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Axminster

Events

Saturday 3rd – In-store expert Rob James explains machine set-up and blade choice as he demonstrates Axminster Hobby and Trade Series bandsaws.

Saturday 24th – Discover a ‘New Way of Working’ using the UJK Technology Multifunction Workbench and a range of tools and accessories. We’ll show you how to make your own multifunction benchtop using the unique UJK Technology Parf Guide system, and provide an introduction to ‘working square from the start’ – making 45 and 90 degree cuts and joints with absolute precision in a variety of project applications.

We were delighted to have the winner of our Christmas competition in store in January. The top prize of a £500 gift voucher was won by Nicky Hyde, who gave the prize to her father, Dick Hooper – seen here with Sales Advisor Rob James.

Competition Winner

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Our hand sharpening work station in store provides an ideal opportunity to try a range of quality sharpening systems including Rider Honing Guides and Axminster Diamond Sharpeners – designed to achieve a keen edge on plane blades and chisels with repeatable accuracy.

Rider Sharpening Station

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In January, our store welcomed the Ottery St Mary Scout group to the store for an evening of ‘hands on’ Pyrography, Scroll Sawing and Carving – all useful skills as they work towards achieving their Craft badge. We look forward to hosting more of our East Devon scout groups to the store in the future.

Assistant Store Manager Matt McAuley and Sales Advisor Rob James supervised the Carving bench

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Basingstoke

Events

Sunday 4th – Woodturning with the Surrey Association of Woodturners. Mike Spaven and David Stratton demonstrate a range of turning projects using the Axminster Trade Series AT1416VS lathe.

Saturday 24th – Our in-store experts demonstrate a ‘New Way of Working’ using the UJK Technology Multifunction Workbench and a range of tools and accessories. We’ll show you how to make your own multifunction benchtop using the unique UJK Technology Parf Guide system, and provide an introduction to ‘working square from the start’ – making 45 and 90 degree cuts and joints with absolute precision in a variety of project applications.

Throughout February we again host free demonstrations by a master of intricate turning, Anna-Marie Bennett. Make sure you don’t miss the miniature mastery of Anna-Marie every Friday between 10am-3pm.


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Our Live Workshop is always available to try specialised products such as UJK Technology Featherboards and discover how they could improve work accuracy and safety.

Featherboard

Sales Advisor Paul alongside our New Products promotional display, which has become a feature of the store. This is a good place to see some of our new arrivals such as the Spraycraft Precision sandblasting gun.

SprayCraft display

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We have just completed our new store layout, creating a greater sense of space and providing easier navigation between product categories. Congratulations to all the team who worked so hard to make the changes without too much disruption to customer service.

Well Done to Mayzie and Alex who completed their first woodturning course at the Skill Centre in Axminster at the end of January. If you’re looking to try a new hobby, then why not come along and chat to Mayzie or Alex who have ‘started the turning journey’ as well.

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Cardiff

Events

Control and balance over your woodworking projectsSaturday 3rd – Our in-store demonstrator, David Edwards, will be showing you the Arbortech Ball Gouge, specifically designed to provide exceptional control, balance and performance in freehand wood shaping and carving.

Wednesday 7th –  Festool’s territory sales manager Jon Stead is in store all day, demonstrating a range of Festool precision professional tools.

Richard Findley
Richard Findley

Saturday 24th – Internationally recognised Leicestershire-based woodturner, Richard Findley, joins us in-store showcasing the tools and techniques he uses to create one-off prototypes or large production runs.

Saturday 24th – Our in-store experts demonstrate a ‘New Way of Working’ using the UJK Technology Multifunction Workbench and a range of tools and accessories. We’ll show you how to make your own multifunction benchtop using the unique UJK Technology Parf Guide system, and provide an introduction to ‘working square from the start’ – making 45 and 90 degree cuts and joints with absolute precision in a variety of project applications. 

In January, Cardiff store enjoyed a weekend at the National Botanical Gardens of Wales, displaying and demonstrating a range of hobby and craft tools. We’ve already had visitors we met at the show visiting the store and look forward to returning to this exceptional venue again soon.

