Axminster

Events

Today (Friday 28th) we have expert Nathan Ford in store demonstrating a range of Fein multi-cutters including the versatile MultiMaster, MultiTalent and Supercut machines. Nathan will focus on general set-up, various blade cuts and techniques. On Saturday 29th our in-store specialist Shaun will be demonstrating precision Leigh jointing jigs and accessories.

Products

We have a number of items on clearance including an assortment of hand tools from just £5 – you’re welcome to come in and browse. Our revamped Live Workshop is nearly finished and we will soon be inviting customers to enjoy our rustic timberclad space with access to a wide range of tools and machines.

Live Workshop

People

After nine years service, we say farewell to Gordon Shepherd who has decided to take the big step into retirement. We wish Gordon all the best and look forward to him popping into the store to say hello – and buy a few products for his projects!

Gordon Shepherd in store

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Basingstoke

Events

This Saturday 29th, Sales Advisor Steve Shelbourn will demonstrate a range of hand abrasives, explaining some of the technical aspects of a skill that is sometimes overlooked in the age of power tools.

Products

On offer is a Jet DC1900A extractor to clear at £450 (original RRP over £900). This industrial specification machine, featuring ‘Vortex’ cone waste separation, is ideal for day-long workshop use.

People

Well Done to one of the newer members of the team, Mayzie Collins, who did a fantastic job at her first scroll saw demonstration last Saturday. With a good turn-out and plenty of interest from our customers, Mayzie is set to be a popular choice for more store demos!

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Cardiff

Events

On Saturday 6th join our in-store specialist Dan McNeil, who will demonstrate the art of pen turning using one of our Trade Series lathes. And with the huge selection of blanks and pen kits available, there is the potential to make the most beautiful pens designed and crafted to individual tastes.

Products

We have a range of products on clearance at the moment including the DeWalt DWV902M M-Class Dust Extractor offered at £474.26 (RRP £529.96) and Axminster Trade Series EX-30 Scroll Saw at £534.96 (RRP £734.11)

People

Congratulations to Sales Advisor Stephan Parker and his wife Lowri on the arrival of their baby girl on 19th April. We look forward to welcoming Alys to our store!

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High Wycombe

Events

Thanks to all our customers who came along to watch international Lie Nielsen demonstrator Deneb Puchalski on Saturday – an entertaining day for both novice and expert woodworkers. Don’t forget we have Wycombe Woodturning Group in store on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. It’s really worthwhile spending time with these talented turners who always bring in a selection of their inspirational pieces.

Turned fruit in a bowl

Products

We have just re-stocked our timber blanks for all our woodturning and carving enthusiasts – please come in and take a closer look. We also have one of the last Jet 2424 classic heavy woodturning lathe in the business on offer at just £3,099.96 (RRP £4,839.96).

JET 2424 Woodturning Lathe

People

One of our most versatile in-store specialists, Chris Kirk, has been getting to grips with Japanese handsaws and is looking forward to demonstrating a selection of these precisely engineered tools on Saturday 6th May. Come along and ‘try before you buy’.

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North Shields

Events

Don’t forget our Turning Tuesday held every  week in store. This is a free event and is hosted by our specialist sales advisors and local woodturner Walter from the Northumbrian Woodturners club. With plenty of helpful advice on tools and techniques, this is an ideal chance to get ‘hands on’ – particularly if you’re thinking about trying woodturning as a new hobby.

Products

With plenty of sunshine and gardens in need of a makeover, why not come in and take a closer look at our gardening tools including the time-saving Fuji PaintWIZ Pro and PaintWIZ Max paint sprayers and accessories? We’ll be demonstrating these products outside the store on Saturday 13th May – please make a note to see these handy spray systems in action.

People

The learning never stops at North Shields and our in-store specialist Nathan has been training one of our new members Ruby in the fine art of pen turning. Sales Advisor Mark Stewart represented North Shields at Deneb Puchalski’s Lie Nielsen masterclass last week – come in and chat to Mark about these superior North American hand tools.

Deneb Puchalski’s Lie-Nielsen masterclass
Sales Advisor Mark Stewart (left) with Deneb (second from right) and other Axminster staff

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Nuneaton

Events

Members of our store team will be attending the popular Woodworks show at Daventry on Thursday 11th and Friday 12th. If you’re in the area, please pop by and say hello – we’ll have a wide range of tools and machinery on display and as always, ‘knowledge with a smile’. See you there!

Products

We have the industrial JET 2424 lathe at £3,099 (RRP £4,839.96) and the cast iron construction Axminster SS-12VS 12” disc sander at a very keen price of £399 – a saving of over £200.

Axminster Disc Sander

People

Rob Sheehan attended a Lie Nelsen hand tools masterclass while Alex is prepares for his bandsaw box demonstration later in May – watch out for further details. We’re also looking forward to having Donal, one of our in-company Lamello experts coming around tomorrow 28th to provide our team with training on these professional jointing machines.

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Sittingbourne

Events

Join us this Saturday 29th when the ‘Tall Australian’ Phil Irons is in store demonstrating his exceptionally creative woodturning talents. Always entertaining and brimming with insights on how to get more out of your woodturning, don’t miss this rare opportunity to see Phil ‘up close and personal’.

Phil Irons woodturning

Products

Bandsaws are reckoned to be one of the most useful machines in the workshop. We still have places open on our ‘Bandsaw Set-up’ course tomorrow Friday 28th as well as our Leigh Jigs course on Thursday 4th May. Have a look at our full calendar of courses – just click through to make a booking.

People

Sales Advisor Colin Niblett is on Powermatic training this week so if you’re interested in learning more about these ‘Gold Standard’ woodworking machines, come along and talk to Colin.

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Warrington

Events

On Saturday 29th we’ll host a Proxxon Small Machinery day in-store – come along and get acquainted with these quality German-made machines, designed and built with model making in mind. The following Saturday 6th May we’ll be demonstrating the time-saving precision of Leigh dovetail jigs.

Products

On clearance at the moment we have an Axminster Hobby BTS10ST Table Saw at £349.99 (RRP £390.32) and a Proxxon Scroll Saw at £359.99 (RRP £406.63).

People

We say farewell to Sales Advisor Daniel Shaw, who has been a hand tool specialist with the store for six years. We wish Dan every success as he launches his own tabletop hobbies and games business.

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