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Axminster

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Saturday 3rd June – In-store specialist Rob James demonstrates both the Axminster Trade Series AT107PT and AT129PT planer thicknessers.

Friday 16th June – International Lamello demonstrator, Marco Ress will be demonstrating a range of Lamello wood jointing products.

Saturday 24th June – In-store specialist Shaun Vincent will be showcasing the various features and benefits of Leigh dovetail jigs, using the D4R model together with the Festool OF1400 router.

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The new heavy-duty Axminster Trade Saw Horses are in stock set up with cross supports. Come along to see just how strong and stable they are! Make sure you take a closer look at our new ‘try before you buy’ areas, featuring diamond sharpeners and a range of ‘snap-in’ Microplane rasps.

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Sales Advisor Dan Walsh has attended a fine hand tool course with Skill Centre tutor Jason Breach. Both Dan and Shaun Vincent have been getting hands on honing their pyrography skills in the Live Workshop while Matt McAuley & Adrian Broadhead have been developing and making fidget spinners which they aim to demonstrate at local fairs this summer.


And calling all birdwatchers. The cranes that nest in the field behind the store every summer have returned. Bring your binoculars!

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Basingstoke

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Sunday 4th June – The Surrey Association of Woodturners are in store demonstrating various woodturning techniques, offering advice on turning and enlisting new members – come along and join up!

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We currently have on offer an Axminster Trade Series panel saw at £1,999.99 (normal RRP £2,169.96). Also, our store team is very impressed with the all-round quality and quietness of the new SparMax Airbrush compressor – please come along to see and hear for yourself.

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For some time we have supported Naomi House and Jacksplace, a charity which provides care for life-limited young people. In May we were presented with a thank you card which we were proud to display in the store. Thank you for your support!

Fundraising for Naomi House and Jacksplace

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Cardiff

Events

Saturday 3rd June – An in house multi-tool demonstration will be taking place.

Thursday 8th June – A day of demonstrations of the Lamello jointing systems from international Lamello demonstrator, Marco Ress.

Saturday 10th – In store demonstrations of the UJK Technology Pocket Hole Jig.

Friday 16th and Saturday 17th June – We’ll be at the Cardiff Football Stadium for the Hobby and Craft show.

Saturday 17th June – Learn how to use the Tormek T-8 sharpening system with our in store demos.

Friday 30th June – Bosch Professional power tools demonstrated by Kevin Anderson of Bosch.

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Our new Axminster Trade Saw Horses are proving to be a popular choice for trade and DIY customers. Come along to the store and take a closer look at these immensely strong supports which are quick and easy to set up.

The recently arrived Powermatic woodworking machines – favourites of the North American woodworking community – are a star attraction in store and we invite all customers looking to upgrade their workshop to visit the store to appreciate these ‘Gold Standard’ machines.

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Store Manager Lee Parfitt and Sales Advisor David Edwards recently attended a two-day Festool course to enrich their knowledge of a number of jointing, sawing, drilling and sanding products. Come and chat to Lee and David about the general use and benefits of these premium quality power tools.

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High Wycombe

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Saturday 3rd June – An explanation of quality Finishing hosted by our Deputy Store Manager Paula Webb.

Friday 9th June – Lamello P-system jointing demonstration with international demonstrator Marco Ress.

Saturday 10th June – Join us for a day sharing the woodturning expertise of international woodturner and Axminster Skill Centre tutor, Jason Breach.

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Our UJK Technology Parf Guide system has been demonstrated in store by Sales Advisor Andre May, who has shown customers how easy it is to create a custom-made portable track saw cutting station.

Using the Parf Guide system, Andre built our new carving table which features a tilting Axminster Trade Carver’s Vice and Axminster Heavy Duty Flexible Drive unit. The carving table provides plenty of solid support for carving projects and is particularly useful to resist force when hand carving.

Our Axminster Trade Saw Horses are selling fast so make sure you get into store soon and grab a pair of these super-strong foldaway trestles.

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North Shields

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Saturday 3rd June – in store specialist Matthew Roberton shows how to get the best from corded and cordless Fein multi-tools and provide an opportunity for you try these for yourself.

Saturday 10th June – Another of our experts, Nathan Blythe will demonstrate the art of airbrushing using equipment from the SprayCraft range. Nathan will focus on the SP30 Top Feed airbrush and compressor set.

