The Trafalgar Way, Axminster, Devon. EX13 5SN
01297 302370 - firstname.lastname@example.org
|Monday - Friday||8am - 5.30pm|
|Saturday||9am - 5pm|
|Monday 27th May||Closed|
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 or coffee 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!
Precision components and ‘out-the-box’ performance have established Rider planes as a popular choice amongst trade and craft enthusiasts alike. Introduced in 2015, Rider’s reputation as affordable, quality hand tools continues to grow. To re-acquaint our customers with the latest range of Rider bench planes, all stores are hosting a national Rider Planes demonstration on Saturday 25th May. This is your chance to get the best advice on hand plane selection, use and maintenance - and to get hands-on yourself with practical guidance from our store experts.
Chris Fisher, also known as the Blind Woodturner since he lost his sight in 2008, will be in-store covering lathes, chucks, jaws and turning tools.
You will be inspired by Chris as he shares his passion for woodturning. Chris constantly challenges himself, exceeding all expectations and demonstrating how seemingly insurmountable obstacles can be overcome through tenacity and self-belief.
Join us for a demonstration not to be missed as Chris puts his unique spin on the craft of woodturning.
Arbortechs wide range of quality and innovative woodworking products are highly regarded by professional carvers for their performance and smooth finish. Our in-store expert, Matt McAuley, will be demonstrating this versatile range of woodcarving power tools and putting the Turbo blade, Contour Sander and Ball Gouge through their paces.
If you have not yet tried power carving this is a great opportunity to have a go yourself and discover how easily you can create unique and stunning carvings with Arbortech.
Woodturning has always been a passion of Axminster Tools & Machinery and we are committed to helping woodturners develop their craft and expand their creative horizons. In June, our national store demonstration will target enthusiasts who are looking to take their woodturning to the next level.
We’ll look at slightly more challenging projects, offering advice on tools, techniques and accessories which will put more rewarding woodturning within your grasp. With the guidance of in-store expert Shaun Vincent, we’ll look at projects such as goblet turning as we explore ways of introducing finesse and delicacy to your next projects. We’ll also look at texturing and finishing techniques which will enhance your work. We look forward to seeing you in store!
Have you got a paint/finishing project to do? Painting with a sprayer is much faster than using a brush or roller and gives a smooth finish, but operating a sprayer takes practice. In-store expert, Ali Trueman will offer advice on set up, including paint thinning recommendations and practical tips, so that you can produce a professional finish every time. Whether you're a serious hobbyist or professional, don't miss this chance to get hands-on with the versatile and innovative Fuji Spray System.
Matt Estlea; woodworker, tutor and social influencer, will be in-store covering sharpening, dovetailing and plane set-up and use. We first introduced you to Matt via our Meet The Maker series back in 2016. At the time Matt was a student at Rycotewood Furniture Centre in Oxford, as well as working part-time at our store in Basingstoke. It was during this time that he became accustomed to filming the creation of his projects.
Now we present Matt Estlea, a tutor at Rycotewood Furniture Centre, an inspirational demonstrator on a tour of all eight Axminster stores and an influential YouTuber with over one hundred thousand subscribers. Matt’s adulation for his craft and love of a challenge together with his pared-back style invigorates traditional woodworking methods. So, whatever your ability, Matt’s demonstration will ‘take your skills to the next level’ - come along and see him live and in action.