Botanical gardens

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We currently have an Axminster Industrial spindle moulder on offer at the great price of £1999 (RRP £3689). Come along and take a closer look at this heavy duty precision machine.


Fiona boosted her DIY confidence at our store workshop.

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As part of our commitment to the ‘Spice’ Time Credits programme for community service, we offered an ‘Introduction to Tools and Basic DIY Skills’ workshop at the store, attracting the interest of several enthusiasts who thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

Good news for bird lovers is that we will have special demonstrations on 17th February in support of the RSPB’s National Nest Box Week. With representatives from the RSPB in store, we’ll show you how to make a Nest Box which is just right for the location and for the bird species you hope to attract. Join us anytime between 10am and 3pm.

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High Wycombe

Events

Saturday 24th – Our in-store experts demonstrate a ‘New Way of Working’ using the UJK Technology Multifunction Workbench and a range of tools and accessories. We’ll show you how to make your own multifunction benchtop using the unique UJK Technology Parf Guide system, and provide an introduction to ‘working square from the start’ – making 45 and 90 degree cuts and joints with absolute precision in a variety of project applications.

The store managed an impressive stand at the London Model Engineering show at Alexandra Palace in January and attracted a great deal of interest. Well Done to Paula, Chris and Alex from the Business Services team, we look forward to many new model engineering customers visiting the store soon.


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The store is ready for our February focus on UJK Technology systems and we have just completed our ‘Parf Guide’ wall in store. Expertly built by Andre and Stacey, the eye-catching display highlights just how easy it is to make your own multifunction worktop and start ‘a New Way of Working’.

Just a reminder to customers that we offer bulk buy discounts on Blum kitchen fitting and Zipbolt connection systems. Please come in and take a closer look.

Blum & Zipbolt display

We have an Axminster Trade Series 1016 lathe currently on offer at just £480 (RRP £599.96). This is a great price for this robust, compact lathe.

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Well done to Lydia and Talhah who built our Blum/Zipbolt display, creating a great deal of interest in these specialised products – a great effort.

We would like to congratulate Sales Advisor Chris Kirk on his appointment as Junior Visual Merchandiser and wish him every success in his new role based at our head office in Axminster – we will miss having him in store.

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North Shields

Events

Saturday 24th – Our in-store experts demonstrate a ‘New Way of Working’ using the UJK Technology Multifunction Workbench and a range of tools and accessories. We’ll show you how to make your own multifunction benchtop using the unique UJK Technology Parf Guide system, and provide an introduction to ‘working square from the start’ – making 45 and 90 degree cuts and joints with absolute precision in a variety of project applications.

UJK Technology Multifunction Workbench

Axminster Industrial Series Spindle Moulder

Products

We have a great winter clearance section in the store. Offers include our Axminster Industrial Series SS-510M Spindle Moulder down from £2986.90 to only £1999. The Axminster Industrial AP5300HD3 Bandsaw 3HP is reduced from £3093.90 to just £2499. Plus with a great discount of up to 20% on selected Festool extractors it’s a great time to visit the store.

Clearance
Nathan & Tom

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Sales advisor Nathan Blythe has been working closely with our local Men in Sheds group from Boldon. Tom Brown, the Chairman of the project, has been honing his own skills as well as booking further sessions with other members of the group. Please remember to pop by and ask if you need expert one-to-one guidance – we will do our best to help you.

The store team are looking forward to furthering their own knowledge by attending a range of our skill centre courses. These will include engineering and routing, so keep a lookout for new in-store demonstrations coming soon.

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Nuneaton

Events

Saturday 17th – back by popular demand, Chris Fisher aka The Blind Wood Turner returns to store to provide another of his fascinating demonstrations. Join us as Chris puts his unique spin on the craft of woodturning.

Saturday 24th – Our in-store experts demonstrate a ‘New Way of Working’ using the UJK Technology Multifunction Workbench and a range of tools and accessories. We’ll show you how to make your own multifunction benchtop using the unique UJK Technology Parf Guide system, and provide an introduction to ‘working square from the start’ – making 45 and 90 degree cuts and joints with absolute precision in a variety of project applications.

