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Up next: Saturday 15th April
Carlyn Lindsay Spinning Top Box Demo
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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.
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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.
Sittingbourne Store- Carlyn Lindsay Spinning Top Box Demo
Carlyn will be demonstrating making a spinning top box on the lathe.
The demo includes thread chasing an insert for the box and turning a laminated handle.
Sittingbourne Store- Bow and Arrow Making Demonstration
Join Master Fletcher and Bowyer, Chris Jury in-store and learn about bow and arrow making.
He will demonstrate how the bow is shaped and then tillered (made to bend evenly) and how to seal it and wax it, as well as how the string is made and reinforced in the centre. There will be a demonstration of making the arrows, preparing the shafts cutting the slots, fitting the heads and glued and binding on the feathers.
Sittingbourne 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.