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
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 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 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.

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!

March 2019

Saturday 23rd March
10:00am - 4:00pm

High Wycombe 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.

Tuesday 26th March
10:00am - 1:00pm

High Wycombe Store - Thread Cutting and Chasing

Do you have an interest in Woodturning? Then come along to one our Tuesday Turners sessions with Les Alexander and Malcolm Cleaver. The group meet every 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month and between them, they have a wide range of experience and expertise.
This week - one of the groups main demonstrators, Les, will be showing you how to cut threads on the lathe - all ability levels will be met with a welcoming smile.

Saturday 30th March
10:00am - 4:00pm

Woodturning and Finishes WIth Hampshire Sheen Creator Martin Saban-Smith - High Wycombe Store

*Meet The Maker & Win a selection of his Products - worth over £100! See below for details*

Nationally recognised and RPT accredited woodturner, tutor and demonstrator, Martin Saban-Smith is in-store to provide an entertaining and varied showcase of his creative talents. Martin, who is also the creator and manufacturer of Hampshire Sheen wax and oil finishes, will demonstrate a variety of woodturning techniques and provide a practical guide to using texturing and colouring to enhance and personalise your next woodturning project.

This is a rare chance to see one of the UK’s most skilled and creative woodturners ‘up close and personal’ - see you in store!

*PLUS - Register your attendance on Eventbrite and check in on the day to be entered into the draw. The lucky winner will take away a selection from Martin's highly successful Hampshire Sheen wax and oil finishing range valued at over £100. Martin will draw the winning ticket at 4pm and the winner will be notified by email or phone. Product prizes are not exchangeable for other products or the cash equivalent.


Saturday 30th March
10:00am - 2:00pm

High Wycombe Store - Scroll Saw Demonstration

Scroll Saws are a ‘go to’ craft machine - relatively safe and easy to use, with a myriad of creative possibilities in the hands of the imaginative user. Whether it’s making 2D and 3D puzzles, personalised name signs, silhouette art or Christmas decorations, a scroll saw can do it all.
Offered with a three year guarantee, the new Craft range of scroll saws from Axminster provide refinement and features beyond standard hobby machines. Offered with variable speed control, tilt cast iron tables and air blower nozzle, these impressive yet affordable machines will help take your creativity to the next level.

So if you’re thinking of starting a new hobby and would like to get ‘hands on’ with one of our new Craft scroll saws, don’t miss out on our national demonstrations to be held in store on Saturday 30th March. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff look forward to seeing you there!

April 2019

Saturday 6th April
10:00am - 4:00pm

High Wycombe Store - UJK Technology Dovetail Jig With Lydia Spracklen

Our in-store expert will be demonstrating the various features and benefits of UJK Technology Dovetail Jig, The Jig can be used to cut half blind dovetails (for drawer construction), precise comb or finger joints (in up to 28mm thick material) and can cut through dovetails (in material up to 19mm). Come to store and experience how simple this jig is to use whilst still producing professional looking joints every time.

Wednesday 10th April
2:00pm - 4:00pm

High-Wycombe Store - 'Beat The Boredom' Easter Workshop - Scroll Saw Bunny

Join us in store for the first of two ‘Take Home’ Easter 'Beat the Boredom' workshops. Our store teams will help your young, budding crafters create their own Easter Bunnies, using a scroll saw, sandpaper and pyrography.

*Maximum of two children per adult, ages 7-14, all children must be registered to participate. Please register your interest through Eventbrite. Children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at all times while in the store. All tools and materials provided at the event.

Wednesday 17th April
2:00pm - 4:00pm

High Wycombe Store - 'Beat The Boredom' Easter Workshop - Pyrography Egg

The second of our ‘Take Home’ Easter 'Beat the Boredom' workshop focuses on pyrography, with our young crafters testing their creative skills by decorating an Easter Egg - with guidance and assistance from our friendly store teams.

*Maximum of two children per adult, ages 7-14, all children must be registered to participate. Please register your interest through Eventbrite. Children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at all times while in the store. All tools and materials provided at the event.

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

High Wycombe Store - Miniature Furniture Model Making With John Macaulay

John Macaulay is a 1/12 scale Miniature Furniture maker. Using a range of Proxxon machines he produces intricate furniture, which have the joinery features you would expect to see on a full-scale piece, such as fielded panels, mortice and tenon. John is a master of his craft and his work speaks for itself, last year he was invited to display at the Kensington Dolls House Festival. He is currently working on a scaled replica of a Charles Rennie Mackintosh washstand with stained glass splashback.

This is a fantastic chance to see some examples of John's work, as he demonstrates the range of Proxxon Machinery. He will also be available to answer questions and help you with any projects of your own.

Saturday 27th April
10:00am - 2:00pm

High Wycombe Store - Sanding - In Pursuit Of The Perfect Finish

Skilful sanding remains the key to achieving an attractive and tactile finish to your project - bringing our the best out of the natural features of the timber. From hand sanding to the latest power sanding machines, the technology keeps moving on, bringing improvements to abrasives, dust extraction and ergonomics. To help keep you up to date, our stores will be hosting a national sanding demonstration on Saturday 27th April.

We’ll also be introducing a new range of Axminster Trade Wax products - providing a choice specially developed, high quality protective and decorative finishes.

At the demonstration, our store teams will be taking the opportunity to demonstrate the Fuji PaintWIZ Pro handheld spray system - another way to achieve a variety of easy-to-apply creative finishes.

Don’t miss out on our ‘Three in One’ store demonstrations. See you there!

Saturday 27th April
10:00am - 4:00pm

High Wycombe Store - Topography With Andre May

Topography is the study of the shape and features of land surfaces. During this demonstration, Andre will be using a range of Arbortech tools to create some beautiful Topographic plywood designs. This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in relief work to get an overview of the process and tools required. Come along anytime and see Andrew in action.

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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