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Living Wage Foundation announces shortlist for Champion Awards

Axminster Tools & Machinery are on the shortlist for the Living Wage Champion Awards 2016, compiled by the Living Wage Foundation. The awards...

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Why this Lamello product is a finalist in W16 competition

Lamello’s Divario P-18, the innovative and ingenious self-clamping connector, is one of 38 finalists in the Elements of Innovation at W16. At Axminster, we have a long relationship with Swiss...

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Skills of High Wycombe Day

High Wycombe has long been known for its skills in craft and traditional furniture production and to celebrate this heritage we are holding a FREE Skills Day at our High Wycombe store. The aim is to bring together local and like-minded hobbyists...

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The Virtues of a Scraper Plane

A few weeks ago, I spent some time looking at the hand-held cabinet scraper which is nothing more or less than a blank of steel with a minute...

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Simple fixes for when things go wrong in the workshop

Problems: what causes them? It has been known, occasionally in the past (and now a lot more often) for me to make mistakes; the odd gaffe which is never deliberate but seems to happen with...

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Does a metalwork area have a place in a woodworking workshop?

Although it sounds simple, this is a bit of a ticklish area to discuss and is liable to raise the hackles of some makers who might (in their case) rightly argue that metalwork has no place in a fine woodworking ‘shop. This argument doesn’t...