Cardiff Store

Valegate Retail Park, Copthorne Way, Cardiff. CF5 6EH

02920 025000 - cardiffstore@axminster.co.uk

Opening Hours

 
Monday - Friday 8am - 7pm
Saturday 8am - 5.30pm
Sunday 10.30am - 4.30pm (browsing from 10am)
Cardiff 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.

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.

Festool Test Centre

Festool Test Centre

Festool tools are precision engineered and have to be seen as an investment, which ultimately saves you time, materials and protects your health.

Gain some hands-on experience in store and discover why the range is so unique.

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Cardiff 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 2018

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

Cardiff Store - Back To Basics - Chisels

In the third of our Back to Basics series, we take a closer look at hand chisels, highlighting the affordable precision of our Rider brand chisels and sharpening systems. Chisels are amongst the oldest tools in the chest and are still considered essential to woodworking professionals and hobby enthusiasts alike.

Throughout May, come along to your nearest store and get hands-on with a wide selection of Rider chisels at our workstations.

Our friendly store experts will guide you towards crafting those classic joints including dovetails and mortises - and teach you how to sharpen your chisels with repeatable accuracy.

On Saturday 26th May, join us in store for our national chisels and sharpening demonstrations - anytime between 10am and 4pm. See you there!

June 2018

Saturday 9th June
10:00am - 4:00pm

Cardiff Store - Creative Woodturning With Paul Hannaby

Paul has been turning wood for about 17 years and is based in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire. He is an approved tutor of the Association of Woodturners, Great Britain. He is also a member of the Cotswold Craftsmen and exhibits at many of their events in and around the Cotswolds. He uses many different species of timber for turning, with his main focus being on artistic or creative woodturning.

He is keen to pass on his hard-earned knowledge to other turners and we are so pleased to welcome him back to the store for this FREE demonstration. If you are a keen woodturner, novice or experienced, come and be inspired.

Saturday 16th June
10:00am - 4:00pm

Cardiff Store - Tormek T8 Versus Tormek T4 Sharpening Systems With Stephan Parker

Our in-store sharpening expert Stephan Parker will show how to set up both the Tormek T-8 and T-4 correctly. Stephan will also cover how to get the most out of each machine and which jigs to use.

Usage and frequency of use will determine which of these sharpening systems is best for you, whether you are a professional requiring sharp tools every day or a regular hobby user. Tormek has worked continuously to make sharpening easy and efficient even for the inexperienced woodworker. Today the product range is the widest on the market and Tormek offers a complete sharpening system for all kinds of edge tools. The spirit of innovation and the desire to make sharpening easy and effective is at the heart of Tormek.

July 2018

Monday 2nd July
10:00am - 3:00pm

Cardiff Store - Polyvine Finishes Workshop With Ryan Jones

Polyvine Ltd was established in 1986. It’s independently owned and has been one of the leading innovators in specialist water-based decorative paint systems during the last 30 years. They have a strong reputation among trade professionals for a product that delivers maximum performance together with ease of use.

Ryan will be able to answer any questions as well as have samples available, so come along and see the quality for yourself.

Saturday 14th July
10:00am - 4:00pm

Cardiff Store - UJK Technology Pocket Hole Jig With Daniel Everett

Pocket hole joinery is all about making strong, hidden joints that are fast and easy to produce. And the UJK Technology pocket hole jig does just that! It is perfect for many applications from furniture making to kitchen fitting, resulting in very strong frames and carcases. Whether you are a complete beginner or a seasoned professional, this jig will make a great addition to your toolkit and will give years of reliable usage.

Learn more about pocket hole joinery and get hands-on with the UJK Technology pocket hole jig under the guidance of our in-store demonstrator Daniel Everett.

August 2018

Saturday 11th August
10:00am - 4:00pm

Cardiff Store - Arbortech Power Carving With Professional Artist Chris Wood

Chris Wood, of Wood Art Works (WAW), has been working as a professional artist since 1999. He has worked on hundreds of projects, ranging from children's workshops to giant chainsaw sculptures and shop displays on Oxford street.

Chris will be demonstrating our full instore range of Arbortech products including the Arbortech Ball Gouge, Arbortech TURBO Shaft, together with sabuur tooth burrs.

The diverse nature of Chris's work means you can expect a unique and fascinating demonstration. For more information about WAW visit http://www.woodartworks.co.uk

Saturday 11th August
10:00am - 4:00pm

Cardiff Store - Pen Making On The Axminster Trade Series Precision Pro Lathe

Join Gavin Andrews, our in-store specialist, who will demonstrate the art of pen turning using the Axminster Trade Series Precision Pro lathe and Craftprokits pen kits.

Making pens can be such a joy. And with such a huge selection of blanks and pen kits available, there is the potential to make the most beautiful pens designed and crafted to an individual's taste. Whether making as a special gift or for your own use, pen making can be a highly rewarding craft.

Gavin will show you the process of how to make a pen on the lathe from start to finish. The Precision Pro lathe is strong yet compact and ideal for those wanting more than a hobby lathe at home or who wish to take it to shows and craft fairs.

September 2018

Saturday 15th September to Sunday 16th September
10:00am - 4:00pm

Cardiff Store - Woodcarving With The British Woodcarvers Association (South Wales Region)

We have a fantastic weekend planned for those interested in carving - the British Woodcarvers Association (South Wales Region) will be in our Cardiff store on both Saturday and Sunday from 10:00-16:00.

