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...
Try Festool tools for yourself and discover why the range is so unique.
If you're not in a hurry to leave why not take your tea break in store.
These workshops offer you the opportunity to see machinery in use and get hands on.
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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!
Our in-store demonstrator Shaun Vincent will be showcasing the various features and benefits of Leigh dovetail jigs, using the D4R model as an example together with the Festool OF1400 router.
Shaun will show you how to set up and use this versatile jig to produce accurate, artisan dovetails every time. Shaun will also look at troubleshooting issues.
Join the latest craze and let our in-store demonstrator Adrian Broadhead guide you through creating custom made Fidget Spinners, using an Axminster Trade Series scroll saw and the Antex pyrography set.
Jason Breach, Axminster Skill Centre tutor and internationally acclaimed woodturner, will be joining us in store to demonstrate his incredible woodturning skills. Jason will also offer advice and tips, plus go through various techniques that can be applied to the art of woodturning. Jason is well known and highly respected within the woodturning community. He has carried out demonstrations all over the world and has built up a strong following in both the UK and Australia.
Woodturning has played a huge part in Jason's life and continues to be his passion. One of his trademark skills is making turned boxes, believing that the natural grain and colour of the work should enhance the piece and not be hidden.
If you would like to see a master of woodturning at his craft, come along and watch Jason in action using the Trade Series 1628VS lathe, and be inspired by some of his beautiful creations.
This will be a day aimed at encouraging customers to get hands-on with pyrography tools under the guidance of our in store expert Dan Walsh.
Dan will show you everything you need to know to get started in this rewarding and enjoyable hobby. He will demonstrate how to use the various accessories available and techniques required to make the most of this creative art. One thing is certain, you don't need a large workshop to enjoy this hobby - a small space or even the kitchen table will be adequate.
Please join Dan in store and have a go at the creative art of pyrography.
Join us in store with Exeter Woodcarvers who will be demonstrating how to carve creatively using Arbortech and Flexcut tools, and offering advice to all levels of carving ability. Come along to see the range of superbly handcrafted items that the carvers have produced over the years.
Festool manufacture some of the most innovative power tools available, with every small detail considered in the design and manufacturing process. Within Festool's range of products are a number of unique tools that once owned, it is difficult to see how you managed without them.
If you are one of those undecided customers who asks whether a tool will actually do what you want it to do, then this is the perfect opportunity to come along and meet Festool's, Jon Stead. Jon will be here all day to answer any questions and let you try out some of Festool's products.
Pocket hole joinery is all about making strong, hidden joints that are fast and easy to produce. And the UJK Technology pocket hole jig does just that! It is perfect for many applications from furniture making to kitchen fitting, resulting in very strong frames and carcases. Whether you are a complete beginner or a seasoned professional, this jig will make a great addition to your toolkit and will give years of reliable usage.
Learn more about pocket hole joinery and get hands-on with the UJK Technology pocket hole jig under the guidance of our in-store demonstrator Jack Price.
Jack will also be looking at repairs using the UJK pocket hole jig together with Festool's CXS drill.
DeWalt demonstrator Matt Ryan will be in store to offer advice and guidance on the use of a wide range of DeWalt cordless power tools - including the new 54V Flexvolt tools which provide unrivaled portable power.