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.

Refreshments

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.

High Wycombe 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!

February 2020

Tuesday 25th February
10:00am - 2:00pm

High Wycombe Store - Turning Tuesday, Woodcut Bowl Saver

Create cost savings and not wood shavings with the Woodcut bowl saver.

This week, Malcolm Cleaver, as part of our Turning Tuesday session, will take a closer look and the Bowlsaver by Woodcut. These tools can enable you to increase your output from a bowl blank by up to three times. Come along and see the tool in action, learn how to cut different types of wood, adjust the depth of the blade, what tool post your lathe requires and much more.

This is a free club, so pop in anytime from 10-2 pm

Tuesday 25th February
6:00pm - 9:00pm

High Wycombe - An Evening With Vic Tesolin and Veritas

Free Woodworking Demonstration and Talk

Internationally renowned Canadian woodworker, tutor and author, Vic Tesolin, is our VIP guest at this evening demonstration in store.

A regular visitor to the UK as an ambassador for premium hand tools manufacturer, Veritas, Vic is widely admired for his expertise and creativity with hand tools and his engaging and entertaining presentation style. Devoted to the 'minimalist' approach to woodworking, you can expect to see Vic explain the set-up and practical use of a range of Veritas hand planes, sharpening systems, chisels and saws. His informal approach means there is always time for questions on any woodworking related topic and he is always delighted to share his workshop experiences with fellow enthusiasts. Come along for what promises to be an informative and enjoyable 'evening with Vic Tesolin'.

Spaces are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

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

High Wycombe Store - Woodturning Jaws Explained

Join us in-store as we explore one of the key woodturning accessories that sometimes get overlooked - the jaws. Axminster Tools & Machinery manufacture a range of high precision jaws compatible with our 'Evolution' series chucks - all designed and machined at our manufacturing facilities in Devon. These proudly UK made jaws present the aspiring woodturner with the means to hold and turn wood for the best possible creative results.  In this demonstration, we'll discuss and demonstrate a variety of popular jaws including Pen, Button, Dovetail, and Expanding Pin Chuck jaws and show the typical project applications of each. Whether you're interested in turning wide diameter pieces such as bowls and platters or finer pieces such as goblets and pens, we'll have just the jaw to suit your needs!

N.B. this demo will be split into two sessions - to get the best value please join us at either 10 am or 12 noon.

March 2020

Tuesday 10th March
10:00am - 2:00pm

High Wycombe Store - Turning Tuesday, Multi-Axis Turning

Every 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month experienced woodturners meet in-store to offer free guided sessions. Any level of experience will be welcomed by the group's friendly members.

This week - one of the group's main demonstrators, Les Alexander, will be demonstrating some Multi-Axis turning, also known as offset turning, which when mastered creates stunningly unique forms.

Saturday 21st March
10:00am - 12:00pm

High Wycombe Store - Routing, Sanding and Finishing Workshop

Free Wood Workshop

This 2-hour workshop will introduce you to some of the fundamental principles and techniques of routing, sanding, and finishing. During the session, you'll be closely guided by Lydia Spracklen, getting hands-on and trying some simple operations whilst making a cheeseboard. 

This is a free workshop, where all materials will be provided and the cheese board you make is yours to keep. Spaces are limited to just 2 spaces within each session so please book early to avoid disappointment. 

Saturday 21st March
2:00pm - 4:00pm

High Wycombe Store - Routing, Sanding and Finishing Workshop

Free Wood Workshop

This 2-hour workshop will introduce you to some of the fundamental principles and techniques of routing, sanding, and finishing. During the session, you'll be closely guided by Lydia Spracklen, getting hands-on and trying some simple operations whilst making a cheeseboard. 

This is a free workshop, where all materials will be provided and the cheese board you make is yours to keep. Spaces are limited to just 2 spaces within each session so please book early to avoid disappointment. 

Tuesday 24th March
10:00am - 4:00pm

High Wycombe Store - Creative Woodturning With Paul Hannaby

Paul's been turning wood for over 17 years and is an approved tutor of the Association of Woodturners, GB. He's 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, with his main focus being on artistic or creative woodturning.

Paul is keen to pass on his hard-earned knowledge to other turners and we're pleased he'll be in-store offering FREE guidance and advice whilst demonstrating his unique style. Whether you're a novice or experienced turner this event will inspire you to add some flare to your projects.

Saturday 28th March
10:00am - 2:00pm

High Wycombe Store - EcoPoxy, Working With Resin And Wood

Free Woodworking Demonstration

Working with wood and resin is right on trend and in this national demonstration, our store specialists will provide an introduction to resin, using our new range of EcoPoxy products. Together these offer an ideal solution for woodworkers, artists and craftspeople looking to explore new creative possibilities in their work.

During this demonstration we'll make a small project, providing technical guidance and useful tips which will help you achieve professional results in your workshop from the outset. We'll provide details of the tools and accessories you might need and highlight some of the pitfalls when starting out working with resin. We'll also share some of the reasons why we stock EcoPoxy products, which are proven to provide outstanding all-round performance, clarity and durability while remaining environmentally friendly. We look forward to seeing you there!


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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