We’ve just had a most successful hobby and craft weekend in store with a number of talented specialists demonstrating their skills – including guitar maker Andy Brooks of Synergy Custom Guitars who attracted a great deal of attention.


Products

Test a Pyrography system, the Dremel 3000 rotary tool and a range of Japanese hand tools at our new interactive tool station. Come along to the store at any time – there’s nothing like first-hand experience to appreciate these tools.


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In January we hosted the ‘Tall Australian’ Phil Irons in store, demonstrating the Woodcut Bowlsaver MAX3. This was a popular event with Phil providing an entertaining demonstration on the Axminster Trade Series 2030 lathe. Whilst showcasing his distinct creativity Phil encourages customer contributions and I think we all learned something new. We look forward to his return!

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Sittingbourne

Events

Saturday 10th – Come along and watch as our in-store specialist Simon Trinkwon demonstrates how to make classical Japanese joints using Japanese hand saws and chisels. Pop in store anytime between 10-4pm and enjoy our FREE event.

Saturday 24th – Our in-store experts demonstrate a ‘New Way of Working’ using the UJK Technology Multifunction Workbench and a range of tools and accessories. We’ll show you how to make your own multifunction benchtop using the unique UJK Technology Parf Guide system, and provide an introduction to ‘working square from the start’ – making 45 and 90 degree cuts and joints with absolute precision in a variety of project applications.


Products

We have a good range of discounted products, including the Axminster Trade Series AT107PT Planer Thicknesser down from £1196.95 to £899.00.


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Our new interactive stand is designed for customers to ‘try before you buy’ – so come along and make yourself a pen or butterfly puzzle. Our in-store expert Hollie has also been demonstrating the intricacy of the pyrography machine by making chess pieces. One visitor was so impressed that he returned later in the week with a beautifully made chess board to accompany them.

Chessboard

Sales Advisor Simon has redesigned our coffee station using pallet wood, so with lots of new things to see and enjoy, it’s a great time to visit the store.

The new food wagon in our car park, serving hot food and drinks, is proving popular with customers and staff. Open Monday to Saturday (with the exception of Wednesday) between 9am-2pm – adding a little hmm to the ah-ha of your visit!

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Warrington

Events

Sunday 11th – we are proud to be attending and sponsoring a charity golf tournament at Birchwood Golf Course. For some time we have supported St Rocco’s, a charity which provides help to those living with life-limiting illnesses. We look forward to presenting the winner with an Axminster Gift Card.

Saturday 24th – Our in-store experts demonstrate a ‘New Way of Working’ using the UJK Technology Multifunction Workbench and a range of tools and accessories. We’ll show you how to make your own multifunction benchtop using the unique UJK Technology Parf Guide system, and provide an introduction to ‘working square from the start’ – making 45 and 90 degree cuts and joints with absolute precision in a variety of project applications.


Warrington "try-before-you-buy" stationProducts

We are busy setting up new demonstration areas so that customers can get hands on with the tools. We feel that ‘try before you buy’ is part of what makes Axminster different!

There are special offers for the woodworker and engineer. Our Axminster Trade Series 1016VS Lathe is down from £599.96 to £499.96. A Jet Bobbin Sander is down from £1608.13 to £1299.99 and an Axminster Engineer Series SX3 Mill Drill has been reduced from £2211.77 to £1559.99. Come along and take a closer look – don’t miss out on these bargains!


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Working closely with Emmaus Bolton, a charity who offer a home and work to former homeless people, we have helped design and install a bespoke workshop. This will enable those with fewer opportunities the chance to learn and rebuild their skills, without the costs. We will provide training on how to use the tools and machinery safely and look forward to being part of the journey.

Skilled Sales Advisor Shaunie Buckley has been utilising our new pyrography station to provide hands-on guidance to customers eager to learn a new hobby. Shaunie, together with our other in-house experts, are looking forward to helping visitors get the best from their own projects.

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