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
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 or coffee 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 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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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!

October 2019

Wednesday 23rd October
10:00am - 12:00pm

Axminster Store - Children's Halloween Workshop

Free Children's Workshop

Be afraid. Be very afraid - your little monsters might soon be wanting you to help them with some Halloween projects - never fear, our Axminster stores are ready to help with a special Halloween workshop. Using our Craft Scroll saws, our frighteningly friendly staff will help your creepy creatives make their own take-home Halloween decoration. They'll be using one of our 'Terrifying Templates' including bats, ghosts, witches hats and cats - and they'll have a chance to use pyrography to add scary detail.

This is a FREE event with no tricks, so it’ll be all treat!

*Maximum of two children per adult, aged 8-14, all children must be registered to participate. Please register your interest through Eventbrite. Children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at all times while in the store. All tools and materials will be provided by Axminster store. Photographs will be taken during the workshop, please advise the tutor if you do not wish your child to be included within any future marketing

Saturday 26th October
10:00am - 4:00pm

Axminster Store - Woodturning With Phil Irons

Free Woodturning Demonstration

Join us for a rare opportunity to see ‘the Tall Australian’ in action. Each piece that Phil Irons creates is unique in form and colour, with the source materials personally selected from tree surgeons and firewood merchants. The artworks are created from choice cuts of trees, turned and finished to maximise the natural beauty of grain and texture.

Phil's expertise has led him to write books on the subject of turning, travel the world demonstrating and become a tutor, teaching courses for beginners to more advanced masterclasses on the lathe. But for this in-store demonstration, Phil will share his sharpening techniques for FREE whilst creating one of his exquisite hollow forms. So come along anytime, between 10-4pm, and be inspired by one of the foremost creative woodturners in the UK.

Saturday 26th October
10:00am - 2:00pm

Axminster Store - Craft Pen Turning Lathes, Kits and Blanks

In this national store demonstration, we’ll introduce novices and more experienced woodturners to the lathes, tools and techniques you’ll need to begin turning your own pens. With a choice of many wood and resin blanks, pen kits and finishes now available in store, the creative possibilities are almost endless.

During the demonstration, we’ll cover blank preparation and mounting, tool selection and use, design considerations, shaping and finishing. Our store specialist will share sufficient practical guidance to enable you to make a start on pen turning almost immediately.

Remember, if you buy any Craft lathe, we’ll provide you with a free three-hour introduction to woodturning with one of our team specialists. For this demonstration, we recommend joining us at the start and staying through to the close to make sure you get the full benefit of each stage of instruction.

November 2019

Saturday 2nd November
10:00am - 4:00pm

Axminster Store - Woodturning Texturing With Joey Richardson

Free Woodturning Demonstration

Joey Richardson is an internationally acclaimed turner and sculptor, renowned for her delicate and richly hued wood forms. Whenever possible, Joey uses reclaimed local timber. She sculpts each piece on the lathe, adding piercing, colour and texture to produce works of greater originality.

Join Joey as she demonstrates her fascinating craft and reveals various woodturning tips and techniques.

Saturday 30th November
10:00am - 4:00pm

Axminster Store - Woodturning By Chris Fisher aka The Blind Woodturner

Free Woodturning Demonstration

After losing his sight, Chris Fisher, also known as The Blind Woodturner, started commercial woodturning in 2008 and today demonstrates to enthusiasts around the UK.

You will be inspired by Chris as he shares his passion for woodturning. He constantly challenges himself, exceeding all expectations and demonstrating how seemingly insurmountable obstacles can be overcome through tenacity and self-belief.

Chris has attracted the attention of many publications and has been interviewed on various TV and radio stations. So come and take the opportunity to meet Axminster's resident celebrity in person and watch how he puts a unique spin on the craft of woodturning.

Saturday 30th November
10:00am - 2:00pm

Axminster Store - Jet Machines Re-Launch

In this national store event, we re-introduce one of the UK's most trusted woodworking machine brands, Jet. First made available in the UK over 20 years ago, these robust machines have earned a reputation for performance, reliability and value which has secured a large customer base amongst discerning woodworking enthusiasts. At this free event, we'll highlight key technical features of Jet bandsaws, lathes and scroll saws recently introduced to the range and share advice and techniques for getting the best results from these precision machines.

We look forward to seeing you in store and to helping your woodworking 'take off' to even greater heights, with Jet.


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

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