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Axminster

Events

Friday 1st – our in-store expert Rob demonstrates and explains features and benefits of a selection of hobby and trade table saws.
Friday 8th – we re-visit Japanese hand saws and demonstrate the accuracy and precision which can be achieved using these unique pull action saws.

Products

Our New Products Promotion bay is now all lit up and displaying a selection of new products – quite an eye-catcher as you walk into store. Come along and take a closer look.

New Products Promotion bay

People

Two of our team members – Store Manager Matt Youngs and Sales Advisor Rob James – spent a busy three days on the Axminster Tools & Machinery stand at the North of England Woodworking and Power Tool show in Harrogate in November. Matt managed our impressive Axminster Trade Series and Hobby machines while Rob took charge of our first ever display of Powermatic machines.

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Basingstoke

Events

Sunday 3rd – The Surrey Association of Woodturners are in store demonstrating various Christmas projects for the lathe.

More good news for our woodturning customers is that creative woodturner Anna-Marie Bennett of the Surrey Association of Woodturners will be in store every Friday through December, demonstrating just how to turn her signature finely detailed jewellery pieces. Check with the store but Anna-Marie will usually be in between 9.30am and 3pm.

Products

We have the heavy-duty Jet 1440VS Lathe and Stand on offer at just £999 (was £1,779.57) – this is the last one at this incredible price so make sure you don’t miss out!

Jet lathe

People

Sales Advisor Steve Shelbourn attended a training course with Festool during the month and is right up to date with the latest products and accessories from this premium power tool brand.

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Cardiff

Events

Sunday 10th – Woodturning and Carving with Emma Cook aka The Tiny Turner.
Saturday 16th – Sunday 17th – Woodcarving with the BWA. Our good friends from the British Woodturners Association are back in store again showcasing their talents and providing enthusiastic guidance and advice.

Products

The Cardiff store Christmas promotion is well under way with a range of products to suit every budget – from LED torches and tape measures to power tools and machines. Come along and see our Christmas display.

People

Our ‘Triumph of the Woodturners’ event was a resounding success with over 60 woodturners registered for the event before the doors opened last Saturday! Many thanks to our woodturning wizards Gary Rance and Steve Heeley who provided the magic and thanks to all our customers who supported the event and made the day so memorable.

Our new Coffee Bar continues to be a popular stop for customers browsing the store and provides a chance to relax and chat to our team about project requirements. Come along and have a coffee soon!

Coffee bar

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High Wycombe

Events

Saturday 2nd – Christmas Carving demonstration with our store specialists Lydia Spracklen and Andre May. Get creative with your decorations this Christmas using the Axminster heavy duty flex drive with carving head and Flexcut chisels.
Saturday 9th – Why not learn to turn a pen for a personalised gift this Christmas? Join Talhah Rasool as he shows how to make a variety of pens using wood or acrylic.
Saturday 16th – In-store demonstrator Chris Kirk shows how to make personalised Christmas tags using the Antex Firewriter pyrography set.

Products

Our Axminster Trade Series scroll saw demonstrations have proved to be very popular in the run-up to Christmas and we have been privileged to display the beautifully detailed work of local craftsman George Lloyd. His Christmas sleigh and other filigreed pieces continue to be a talking point in store.

People

We have recently been out to visit the Black Park Shed in nearby Slough – a new member of the Men’s Sheds Association. They needed a little help repairing the shed and to get them started we donated a few essentials including hammers, saws and tape measures.

Black Park Shed
Craig with Keith Gillard at the shed

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North Shields

Events

Thursday 30th November – Friday 1 December – Festool power tools with professional demonstrator Trevor Wilkinson.
Saturday 9th – Scroll Saw Christmas decorations with in-store specialist Ruby Leithead.
Saturday 16th – Pen turning with the North Shields team. Come along and get hands on yourself – it may be the start of a new hobby for the New Year!

Our Turning Tuesdays continue to attract plenty of woodturning enthusiasts who are steadily adding to our growing display of turned items.

Turned items

Products

We have a number of products on our clearance table at the moment including a Bosch Plus Combi Drill Driver now on offer at just £42. Come along and take a closer look.

Clearance items

People

North Shields store is proud to support GWK Woodsheds in Newcastle, a social enterprise which aims to improve the lives of those in the local community, through making furniture and decorative products using reclaimed timbers.

Mark Bloomfield at GWK
Mark Bloomfield at GWK

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Nuneaton

Events

Saturday 9th – Woodturning and Carving with Emma Cook aka The Tiny Turner. Join Emma in store as she shares her enchanting and distinctive creativity using a range of techniques, tools and materials.

Products

We have a Jet 1440VS lathe on offer at the moment at just £999 – a further saving on the reduced price of £1,229.96. Come along and take a closer look at this robust, variable speed machine.

People

Sales Advisors Rob Sheehan and Peter French attended the Warley National Model Railway Exhibition at the NEC from 25-26th November and we were overwhelmed by the enthusiastic support and interest from visitors. We look forward to seeing many of you again in store soon!

Warley National Model Railway Exhibition

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Sittingbourne

Events

Saturday 2nd – Pen turning with our in-store expert Peter Hibbins, using the Axminster Trade Series Precision Pro Lathe.
Saturday 9th – Making Christmas decorations on the lathe – a chance to learn from the experts, get hands on and create personalised, unique Christmas decorations.
Saturday 16th – Our in-store experts demonstrate a wide range of precision Proxxon tools and machines – ideal for modelmakers.

People

If you’re looking for a unique Christmas gift or a treat for yourself, why not book one of our Skill Centre courses here at the store in December? We still have vacancies for our Pen Making course on Friday 1st, Tormek Sharpening (Woodturning chisels) on Wednesday 13th and Scroll Saws on Friday 15th. Get in touch with the store directly on 01795 437143 or visit our Skill Centre online.

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Warrington

Events

Saturday 2nd December – Make a Fidget Spinner with our in-store craft specialist Dave Jones – an ideal stocking filler.
Saturday 16th December – Local professional woodturner Ray Jones is in store providing insights into tools and techniques which can help take your woodturning to the next level.

Products

Exclusive to the Warrington store, we have a number of ‘post-Black Friday’ products on offer while stocks last so please come along and grab yourself a bargain.

Clearance items

People

Our marketing partnership with Birchwood Golf Club only 5 miles away continues to grow and in December we are very proud to be a co-sponsor of a charity fundraiser at the club on Saturday 2nd and to sponsor their Winter Comp on Saturday 16th. In 2017-18 the club’s chosen charities are St Rocco’s Hospice and The National Autistic Society.

Chris Fisher aka The Blind Woodturner has become a favourite demonstrator at the store and we were very pleased to see him at the North of England Woodworking and Power Tool show at Harrogate in November. We look forward to his demonstrations at the store in the New Year.

Chris Fisher with Phil Lewis
Chris Fisher with Phil Lewis

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