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!

July 2018

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

Cardiff Store - Dust Masks And Respirators

If you’re a woodworker, you’re making dust. And if you’re using machines, you're making plenty of it. Whether a hobbyist or a trade workshop owner, health and safety is an important consideration - and air filtration and extraction is often overlooked in our PPE and equipment choices.

Throughout July, our stores will display and demonstrate a range of solutions which will help protect against dust, fibres and fumes in your working environment. And on Saturday 28th July, all stores will host special demonstrations on extraction in use with popular workshop machines including planer thicknessers, drum sanders and table saws. Come along to your nearest store and we’ll help you find the best ways to ‘Breathe Easy’.

Saturday 28th July
11:00am - 3:00pm

Introduction To Beekeeping With Cardiff, Vale & Valleys Beekeepers Assoc

There is a lot of interest in bees these days ... would you like to find out what it is all about? Our ‘Introduction to Beekeeping’ event will be hosted by Cardiff, Vale & Valleys Beekeepers association members, they will be displaying what equipment is needed and giving a practical overview of what's required to keep bees. This will be followed by a demonstration, by Harold and Barbara from the Vale Club, on how you can make your own wooden beehives.

This is a free event, with light refreshments provided so come and find out what all the buzz is about!

There are no live bees included in this demonstration.

August 2018

Wednesday 1st August
10:00am - 12:00pm

Cardiff Store - Beat the Boredom Series - Freestyle Pyrography and Carving

Project Days For Budding Woodworkers
Looking for something to do with the kids this summer? Every Wednesday in August, 10am-12 noon and 1pm-3pm, children* can learn how to make a fun useful item using a few simple tools and some pre-cut wooden components - all free of charge!

The first in our Beat the Boredom series is on 1st August and will be Freestyle Pyrography and Carving. The session will start with an overview of the craft and will include instructions on how to use the tools safely, then you get to release your creativity and have a go yourself. Your creations are yours to keep, so come along and make your mark!

Spaces are strictly limited, please register through Eventbrite as soon as possible to avoid disappointment and speak to your nearest store for more details.

*Open to children aged 8 to 17 years old but must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times while on store premises.

Wednesday 1st August
1:00pm - 3:00pm

Cardiff Store - Beat the Boredom Series - Freestyle Pyrography and Carving

Project Days For Budding Woodworkers
Looking for something to do with the kids this summer? Every Wednesday in August, 10am-12 noon and 1pm-3pm, children* can learn how to make a fun useful item using a few simple tools and some pre-cut wooden components - all free of charge!

The first in our Beat the Boredom series is on 1st August and will be Freestyle Pyrography and Carving. The session will start with an overview of the craft and will include instructions on how to use the tools safely, then you get to release your creativity and have a go yourself. Your creations are yours to keep, so come along and make your mark!

Spaces are strictly limited, please register through Eventbrite as soon as possible to avoid disappointment and speak to your nearest store for more details.

*Open to children aged 8 to 17 years old but must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times while on store premises.

Saturday 4th August to Sunday 5th August
9:00am - 5:00pm

Cardiff Store - Clearance Weekend

We’re having a thorough spring clean, so come and find a deal or two from the clearance section!


Huge selection of machines available, including ex-displays, open box, used or refurbished machines - but only whilst stocks last!

Wednesday 8th August
10:00am - 12:00pm

Cardiff Store - Beat the Boredom Series - Wooden Animal Puzzles

Project Days For Budding Woodworkers
Looking for something to do with the kids this summer? Every Wednesday in August, 10am-12 noon and 1pm-3pm, children* can learn how to make a fun useful item using a few simple tools and some pre-cut wooden components - all free of charge!

The second in our Beat the Boredom series is on 8th August and will be Wooden Animal Puzzles. The session will start with an overview of the craft and will include instructions on how to use the tools safely, then using the scroll saw you will create your own simple, fun
puzzles. Your creations are yours to take home, so come along and piece together a new hobby!

Spaces are strictly limited, please register through Eventbrite as soon as possible to avoid disappointment and speak to your nearest store for more details.

*Open to children aged 8 to 17 years old but must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times while on store premises.

Wednesday 8th August
1:00pm - 3:00pm

Cardiff Store - Beat the Boredom Series - Wooden Animal Puzzles

Project Days For Budding Woodworkers
Looking for something to do with the kids this summer? Every Wednesday in August, 10am-12 noon and 1pm-3pm, children* can learn how to make a fun useful item using a few simple tools and some pre-cut wooden components - all free of charge!

The second in our Beat the Boredom series is on 8th August and will be Wooden Animal Puzzles. The session will start with an overview of the craft and will include instructions on how to use the tools safely, then using the scroll saw you will create your own simple, fun
puzzles. Your creations are yours to take home, so come along and piece together a new hobby!

Spaces are strictly limited, please register through Eventbrite as soon as possible to avoid disappointment and speak to your nearest store for more details.

*Open to children aged 8 to 17 years old but must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times while on store premises.

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.

Wednesday 15th August
10:00am - 12:00pm

Cardiff Store - Beat the Boredom Series - Garden Planters

Project Days For Budding Woodworkers
Looking for something to do with the kids this summer? Every Wednesday in August, 10am-12 noon and 1pm-3pm, children* can learn how to make a fun useful item using a few simple tools and some pre-cut wooden components - all free of charge!

