The Trafalgar Way, Axminster,
Devon. EX13 5SN
|Monday - Friday||8am - 5.30pm|
|Saturday||9am - 5pm|
Our experts can sharpen your plane blades, woodturning gouges, carving chisels...
These workshops offer you the opportunity to see machinery in use and get hands on.
If you're not in a hurry to leave why not take your tea break in store.
Let your tools pay for themselves - we can explain your finance options - find out more
As part of our service parking is free to all customers.
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We welcome hobbyists, professionals and clubs to come along and join in and from time to time we will also have special guests and suppliers in store.
The Axminster Skill Centre offers our customers the opportunity to develop their skills within the diverse range of woodworking, engineering and associated crafts - book a course today...
We have kitted out an area the size of a small garage that any enthusiast would be proud of. We understand that looking at a machine isn't always enough - live workshops offer you the opportunity to see the machines in use and get hands on.
Come to an event and be inspired by our experts and special guests as they give practical demonstrations
Our free events offer a great opportunity to learn a new skill and meet like-minded people. Try the latest tools and machinery - we'll encourage you to get involved. If you need professional advice, our experts are always happy to help.
You can also expect exclusive offers throughout the store so take a look at our calendar and we'll look forward to seeing you!
Why not start the New Year with a New Hobby?
Join us in store as our skilled specialists show you how to make a start on wood carving and pyrography. Using a range of carving tools including the renowned Flexcut brand beginners kit and our own Axminster detail carving sets, we'll demonstrate just how easy it is to take your first steps on an exciting creative journey. On the day, we'll show just how easy it is to achieve satisfying results with pyrography - using the Antex Fire Writer kit and the Axminster Variable Output Pyrography station. Whether carving or pyrography - or both - we're sure you'll come away feeling inspired to learn an absorbing and enriching new hobby.
Our in-store demonstrator and bandsaw expert Rob James with be looking at bandsaws within the Axminster Hobby Series and Trade Series ranges. Rob will take you through blade choice and machine setup. He will also show how the UJK Technology Bandsaw Buddy can be used with the bandsaw and has proved to be an invaluable accessory. If you would like to learn more about bandsaws, this is a demonstration not to be missed.
Store manager Matthew Youngs will be looking at the full range of power tool and machinery extractors. He will also offer advice on installation, machine choice, filtration and anything related to extraction. If you are about to install extraction in your workshop or thinking of upgrading your existing machine, this is a demonstration well worth attending.
Our in-store demonstrator Jack Price with be looking at the multi-tools of Fein, DeWalt, Makita and Bosch. Which of these machines would you choose? Jack will also cover the range of blades available for these tools.
If buying or upgrading your multi-tool is on your wishlist, come along to this demonstration and try them all.
Rob James from our Axminster store will be in Warrington demonstrating the Axminster Hobby Series and Trade Series planer thicknessers. He will run through setup and using these machines, paying particular attention to those which have a spiral blade cutter block.
If you are thinking of installing a planer thicknesser in your workshop, this would be a useful demonstration to attend.
Our in-store demonstrator and routing expert Shaun Vincent will be demonstrating the Leigh RTJ400 dovetail jig together with the Festool OF1400 router. Shaun will take you through setup and how to use the jig and router. He will also provide advice on other jigs available.
If you are keen to learn more and discover the best routing techniques, this would be a useful demonstration to attend.