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Opening hours over May Bank Holidays

Saturday 5th May Open as normal
Sunday 6th May Closed
Monday 7th May Closed
Tuesday 8th May Open as normal
Saturday 26th May Open as normal
Sunday 27th May Closed
Monday 28th May Closed
Tuesday 29th May Open as normal
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Saturday 28th April – Don’t forget to come into the store this Saturday for the second of our ‘Back To Basics’ series. Please feel free to drop into this demonstration at any time between 10am – 4pm – we’ll be serving up bite-size Back to Basics info throughout the day!

Friday 11th and Saturday 12th May – Join us for Woodworks@Daventry Show in Daventry Leisure Centre. Exciting demonstrations will be performed by professional woodturners and the woodturning clubs will be exhibiting their endeavours and getting involved in the annual inter-club competitions.  Rob Sheehan and our newest member of staff Jay Swaine will be representing the store in the trader’s area. They will be showcasing a range of small lathes, chucks, jaws, pen mandrels and accessories.

Saturday 26th May – In the third of our Back to Basics series, we take a closer look at hand chisels, which are amongst the oldest tools in the chest yet are still considered essential to woodworking professionals and hobby enthusiasts alike. Throughout May, our experts will guide you towards crafting those classic joints including dovetails and mortices – and teach you how to sharpen your chisels with repeatable accuracy. Join us in store on the 26th for our national chisels and sharpening demonstration – anytime between 10am and 4pm. See you there!

Rider chisels in use, creating a mortice joint
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Manager’s message

The May bank holidays will soon be here and if you’re planning to tackle those nagging DIY projects we have the tools to help and test stations, so you can try before you buy!
For some of you, the long weekends will inspire creativity, much like instore enthusiast Rob who has been busy making wheel hubs to help Friends of Brandon Woods Charity make a wagon. The wagon originates from Warwick Castle Estate and its estimated it will take 12-24 months to complete the restoration. Whatever your project is going to be we have a beautiful selection of timber to get you started.

Personally, I am taking every opportunity to rest before my baby is born so I will be spending the first bank holiday soaking up the sun in peace, I hope!

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Did you know…

We’ve been supporting The Furniture Makers’ Company for many years. Axminster’s Managing Director Alan Styles has recently been made a liveryman, moving up from the position of corporate liveryman, which he became in 2013. Alongside Alan, Axminster’s Sales Director Darran McLeod was also admitted to the Furniture Makers’ Company as a corporate liveryman.

Furniture Makers' Company
Far left: Darran McLeod, second right: Alan Styles

“I feel honoured to have been made a liveryman of The Furniture Makers’ Company. The Company carries out invaluable work in education, supporting and promoting promising young furniture makers. Its other charitable work includes lending a helping hand to those in need who have worked in the furniture industry, in the form of grants, services and time. We at Axminster are pleased to be able to work with and support such a highly regarded organisation” – Alan Styles

Quote of the Month

“Don’t learn safety by accident… remember your PPE”

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