Basingstoke Store

Winchester Road, Basingstoke,
Hampshire. RG22 6HN

01256 637477

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 8am - 7pm
Saturday 9am - 5.30pm
Sunday 10.30am - 4.30pm (browsing from 10am)
Basingstoke Store
Tool Sharpening

Tool Sharpening

Our experts can sharpen your plane blades, woodturning gouges, carving chisels...

Free Car Parking

Free Car Parking

As part of our service parking is free to all customers.


Time to refuel?

If you're not in a hurry to leave why not take your tea break in store.

Axminster Finance

Axminster Finance

Let your tools pay for themselves - we can explain your finance options - find out more

Apple Pay

Apple Pay

A simple and secure way to pay with your iPhone 6 or Apple Watch.

Click & Collect

Can’t wait for delivery? Why not collect in store!

Check store stock and reserve tools online, then collect in store

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Basingstoke Store Events


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!

August 2017

Sunday 6th August
11:00am - 3:00pm

Surrey Association of Woodturners

Robert Grant and Phil Hamilton from the Surrey Association of Woodturners will be in store demonstrating on the Axminster Trade Series 1628VS lathes. This will be a great opportunity to ask questions and discover handy techniques from two experienced turners: Robert and Phil.

Pop in store anytime between 11-3pm and enjoy our FREE event

October 2017

Sunday 1st October
11:00am - 3:00pm

Surrey Association of Woodturners

Rodney Goodship and Denis Findlay from the Surrey Association of Woodturners will be in store demonstrating and answering questions on various woodturning techniques. If you would like to see two experienced woodturners in action or have a question for them, pop in store anytime between 11-3pm and enjoy our FREE event. 

November 2017

Saturday 11th November
10:00am - 4:00pm

Phil Irons In Action With Woodcut Tools

Phil Irons is well known on both the UK and international woodturning scene.

He will be spending the day in store demonstrating tools from Woodcut, with whom he has a long association. His main focus will be on the Bowlsaver MAX3 - a tool which will enable you to get an increased output from a piece of wood. Phil will also be using Tru-Grind sharpening jigs and Pro-Forme hollowing tools.

By his own admission, Phil derives most pleasure and satisfaction from turning hollow forms. He has created some beautiful vases and incredible one-off masterpieces.

Phil also enjoys teaching and offers a number of courses at his workshop in Welford-on-Avon, Warwickshire. Courses range from beginners’ hobby level classes to the more advanced master classes on the lathe.

Pop in store anytime between 10-4pm and enjoy our FREE event.

December 2017

Sunday 3rd December
11:00am - 3:00pm

Surrey Association Of Woodturners At Christmas

Colin Spain and Richard Davies from the Surrey Association of Woodturners will be with us in store, demonstrating Christmas projects you may like to get your teeth into. These two experienced woodturners will be using the Axminster Trade Series 1628VS and 1416VS lathes.

If you would like to get some new ideas for Christmas presents, be sure to attend this demonstration - handmade presents are always much appreciated and very rewarding for the maker/giver.

We enjoy conversing with our customers about their interests & tools... Simon Jones (Manager)
Basingstoke Store Manager and Deputy Mangager
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