High Wycombe Store

Cressex Business Park, Lincoln Road, High Wycombe, Bucks. HP12 3FF

01494 885480 - highwycombestore@axminster.co.uk

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 8am - 5.30pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm
Sunday Closed
Bank Holiday  
Monday 27th May Closed
High Wycombe Store
Tool Sharpening

Tool Sharpening

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

Live Workshop

Live Workshop

We understand that looking at a machine isn't always enough - these workshops offer you the opportunity to see machinery in use and get hands on.


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

Free Car Parking

Free Car Parking

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

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.

Turning Tuesdays

Turning Tuesdays

This is your chance to see and talk about everything and anything woodturning, on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month between 10am and 4pm.

A member of the team will be available to talk turning, demonstrate and help with any queries or questions as well as giving you the chance to get hands on and have a go.

Carving Club

Carving Club

Whether you're a novice or experienced carver or simply interested in starting a new hobby, why not come along to our Carving Club? These free informal sessions provide an opportunity to try new tools and learn new techniques with helpful advice and guidance from other members and from the store team.

We meet every second Thursday between 1pm and 4pm and all materials and tools are provided. Plus there's free tea and coffee! We look forward to welcoming you soon.

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High Wycombe Store 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

High Wycombe 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.

Tuesday 28th May
10:00am - 1:00pm

High Wycombe Store - Turned Fruit & Flowers With Malcolm Cleaver

It's Turning Tuesday Time, the friendly group meet every 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month. All level of abilities are welcome and you can even have a go yourself. This week one of the groups main demonstrators, Malcolm, will be turning beautiful fruit & flowers.

June 2019

Tuesday 11th June
10:00am - 1:00pm

High Wycombe Store - Turning Salt and Pepper Grinders With Malcolm Cleaver

Do you have an interest in Woodturning? Then why not come along to one our Tuesday Turners sessions, the group meet every 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month. With a wide range of experience levels, all are welcome. This week - one of the groups main demonstrators, Malcolm will be making salt and pepper crush grinders.

Saturday 22nd June
10:00am - 4:00pm

High Wycombe Store - Matt Estlea

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 to one of his events and see him live and in action.

Tuesday 25th June
10:00am - 1:00pm

High Wycombe Store - Mortar and Pestle With Les Alexander

Do you have an interest in Woodturning? Then why not come along to one our Tuesday Turners sessions, the group meet every 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month. With a wide range of experience levels, all are welcome. This week - one of the groups main demonstrators, Les will be making mortar and pestles on the lathe

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

High Wycombe Store - Professional Woodturning

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. As always, we’ll have plenty of professional guidance and we’ll make sure you have the chance to get ‘hands on’ yourself.

Saturday 29th June
10:00am - 4:00pm

High Wycombe Store - Woodcut Bowl Saver With Talhah Rasool

Create cost savings and not wood shavings with Woodcut. Join in-store expert, Talhah Rasool, as he takes a closer look and the Bowlsaver MAX3 by Woodcut. These tools can enable you to increase your output from a bowel blank by upto three times. Come along and see the range in action, learn the differences between the MAX3 and the coring system, as well as get advice on such things as; cutting different types of wood, adjusting the depth of blade, what tool post your lathe requires and much more. This is a free demonstration, so pop in anytime from 10-4 pm

July 2019

Tuesday 9th July
10:00am - 1:00pm

High Wycombe Store - Lidded Bowl And Finial Detailing With Malcolm Cleaver

Turn up your Tuesdays - every 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month we hold a FREE Turner's session in-store. Hosted by a friendly and experienced group of local turners. This week - one of the groups main demonstrators, Malcolm will be Turning some lidded bowls with finial detail. Come along and have a go!

We're one of the best places for tools & machinery in south central England! Craig Townsley (Manager) & Paula Webb (Deputy Manager)
High Wycombe Store Manager and Deputy Mangager

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