Basingstoke Store

Winchester Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire. RG22 6HN

01256 637477 - basingstokestore@axminster.co.uk

Opening Hours

 
Monday - Friday 8am - 7pm
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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360° Virtual Tour

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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!

April 2018

Friday 27th April
9:00am - 5:00pm

Friday Projects With Matt Estlea

The accomplished Matt Estlea has been in store undertaking a project of making a tool chest. This week Matt will be fitting hand cut dovetails to give a perfectly gap-free joint. He will be covering the importance of sharp chisels, how to achieve a sharp edge and tips on different techniques for the various finishes required. This is an ongoing project that is demonstrated live every Friday, moving at the pace of " what Matt can achieve in a day with regular tea breaks." Matt can be found in the stores live workshop next to our free coffee machine.

If you would like to build a tool chest, have a specific question or simply wish to talk tools and technique with a remarkable woodworker then the Basingstoke store is the place to be on Fridays.

Saturday 28th April
10:00am - 4:00pm

Basingstoke Store - Back to Basics - Sawing

In April, we feature the second of our Back to Basics series as we take a closer look at one of the oldest and most trusted tools in the woodworker’s chest - the hand saw. Still a favourite of skilled trade professionals, hand saws provide precision, speed and convenience which often rivals the performance of power saws. Throughout April, we invite you to rediscover the versatility of hand saws at special workstations in our stores and to attend any of our national demonstrations on Saturday 28th, hosted by our in-store experts. Please feel free to drop into this demonstration at any time between 10am - 4pm - we’ll be serving up bite-size Back to Basics info throughout the day!

Monday 30th April
9:00am - 2:30pm

Basingstoke Store - Jewellery And Miniature Woodturning With Ann Marie Bennett

We would like to welcome back, the mesmerising, Ann Marie Bennett of Surrey Association of Woodturners to the store.

Ann Marie will focus on using the AT1416VS lathe and Evolution tool rests to cover a variety of projects including jewellery making and miniature items such as items for a dolls house. She will also offer advice and answer any questions you may have on many other aspects of woodturning.

Don't miss these weekly demonstrations on Mondays if you are interested in making jewellery and/or woodturning in miniature.

May 2018

Friday 4th May
9:00am - 5:00pm

Friday Projects With Matt Estlea

The accomplished Matt Estlea is in store undertaking a project of making a tool chest. Every week Matt will concentrate on a different element (the details of which will be updated weekly) he can be found in the stores live workshop next to our free coffee machine.

Monday 7th May
9:00am - 2:30pm

Basingstoke Store - Jewellery And Miniature Woodturning With Ann Marie Bennett

We would like to welcome back, the mesmerising, Ann Marie Bennett of Surrey Association of Woodturners to the store.

Ann Marie will focus on using the AT1416VS lathe and Evolution tool rests to cover a variety of projects including jewellery making and miniature items such as items for a dolls house. She will also offer advice and answer any questions you may have on many other aspects of woodturning.

Don't miss these weekly demonstrations on Mondays if you are interested in making jewellery and/or woodturning in miniature.

Monday 14th May
9:00am - 2:30pm

Basingstoke Store - Jewellery And Miniature Woodturning With Ann Marie Bennett

We would like to welcome back, the mesmerising, Ann Marie Bennett of Surrey Association of Woodturners to the store.

Ann Marie will focus on using the AT1416VS lathe and Evolution tool rests to cover a variety of projects including jewellery making and miniature items such as items for a dolls house. She will also offer advice and answer any questions you may have on many other aspects of woodturning.

Don't miss these weekly demonstrations on Mondays if you are interested in making jewellery and/or woodturning in miniature.

Monday 21st May
9:00am - 2:30pm

Basingstoke Store - Jewellery And Miniature Woodturning With Ann Marie Bennett

We would like to welcome back, the mesmerising, Ann Marie Bennett of Surrey Association of Woodturners to the store.

Ann Marie will focus on using the AT1416VS lathe and Evolution tool rests to cover a variety of projects including jewellery making and miniature items such as items for a dolls house. She will also offer advice and answer any questions you may have on many other aspects of woodturning.

Don't miss these weekly demonstrations on Mondays if you are interested in making jewellery and/or woodturning in miniature.

Monday 28th May
9:00am - 2:30pm

Basingstoke Store - Jewellery And Miniature Woodturning With Ann Marie Bennett

We would like to welcome back, the mesmerising, Ann Marie Bennett of Surrey Association of Woodturners to the store.

Ann Marie will focus on using the AT1416VS lathe and Evolution tool rests to cover a variety of projects including jewellery making and miniature items such as items for a dolls house. She will also offer advice and answer any questions you may have on many other aspects of woodturning.

Don't miss these weekly demonstrations on Mondays if you are interested in making jewellery and/or woodturning in miniature.

June 2018

Sunday 3rd June
9:30am - 3:30pm

Basingstoke Store - Woodturning With The Surrey Association of Woodturners

John Sherwood and Brian Wooldridge from the Surrey Association of Woodturners will be in store demonstrating on the Axminster Trade Series AT2030VS lathe, and offering advice and tips for woodturners of all standards. They will be focusing on green woodturning with thin walls.

August 2018

Sunday 5th August
9:30am - 3:30pm

Basingstoke Store - Woodturning With The Surrey Association of Woodturners

Robert Grant and Phil Woolstencroft from the Surrey Association of Woodturners will be in store demonstrating on the Axminster Trade Series AT2030VS lathe, and offering advice and tips for woodturners of all standards. They will be making candle sticks and big bowls.

October 2018

Sunday 7th October
9:30am - 3:30pm

Basingstoke Store - Woodturning With The Surrey Association of Woodturners

Rodney Goodship and Denis Findlay from the Surrey Association of Woodturners will be in store demonstrating on the Axminster Trade Series AT1416VS lathe, and offering advice and tips for woodturners of all standards. They will be making candle sticks and boxes.

December 2018

Sunday 2nd December
10:30am - 3:30pm

Basingstoke Store - Woodturning With The Surrey Association Of Woodturners

Tony Wellbelove and Phil Hamilton from the Surrey Association of Woodturners will be in store demonstrating on the Axminster Trade Series AT1416VS lathe, and offering advice and tips for woodturners of all standards. They will be making candles sticks, Christmas things and looking at inside out turning.


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