The third in our Beat the Boredom series is on 15th August and will be Garden
Planters.The session will start with an overview of the craft and will include instructions on how to use the tools safely, then you’ll make your own simple planter for seedlings. Your creations are yours to keep, so come along and sow the seed of a new hobby!

Spaces are strictly limited, please register through Eventbrite as soon as possible to avoid disappointment and speak to your nearest store for more details.

*Open to children aged 8 to 17 years old but must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times while on store premises.

Wednesday 15th August
1:00pm - 3:00pm

Cardiff Store - Beat the Boredom Series - Garden Planters

Project Days For Budding Woodworkers
Looking for something to do with the kids this summer? Every Wednesday in August, 10am-12 noon and 1pm-3pm, children* can learn how to make a fun useful item using a few simple tools and some pre-cut wooden components - all free of charge!

The third in our Beat the Boredom series is on 15th August and will be Garden
Planters.The session will start with an overview of the craft and will include instructions on how to use the tools safely, then you’ll make your own simple planter for seedlings. Your creations are yours to keep, so come along and sow the seed of a new hobby!

Spaces are strictly limited, please register through Eventbrite as soon as possible to avoid disappointment and speak to your nearest store for more details.

*Open to children aged 8 to 17 years old but must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times while on store premises.

Wednesday 22nd August
10:00am - 12:00pm

Cardiff Store - Beat the Boredom Series - Bee Homes and Insect Houses

Project Days For Budding Woodworkers
Looking for something to do with the kids this summer? Every Wednesday in August, 10am-12 noon and 1pm-3pm, children* can learn how to make a fun useful item using a few simple tools and some pre-cut wooden components - all free of charge!

The fourth in our Beat the Boredom series, on 22nd August, is on Bee Homes and
Insect Houses. The session will start with an overview of the craft and will include instructions on how to use the tools safely, then using pre-cut components you'll build your own bee and bug house. Your creations are yours to keep, so come along and create a buzz in your kids and the garden this summer!

Spaces are strictly limited, please register through Eventbrite as soon as possible to avoid disappointment and speak to your nearest store for more details.

*Open to children aged 8 to 17 years old but must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times while on store premises.

Wednesday 22nd August
1:00pm - 3:00pm

Cardiff Store - Beat the Boredom Series - Bee Homes and Insect Houses

Project Days For Budding Woodworkers
Looking for something to do with the kids this summer? Every Wednesday in August, 10am-12 noon and 1pm-3pm, children* can learn how to make a fun useful item using a few simple tools and some pre-cut wooden components - all free of charge!

The fourth in our Beat the Boredom series, on 22nd August, is on Bee Homes and
Insect Houses. The session will start with an overview of the craft and will include instructions on how to use the tools safely, then using pre-cut components you'll build your own bee and bug house. Your creations are yours to keep, so come along and create a buzz in your kids and the garden this summer!

Spaces are strictly limited, please register through Eventbrite as soon as possible to avoid disappointment and speak to your nearest store for more details.

*Open to children aged 8 to 17 years old but must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times while on store premises.

Friday 24th August to Saturday 25th August
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Cardiff Store - Introducing The New Axminster Trade Range

A few good machines immediately increase the capacity and creative potential of your workshop and our stores are always ready to demonstrate a wide range of our Axminster machines - from table saws and bandsaws to planer thicknessers and morticers.

The exciting news is that in August we’ll be introducing several new Axminster Trade machines - with specifications and features for even greater performance and convenience. Make sure you come along to your nearest store to take a closer look and if you can’t make it through the week, don’t miss our national Axminster Trade machine demonstrations on Friday 24th from 2pm to closing time and Saturday 25th from 10am-4pm. See you there!

Wednesday 29th August
10:00am - 12:00pm

Cardiff Store - Beat the Boredom Series - Smartphone Holder

Project Days For Budding Woodworkers
Looking for something to do with the kids this summer? Every Wednesday in August, 10am-12 noon and 1pm-3pm, children* can learn how to make a fun useful item using a few simple tools and some pre-cut wooden components - all free of charge!

The fifth in our Beat the Boredom series is on 29th August and will be how to make a phone holder. The session will start with an overview of the craft and will include instructions on how to use the tools safely, then you make your own stylish home for your smartphone. Your creations are yours to keep, so come along and have a go!
Spaces are strictly limited, please register through Eventbrite as soon as possible to avoid disappointment and speak to your nearest store for more details.

*Open to children aged 8 to 17 years old but must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times while on store premises.

Wednesday 29th August
1:00pm - 3:00pm

Cardiff Store - Beat the Boredom Series - Smartphone Holder

Project Days For Budding Woodworkers
Looking for something to do with the kids this summer? Every Wednesday in August, 10am-12 noon and 1pm-3pm, children* can learn how to make a fun useful item using a few simple tools and some pre-cut wooden components - all free of charge!

The fifth in our Beat the Boredom series is on 29th August and will be how to make a phone holder. The session will start with an overview of the craft and will include instructions on how to use the tools safely, then you make your own stylish home for your smartphone. Your creations are yours to keep, so come along and have a go!
Spaces are strictly limited, please register through Eventbrite as soon as possible to avoid disappointment and speak to your nearest store for more details.

*Open to children aged 8 to 17 years old but must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times while on store premises.

September 2018

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.

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.

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 to Sunday 21st 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


Our newest store embraces the core Axminster values of quality & excellent service Lee Parfitt (Manager) & Katie Reid (Deputy Manager)
Cardiff Store Manager and Deputy Mangager

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