Basingstoke Store

Winchester Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire. RG22 6HN

01256 637477 - basingstokestore@axminster.co.uk

Opening Hours

 
Monday - Friday 8am - 5.30pm
Saturday 9am - 5.30pm
Sunday 10.30am - 4.30pm (browsing from 10am)
Basingstoke Store
Tool Sharpening

Tool Sharpening

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

Free Car Parking

Free Car Parking

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

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

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

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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.

Anna-Marie Bennett

Wednesday Wonder

Every second and fourth Wednesday of the month we have the mesmerising Anna-Marie Bennett, of Surrey Association of Woodturners, in-store from 16:00-18.30. Anna-Marie will cover a variety of projects including jewellery making and woodworking in miniature - such as items for a dolls house. She will offer advice on techniques, wood selection, finishes and any other woodturning questions you have. Although her work is intricate and small, Ann Marie leaves a big impression.

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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!

March 2019

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

Basingstoke Store - Scroll Saw Demonstration

Scroll Saws are a ‘go to’ craft machine - relatively safe and easy to use, with a myriad of creative possibilities in the hands of the imaginative user. Whether it’s making 2D and 3D puzzles, personalised name signs, silhouette art or Christmas decorations, a scroll saw can do it all.
Offered with a three year guarantee, the new Craft range of scroll saws from Axminster provide refinement and features beyond standard hobby machines. Offered with variable speed control, tilt cast iron tables and air blower nozzle, these impressive yet affordable machines will help take your creativity to the next level.
So if you’re thinking of starting a new hobby and would like to get ‘hands on’ with one of our new Craft scroll saws, don’t miss out on our national demonstrations to be held in store on Saturday 30th March. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff look forward to seeing you there!

April 2019

Wednesday 10th April
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Basingstoke Store - 'Beat The Boredom' Easter Workshop - Scroll Saw Bunny

Join us in store for the first of two ‘Take Home’ Easter 'Beat the Boredom' workshops. Our store teams will help your young, budding crafters create their own Easter Bunnies, using a scroll saw, sandpaper and pyrography. *Maximum of two children per adult, ages 7-14, 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 provided at the event.

Wednesday 17th April
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Basingstoke Store - 'Beat The Boredom' Easter Workshop - Pyrography Egg

The second of our ‘Take Home’ Easter 'Beat the Boredom' workshop focuses on pyrography, with our young crafters testing their creative skills by decorating an Easter Egg - with guidance and assistance from our friendly store teams. *Maximum of two children per adult, ages 7-14, 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 provided at the event.

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

Basingstoke 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.

We’ll also be introducing a new range of Axminster Trade Wax products - providing a choice specially developed, high quality protective and decorative finishes.

At the demonstration, our store teams will be taking the opportunity to demonstrate the Fuji PaintWIZ Pro handheld spray system - another way to achieve a variety of easy-to-apply creative finishes.

Don’t miss out on our ‘Three in One’ store demonstrations. See you there!

June 2019

Saturday 8th June
10:00am - 4:00pm

Basingstoke 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.


We enjoy conversing with our customers about their interests & tools... Simon Jones (Manager)
Basingstoke Store Manager and Deputy Mangager

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