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At our interactive tool station we currently have Pyrography systems, the Dremel 3000 rotary tool and Japanese hand tools ready to try. Come along and try a few for yourself – there’s nothing like first-hand experience to appreciate these detail tools.

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Our New Deputy Store Manager, Stephen Metcalf has been learning the delicate art of pen turning under the guidance of our in-store expert Nathan Blythe this week. Stephen has been using an Axminster Trade Series Precision Pro pen-turning lathe producing several display pens. If you would like to learn more about pen turning, please come along to our ‘Turning Tuesdays’ – every Tuesday from 10.30am – 2.00pm.

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Nuneaton

Events

Friday 9th June – we host John Sutton who will demonstrate a range of Bosch Professional Power Tools – an ideal chance to get to grips with ‘Bosch Blue’.

Thursday 15th June – International Lamello demonstrator Marco Ress will be in store to demonstrate the Lamello P-system which includes use of the Zeta P-2 biscuit jointer with Clamex-P, Tenso-P and Divario-P connectors.

Products

We have a special on Stabila at the moment with the 70-2 series 60cm and 120cm levels and a 2D level all in a protective carry bag for just £29.99. For woodturning enthusiasts, we have the heavy-duty Jet 2424 lathe on offer at only £3,099.96.

Our new decking promotional end highlights a range of products to help ‘Get your deck sorted’ this summer – including our new stainless steel double-thread deck screws for strong, firm compression of decking planks.

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Store Manager Jade Haywood and Deputy Store Manager Tristan have been actively promoting the use of our interactive tool bench. A number of customers have enjoyed trying various power tools and hand tools. We feel that ‘try before you buy’ is part of what makes Axminster different!

Interactive tool bench

Rob Sheehan is attending a hand tools course at our Axminster HQ – already very ‘handy’ with most woodworking tools, this refresher helps ensure he can provide you with the best advice on the latest tools.

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Sittingbourne

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Saturday 3rd June – in store expert Colin Niblett demonstrates the power and quality of our extensive range of Swan compressors.

Saturday 10th June – Professional woodturner Steve Heeley returns to our store with plenty of practical guidance.

Saturday 24th June – The Hamlet Wood Carvers in Maidstone will be in store demonstrating their skills and offering advice to skilled and novice carvers alike.

Products

Used with the UJK Technology Router Table, the UJK Technology Professional Coping Sled brings safety and control particularly when profiling end-grain. Using this versatile accessory is included in the Beginners Routing Course, and seen demonstrated by our Skill Centre tutor Peter Hibbin earlier this month. If you’d like to register for any of a wide range of courses offered by our Skill Centre courses, just click here.

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We are proud to support the Canterbury and District Food Bank. Store Manager David Johns recently presented a £50 store Gift Card to Nick Delo of the Garden of England Woodturners who hosted a fund-raising event for the food bank on 6th May.

Store Manager David Johns presenting a £50 Gift Card to Nick Delo of the Garden of England Woodturners

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Warrington

Events

Sunday 4th and Monday 5th June – Look out for one of our Warrington team, Dave Jones, who will be at the Tatton Park Classic Car Show. Dave will have a wide range of products on display including Proxxon tools and machines and our SprayCraft polishing range.

Wednesday 14th June – Join international Lamello demonstrator Marco Ress in store demonstrating a range of these world-leading jointing machines and systems.

Saturday 17th June – In-store specialist Shaunie Buckley will demonstrate UJK Technology Pocket Hole Jigs.

Saturday 24th June – Paul Otter will demonstrate precision Lie-Nielsen hand tools.

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Don’t forget Father’s Day on June 18th. We have plenty of gift ideas in store including the amazing multi-function Victorinox Swiss Army Card at £19.99 (exclusive to Warrington store) and a double leather tool pouch at £9.99 And if you’re not sure what Dad might like then why not let him decide with one of our store Gift Cards?

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Deputy Store Manager Paul Otter attends an Engineering course at Axminster HQ in the middle of this month and both Paul and Store Manager Phil will attend the Bambi compressor training at Nuneaton store. Phil also completes part 2 of his woodturning training down at the Axminster Skill Centre later in the month.

Sales Advisor, Dave Jones visited our Cardiff store in May to spend time with the skilled members of a local woodcarving club and is ready to share his knowledge.

Dave Jones woodcarving

We’re working hard as always to become better acquainted with our local community and have invited 30 schools from the local area to visit the store and to get interested students ‘hands on’ with some of our tools in a supervised environment.

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  • Keith Brooks

    Need events in essex all so far away

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