North Shields Retail Park,
North Shields. NE29 7UJ
|Monday - Friday||8am - 7pm|
|Saturday||9am - 5.30pm|
|Sunday||10.30am - 4.30pm (browsing from 10am)|
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.
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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.
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.
This is your chance to see and talk about everything and anything woodturning, every Tuesday between 10am and 4pm in store.
Each week a member of the team will be available to talk turning, demonstrate and help with any queries or questions as well as giving you the chance to get hands on and have a go.
Welcome to the North Shields store virtual tour. Providing you a great opportunity to explore all that Axminster Tools & Machinery has to offer.
We are advised that these diversions will be in place until Spring 2018, for information visit northtyneside.gov.uk.
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!
We welcome Vic Tesolin from innovative Canadian hand tools manufacturer Veritas on his second visit to the North Shields store. Vic will be in store with us for a team training session with Axminster North Shields staff, demonstrating the fine tools from Veritas. Any of our customers are more than welcome to join us at the store anytime between 10-2pm and be part of the training, as Vic has a huge amount of knowledge to share with us. This is a great opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have and also get hands-on with tools from Veritas.
Andrew Hall will be with us for the full weekend demonstrating the art of woodturning, using the Axminster Trade Series AT2030VS lathe - one of the big beasts among woodturning lathes.
Known to many as the Hat Man, Andrew brings with him a lot of woodturning experience and creates some very unique pieces of work on the lathe.
Andrew will be on hand to demonstrate different techniques as well as answering any questions you may have. He will also show us another of his talents and indulge in a bit of guitar playing on one of his beautifully handmade guitars.
A fantastic weekend to pop down to the store!
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.