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Join us tomorrow (Saturday 25th March) to see store manager Matthew Youngs demonstrate the Festool DOMINO jointing system including the DOMINO DF 500 and XL DF 700. “These are probably my favourite tools,” says Matthew. Come along and find out why!

Matthew Youngs with the Festool DOMINO jointing system
Axminster Store Manager Matthew Youngs is ready to demonstrate the Festool DOMINO jointing system tomorrow from 10am-4pm

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We’re extending our Live Workshop to create more working space – which means more elbow room to get ‘hands on’ with a wide range of tools and machines. It should be up and running in a fortnight’s time so please bear with us until then.

People

Our in-store experts like to keep themselves up-to-date – Jack Price has been on an intensive Bosch power tools course and Adrian Broadhead has just completed an Engineering training session at our Skill Centre. Pop in and put their new skills to the test.

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Basingstoke

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Don’t miss talented young furniture maker and Basingstoke sales advisor Matt Estlea as he demonstrates Axminster Rider planes in store tomorrow (Saturday 25th). Matt will show you how to get the most from these quality tools with the correct setup and the best sharpening techniques. You can find out more  about Matt’s background here.

Products

If you’re looking for a great deal, we have an industrial spec Jet 2424 short bed lathe on clearance at just £3,000 (RRP over £4,800) and a Jet DC1900A extractor (RRP £596.96) that’s open for offers! These are only available in store.

People

We say a big welcome to new starters Steve Shelbourn and Rachel Harriss – we look forward to having their support on the shop floor.

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Cardiff

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The store team would like to say ‘Thank You’ to all our demonstrators and customers who supported our Big Woodworking Weekend earlier in the month – this was a great success! Congrats as well to the winners of our prize draw, Andrew Bridge and Alan Edwards. Tomorrow (Saturday 25th) our deputy store manager Katie Reid will be demonstrating scroll saw ideas for Mother’s Day; perfect if you’re yet to get a present sorted.

Products

We have a number of products on clearance at the moment including an Axminster Trade Series EX-30 scroll saw now marked down to £534.96 (RRP £734.11). All offers are only available in store so why not come and take a look.

People

Stephan Parker and Dan McNeil have just returned from three days’ training with Bosch so they’re really up-to-date on the latest Bosch products. We have a wide selection of both Bosch ‘blue’ and ‘green’ to cover both trade and home use.

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High Wycombe

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Our in-store specialist Stacey Davies will be back on the scroll saw tomorrow (Saturday 25th) producing a range of creative Easter decorations. If you’re thinking about starting a new hobby or need a little inspiration for an Easter project, come along and have a chat with Stacey.

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Our deputy store manager, Paula Webb, has just completed the Woodturning Part 1 course – and she’d like you to come in and take a closer look at our superb new Powermatic lathes.

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North Shields

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The Kibblesworth Woodcarving club return to our store tomorrow (Saturday 25th March) to showcase some of their latest work, offering advice and guidance to both novice and more experienced woodcarvers.

Products

The new DeWALT FLEXVOLT system is drawing a great deal of interest and we have expert Steve Page in store on Friday 31st March to demonstrate the ‘power of corded, the freedom of cordless’ – don’t miss out!

People

We have a few new faces in the North Shields store – welcome to Ruby Leithead and Stephen Metcalfe. Good news for local football fans; the Axminster sponsored kit for the Blyth Little Spartans has just been printed and we look forward to seeing those talented youngsters in action soon.

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Nuneaton

Events

Some of our team are at the Midlands Woodworking and Power Tool Show at Newark Showground today and tomorrow (24th and 25th March). Please pop by and say hello – we have plenty of tools, machines and good advice on offer!

Products

For those of you who like to ‘try before you buy’, we’ve just completed our in-store power tool demo bench – come along and get to grips with a wide selection of power tools. Remember, we’re never beaten on price for professional power tools!

People

Our new Deputy Manager, Tristan Ainsworth, joins the team bringing extensive retail experience and a talent for DIY – welcome!

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Sittingbourne

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Sittingbourne store has its very own Skill Centre and next week we’ll host our very first Wood Machining course, covering bandsaws, table saws and planer thicknessers. Other courses coming up include Spindle Moulders, Woodturning Bowls and Platters, Tormek Sharpening and Pyrography. We still have a couple of vacancies so if you’re interested please book online.

Products

Don’t miss Festool’s Leon Maidment and Allan Steenkamp who will be in store on Friday 30th March to demonstrate the new Planex Easy, Kapex KS60 and SYSROCK BR10 radio with DAB. This will be a great opportunity to see Festool’s new range of products and speak to a Festool pro.

People

Well done to Colin Niblett who has just returned from an in-depth Bosch products training course, he’s ready to handle any questions you wish to throw at him; Bosch related or otherwise.

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Warrington

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Tomorrow (25th March) don’t miss the chance to see our very own Skill Centre tutor Colwin Way live in store. An internationally recognised woodturner, Colwin’s entertaining and informative demonstrations are not to be missed.

Products

One of our favourite customers, Stephen Watson, is a real fan of our Axminster brand. He’s recently kitted out his super-compact workshop with (mostly!) our tools and machines. Take a look at Stephen’s video which highlights how to make the most of a small workspace.

People

Sales advisor Phil Cattrall has recently completed a Bosch training course, while our store manager Phil Lewis completed his first woodturning course at the Axminster Skill Centre in Devon. Why not come in and test their knowledge?

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