Axminster prides itself on carrying an extensive range of machines, hand tools, accessories, sundries and project kits for a wide variety of woodturning, crafts and hobbies. Whether you create for pleasure or for profit you will find what you need here. We also run a number of courses in our Skill Centre for all abilities to ensure you get the best out of your tools and craft... buy with confidence from Axminster.

Lathes & Accessories

Axminster Hobby and Trade Series lathes come with our unique 3 year guarantee.

Axminster Hobby Series AWSL Woodturning Lathe

Hobby Series

Great value, easy-to-use machines that are perfect for home use

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Axminster Trade Series AT1416VS Woodturning Lathe

Trade Series

Solid and very reliable machines designed to be used every day

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Axminster Evolution Series

Evolution Series

Our centres and boring accessories are worthy of a place in any turner's kit

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Jet JWL-1221VS Woodturning Lathe

JET Machinery

Quality manufacturer of the highest quality products available

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Axminster 5 Year Chuck Guarantee

Axminster 5 Year Chuck Guarantee

Together with Axminster's 3 year guarantee on Machinery, it's probably the most comprehensive free guarantee ever - buy with confidence from Axminster! Find out more

Axminster Skill Centre

Woodturning Courses

Whether you are considering taking up woodturning and purchasing a lathe or have been turning for some years and looking for new inspiration, our courses are tailored to suit your requirements - book a course today...

New Pen Kits

New Pen Kits

Whether you’re making Christmas gifts for loved ones or craft fairs, make your pens stand out with our new range of pen kits. - View our kits

Axminster Precision Pro Lathe

Purpose built for the pen and small project turner, this compact and portable lathe offers serious power and capacity to make batch projects effortlessly. - Discover more

Crown Tools

Manufacturing traditional woodworking hand tools for over fifty years


A massive selection of kits, from pens and pencils to pepper mills and more!


Specialist tools including hollowing tools and a bowl coring system.

Henry Taylor

Hand Forged Steel Wood Working Tools for Wood Carving and Woodturning