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...

Pen Kits with Personality

Pen Kits with Personality

Our pen kits from Penn State Ind. USA, are full of character and style; perfect for the knight in shining armour, a vintage Victorian and the petrol head alike! Mix with an array of pen blanks, in various colours and patterns to make a truly, personalised pen. - Design your pen

Turn your own wood jaw plates

Wood jaw plates are a versatile aid for attaching your turned wooden jaws of your own design to your woodturning chuck. We’ve turned to our turning expert Colwin Way to show you how to do so quickly and easily. - Find out how to make yours

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