per child only. Children aged 10+ are welcome to attend.

Wednesday 31st July
10:00am - 11:00am

Newcastle Store- Kids session - Make your own mini planter

Join us in-store for this children's summer demo!

Get the opportunity to make your very own mini planter masterpiece to take home. You'll learn how to measure, saw and decorate your planter using vices, clamps, measuring tools, handsaws and more. Please note, parents or guardians will need to accompany children throughout the whole session, however do not need to obtain a ticket. Tickets apply per child only. Children aged 6+ are welcome to attend.

Wednesday 31st July
11:30am - 12:30pm

Newcastle Store- Kids session - Make your own mini planter

Join us in-store for this children's summer demo!

Get the opportunity to make your very own mini planter masterpiece to take home. You'll learn how to measure, saw and decorate your planter using vices, clamps, measuring tools, handsaws and more. Please note, parents or guardians will need to accompany children throughout the whole session, however do not need to obtain a ticket. Tickets apply per child only. Children aged 6+ are welcome to attend.

Wednesday 31st July
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Newcastle Store- Kids session - Make your own mini planter

Join us in-store for this children's summer demo!

Get the opportunity to make your very own mini planter masterpiece to take home. You'll learn how to measure, saw and decorate your planter using vices, clamps, measuring tools, handsaws and more. Please note, parents or guardians will need to accompany children throughout the whole session, however do not need to obtain a ticket. Tickets apply per child only. Children aged 6+ are welcome to attend.

August 2024

Wednesday 7th August
10:00am - 11:00am

Newcastle Store- Kids session - Make your own personalised door plaque

Join us in-store for this children's summer demo!

Get the opportunity to make and decorate your own door personalised door plaque. You'll be using pyrography and wood dye pens, hand drills, sanding tools and more to create your masterpiece. Please note, parents or guardians will need to accompany children throughout the whole session, however do not need to obtain a ticket. Tickets apply per child only. Children aged 6+ are welcome to attend.

Wednesday 7th August
11:30am - 12:30pm

Newcastle Store- Kids session - Make your own personalised door plaque

Join us in-store for this children's summer demo!

Get the opportunity to make and decorate your own door personalised door plaque. You'll be using pyrography and wood dye pens, hand drills, sanding tools and more to create your masterpiece. Please note, parents or guardians will need to accompany children throughout the whole session, however do not need to obtain a ticket. Tickets apply per child only. Children aged 6+ are welcome to attend.

Wednesday 7th August
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Newcastle Store- Kids session - Make your own personalised door plaque

Join us in-store for this children's summer demo!

Get the opportunity to make and decorate your own door personalised door plaque. You'll be using pyrography and wood dye pens, hand drills, sanding tools and more to create your masterpiece. Please note, parents or guardians will need to accompany children throughout the whole session, however do not need to obtain a ticket. Tickets apply per child only. Children aged 6+ are welcome to attend.

Wednesday 14th August
10:00am - 11:00am

Newcastle Store- Kids session - Book mark making

Join us in-store for this children's summer demo!

Get the opportunity to make your own bookmark from plywood. You'll be learning how to scroll saw, measure, drill and sand, so come and get involved! Please note, parents or guardians will need to accompany children throughout the whole session, however do not need to obtain a ticket. Tickets apply per child only. Children aged 6+ are welcome to attend.

Wednesday 14th August
11:30am - 12:30pm

Newcastle Store- Kids session - Book mark making

Join us in-store for this children's summer demo!

Get the opportunity to make your own bookmark from plywood. You'll be learning how to scroll saw, measure, drill and sand, so come and get involved! Please note, parents or guardians will need to accompany children throughout the whole session, however do not need to obtain a ticket. Tickets apply per child only. Children aged 6+ are welcome to attend.

Wednesday 14th August
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Newcastle Store- Kids session - Book mark making

Join us in-store for this children's summer demo!

Get the opportunity to make your own bookmark from plywood. You'll be learning how to scroll saw, measure, drill and sand, so come and get involved! Please note, parents or guardians will need to accompany children throughout the whole session, however do not need to obtain a ticket. Tickets apply per child only. Children aged 6+ are welcome to attend.

Wednesday 21st August
10:00am - 11:00am

Newcastle Store- Kids session - Stained window making

Join us in-store for this children's summer demo!

Get the opportunity to make your own stained window using wood and coloured film. You'll be learning how to handsaw, measure, drill and sand. Please note, parents or guardians will need to accompany children throughout the whole session, however do not need to obtain a ticket. Tickets apply per child only. Children aged 6+ are welcome to attend.

Wednesday 21st August
11:30am - 12:30pm

Newcastle Store- Kids session - Stained window making

Join us in-store for this children's summer demo!

Get the opportunity to make your own stained window using wood and coloured film. You'll be learning how to handsaw, measure, drill and sand. Please note, parents or guardians will need to accompany children throughout the whole session, however do not need to obtain a ticket. Tickets apply per child only. Children aged 6+ are welcome to attend.

Wednesday 21st August
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Newcastle Store- Kids session - Stained window making

Join us in-store for this children's summer demo!

Get the opportunity to make your own stained window using wood and coloured film. You'll be learning how to handsaw, measure, drill and sand. Please note, parents or guardians will need to accompany children throughout the whole session, however do not need to obtain a ticket. Tickets apply per child only. Children aged 6+ are welcome to attend.

Saturday 31st August
10:00am - 4:00pm

Newcastle Store-Rick Dobney Wood Turning Demo

Join us in-store as Rick Dobney spends the day in our Newcastle Store!

Rick first started turning in 2008 and is best known for his off centre and multi axis work. Come along as Rich showcases his unique methods of turning and get the opportunity to ask all of your burning questions. Don't miss out, let us know you're coming today!

September 2024

Saturday 7th September
9:00am - 4:00pm

Newcastle Store- Woodturning chucks, jaws and centres drop in

Join us in-store anytime between 9am - 4pm, as Helen will be talking through our wide range of woodturning chucks, jaws and centres!

Helen will be on hand to explain the different features and benefits of each chuck and accessory, and to answer any of your burning questions. If you'd like more information on all things woodturning, book your place today!

October 2024

Saturday 12th October
9:00am - 5:00pm

Newcastle Store-Hand Tool Restoration

Have you got an old hand tool and not sure on how to bring it back to life?

Join us in-store anytime between 9-5pm to have a chance to see all of the restoration tool products we have on offer. Plus, we will demonstrate the methods in which you can take to tidy up an old plane, chisel or any other woodworking tool. Get your tools looking shiny and new with us in this drop in day! Let us know you're coming today.

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