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)
Bank Holiday  
Monday 27th May 10am - 4.30pm
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 or coffee 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 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.

Live Workshop

Come in and get Hands On

Our store is always ready to help you get Hands On with the latest machines. Whether you're thinking about upgrading an existing machine, or making a new workshop investment, it's a big commitment and it's important to be sure of your choice.

We are always happy to arrange a demonstration with one of our store experts, to provide a real sense of the features and performance of a machine, in a safe environment. Speak to any member of our team - if we can't help you straight away, we'll set up a time that's convenient to make sure you get the very best guidance. We look forward to seeing you in store soon.

360° Virtual Tour

Step Inside...

Welcome to the Basingstoke store virtual tour. Providing you a great opportunity to explore all that Axminster Tools & Machinery has to offer.

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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!

May 2019

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

Basingstoke 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 - 2:00pm

Basingstoke Store -Sharpening Month -Hand Tool Surgery & Sharpening With Matt Estlea

You don't take up Sharpening as a hobby, so in May we're honing our skills. For the final session we'll be showcasing a range of hand tools including; Rider, Veritas and Lie Nielsen. The demonstration will provide you with hints and tips on tool care and maintenance as well as advice on traditional sharpening methods.

June 2019

Sunday 2nd June
10:30am - 3:00pm

Basingstoke Store - Turning Goblets and Boxes

Do you have an interest in Woodturning? The Surrey Association of Woodturner's will be in-store demonstrating the methods and techniques required to achieve the tricky art of turning Goblets and Boxes. All skill levels will be welcomed by this friendly group of crafters.

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.

Saturday 29th June
10:00am - 2:00pm

Basingstoke Store - Take Your Woodturning To The Next Level

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 our in-store expert Anna-Marie, we’ll take a closer look at hollow forms 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!


October 2019

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

Basingstoke - Matt Estlea, The Next Level

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.


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

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