They will cover all aspects of woodcarving and demonstrate techniques suitable for all levels of carver, from the beginner to the professional.

Using Flexcut tools to carve, Mirka Abranet to finish and many other products, the British Woodcarvers will show you just what can be achieved. With each carver having over 20 years of carving experience, these demonstrations are sure to inspire!

For more information about the British Woodcarvers, visit britishwoodcarversassociation.co.uk.

Saturday 15th September
10:00am - 4:00pm

Cardiff Store - Woodturning (Including the ‘Taming of the Skew’) With Colwin Way

Internationally recognised woodturner and Axminster Skill Centre tutor, Colwin Way, will be in store demonstrating a variety of turning, chucking and sharpening methods.

His schedule will include the ‘Taming of the Skew’ looking at the safe use of skew chisels and the benefits of wet (green) wood bowl versus dry woodturning. Colwin will also share his suggestions for sanding and finishing and look at small projects for the beginner such as bottle stops, small vases and a toffee dish. Come along to this free event at any time during the day and enjoy Colwin’s informative and entertaining demonstration.

Saturday 15th September
10:00am - 4:00pm

Cardiff Store - Proxxon Miniature Machines In Action With Daniel Everett

Our in-store specialist Daniel Everett will be demonstrating most of the Proxxon miniature woodworking machines.

For over 30 years, Proxxon has been producing quality power tools, manufactured to the highest standards. Each machine and tool is individually built and tested so that quality is assured.

The extensive range offers tools for the model maker, woodworker, metalworker, jeweller, optician, cabinetmaker, schools and craft specialists alike. Proxxon miniature tools (known as Micromot) are tailor-made to make intricate jobs easier and more precise.

Come along and get hands-on in the world of the Proxxon miniature machines.

October 2018

Saturday 13th October
10:00am - 4:00pm

Cardiff Store - Power Carving With Arbortech

Arbortech is a progressive company offering unique woodworking and masonry cutting tools. Since the creation of their first product – the “Woodcarver” blade – they have established an international reputation for innovative approaches, engineering excellence and cutting-edge technologies.

Our in-store specialist David Edwards will show you how to use various products from the Arbortech range, including the TurboPlane Blade, Mini-Carver, TURBOShaft and the Ball Gouge.

Come along and get hands-on with the Arbortech range and see just how good these tools are.

Saturday 20th October
10:00am - 4:00pm

Cardiff Store - Woodcarving With The British Woodcarvers Association (South Wales Region)

We have a fantastic weekend planned for those interested in carving - the British Woodcarvers Association (South Wales Region) will be in our Cardiff store on both Saturday and Sunday from 10:00-16:00.

They will cover all aspects of woodcarving and demonstrate techniques suitable for all levels of carver, from the beginner to the professional.

Using Flexcut tools to carve, Mirka Abranet to finish and many other products, the British Woodcarvers will show you just what can be achieved. With each carver having over 20 years of carving experience, these demonstrations are sure to inspire!

For more information about the British Woodcarvers, visit britishwoodcarversassociation.co.uk.

November 2018

Saturday 17th November
10:00am - 4:00pm

Cardiff Store - Pyrography Your Own Christmas Decorations

Using the Antex Fire Writer Pyrography Kit, our in-store Pyrography specialist Gavin Andrews will show you how to creatively decorate your Christmas craft items and decorations.

Gavin will also cover hints and tips on how to get the best out of the unit and will demonstrate woodburning techniques to give that special finish to your work.

Saturday 17th November to Sunday 18th November
10:00am - 4:00pm

Cardiff Store - Woodcarving With The British Woodcarvers Association (South Wales Region)

We have a fantastic weekend planned for those interested in carving - the British Woodcarvers Association (South Wales Region) will be in our Cardiff store on both Saturday and Sunday from 10:00-16:00.

They will cover all aspects of woodcarving and demonstrate techniques suitable for all levels of carver, from the beginner to the professional.

Using Flexcut tools to carve, Mirka Abranet to finish and many other products, the British Woodcarvers will show you just what can be achieved. With each carver having over 20 years of carving experience, these demonstrations are sure to inspire!

For more information about the British Woodcarvers, visit britishwoodcarversassociation.co.uk.

December 2018

Saturday 15th December to Sunday 16th December
10:00am - 4:00pm

Cardiff Store - Woodcarving With The British Woodcarvers Association - South Wales Region

We have a fantastic weekend planned for those interested in carving - the British Woodcarvers Association (South Wales Region) will be in our Cardiff store on both Saturday and Sunday from 10:00-16:00.

They will cover all aspects of woodcarving and demonstrate techniques suitable for all levels of carver, from the beginner to the professional.

Using Flexcut tools to carve, Mirka Abranet to finish and many other products, the British Woodcarvers will show you just what can be achieved. With each carver having over 20 years of carving experience, these demonstrations are sure to inspire!

For more information about the British Woodcarvers, visit britishwoodcarversassociation.co.uk.

Saturday 15th December
10:00am - 4:00pm

Cardiff Store - Woodturning Christmas Decorations With David Kenwrick

Our in-store woodturning specialist David Kenwrick will be turning Christmas decorations using the Axminster Trade Series AT1628VS lathe.

If you would like to make some special items for your tree or create a unique table decoration, come along and find some inspiration on how to make perfect Christmas decorations on the lathe


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