How to make a fidget spinner - coming soon

School's out for summer

Make something out of the summer holidays! This summer create young makers of your children or grandchildren and get them into the workshop.

Make something together and learn the joy of creating from scratch with our fun packed summer program!

Featured How To’s to engage and inspire at any age!

To spark your interest here are three How To's which join our tutorial collective.

Fidget spinner

Make a fidget spinner

Join the craze!

Make a deckchair with hand tools

Learn how

Get started in woodcarving

Read more

Young Maker's Competition!

Win a new Axminster Workbench worth £299

Learn more about the bench

For a chance to win...

Send us your photos of a project you've completed with your young maker, or a project you're just starting out on. Simply upload your project photo to Instagram, Twitter or directly on our website using #Axyoungmaker and tag @axminstertools.

Young Maker = Under 18!

The winner will be chosen by our four esteemed judges;

Jamie and Rhiannon the owners, designers and makers at J Smith Woodwork, Alan Styles, managing director of Axminster Tools & Machinery and Matt Estlea, who works part-time at Axminster's Basingstoke store and a maker studying at Rycotewood Furniture Centre in Oxford.

Personal Protective Equipment

Remember Safety First!

When working with children and tools, the child's safety has to be paramount. Always supervise the child when working on projects and assess their ability on each task. Take a look at our range of health and safety gear to keep them protected!

Get your safety gear

Learn a new skill together and come along to a course!

Over 14's are more than welcome and anyone under 16 must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the course.

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