Axminster Store

The Trafalgar Way, Axminster, Devon. EX13 5SN

01297 302370 - axminsterstore@axminster.co.uk

Opening Hours

 
Monday - Friday 8am - 5.30pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm
Sunday Closed
Easter  
Friday 19th April Closed
Saturday 20th April 9am - 5pm
Sunday 21st & Monday 22nd Closed
Axminster Store
Tool Sharpening

Tool Sharpening

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

Live Workshop

Live Workshop

These workshops offer you the opportunity to see machinery in use and get hands on.

Refreshments

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

Free Car Parking

Free Car Parking

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

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

Find out more

Get involved in store

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.

Axminster Skill Centre

Skill Centre

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...

Live Workshop

Live Workshop

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.

Axminster Store Events

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!

April 2019

Saturday 27th April
10:00am - 2:00pm

Axminster Store - Wooden Bowl Coring Using Woodcut With Shaun Vincent

Create cost savings and not wood shavings with Woodcut. Join in-store expert, Shaun Vincent, as he takes a closer look at the Bowlsaver systems by Woodcut. These tools can enable you to increase your output from a single bowl blank by up to three times. Come along and see the range of Bowlsavers in action, learn the differences between the MAX3 and the coring system, as well as get advice on such things as : cutting different types of wood, adjusting the depth of blade, what tool post your lathe requires and much more. This is a free demonstration, so pop in anytime from 10-2pm.

Saturday 27th April
10:00am - 2:00pm

Axminster Store - Sanding - In Pursuit Of The Perfect Finish

Skilful sanding remains the key to achieving an attractive and tactile finish to your project - bringing the best out of the natural features of the timber. From hand sanding to the latest power sanding machines, the technology keeps moving on, bringing improvements to abrasives, dust extraction and ergonomics. To help keep you up to date, our stores will be hosting a national sanding demonstration on Saturday 27th April. 
See you there!

May 2019

Saturday 4th May
10:00am - 4:00pm

Axminster Store - Handmade Music - Cigar Box Guitars With Matthew Youngs

Did you know you can build a simple functioning guitar with just a handful of Tools and a little inspiration. The cigar box guitar is a simple chordophone that uses an empty box as a resonator and typically a broom handle to form the neck. During this demonstration, we'll show you how to make your very own instrument as well as giving you the chance to get hands-on with a range of Japanese hand tools.

Saturday 25th May
10:00am - 2:00pm

Axminster Store - Rider Planes Revisited

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.

Saturday 25th May
10:00am - 4:00pm

Axminster Store - Chris Fisher - The Blind Woodturner

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.


Our knowledgeable team of experts can provide you with professional advice... Matthew Youngs (Manager) & Matt McAuley (Deputy Manager)
Axminster Store Manager and Deputy Mangager

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