North Shields Store

Unit J1, Hamar Close, Tyne Tunnel Trading Estate. NE29 7XB

01915 005966 - northshieldsstore@axminster.co.uk

Opening Hours

 
Monday - Friday 8am - 5.30pm
Saturday 9am - 5.30pm
Sunday 10.30am - 4.30pm (browsing from 10am)
North Shields Store
Tool Sharpening

Tool Sharpening

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

Live Workshop

Live Workshop

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 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.

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.

Turning Tuesdays

Turning Tuesdays

This is your chance to see and talk about everything and anything woodturning, every Tuesday between 10am and 4pm in store.

Each week 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.

North Shields 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!

March 2019

Saturday 2nd March
10:00am - 4:00pm

Woodturning and Finishes With Martin Saban-Smith - North Shields Store

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!

Saturday 2nd March
10:00am - 2:00pm

North Shields Store - Craft Bandsaws Launch and Bandsaw Clinic

A new range of Craft Bandsaws has been developed by Axminster to appeal to the serious home woodworker looking for precision and control which easily surpasses entry-level hobby machines. With a rigid, braced steel chassis, easy-tilting cast iron table, low maintenance ceramic guide wheels and a host of high-spec features, the new Craft Bandsaws offer capable, affordable performance which will put more challenging projects well within your reach.

To see these class-leading machines in action and to learn more about setting up bandsaws for consistently precise work, don’t miss our national Craft Bandsaw Launch and Bandsaw Clinics to be hosted by all 8 of our stores. See you there!

Wednesday 6th March
12:00pm - 3:00pm

North Shields Store - Kitchen Fitting Series - Festool Domino

In the first of our Kitchen Fitting series, we welcome Trevor, our Festool representative, into the store to showcase the Domino 500 and 700. Festool's Domino joining equipment creates solid, dependable joints quickly and easily. The ability to creating reliable domino joints in a matter of seconds means the Domino range of tools has become a mainstay for joinery professionals across the world. This demonstration will be a fantastic opportunity to get hands-on with the machines and ask a Festool expert for any advice or practical guidance.

WIN a Worktop Jig worth over £90 with any purchase made in-store during the month of March - see in-store for full details

Wednesday 13th March
12:00pm - 3:00pm

North Shields Store - Kitchen Fitting Series - UJK Worktop Jig

For the second of our Kitchen Fitting series our in-store expert, Matty will be demonstrating the versatile UJK Jig. This one jig is capable of 45° and 90° left or right-hand joints in worktops It enables you to make peninsular joints, In addition, there are facilities for cutting 35mm cabinet door hinge recesses (18mm carcass), a hole for tap fixings 35mm (3/4" BSP) and three slots for 65mm and 150mm joining bolts.
If you're looking for a hand cut appearance but at machine cut speed, then this demonstration is not to be missed!

WIN a Worktop Jig worth over £90 with any purchase made in-store during the month of March - see in-store for full details

Wednesday 20th March
12:00pm - 3:00pm

North Shields - Kitchen Fitting Series - Track Saws And Routers

For our third demonstration in our Kitchen Fitting series, we have two representatives from Festool in-store. Dean and Trevor will be showcasing the Brands range of track saws and routers and will be giving you the chance to get hands-on with the tools. We will also have a range of our own Axcaliber saw blades and router cutters for you to try.
If you are looking for a good idea on the performance of these tools and how they can improve your productivity then come along anytime between 12-3pm.

WIN a Worktop Jig worth over £90 with any purchase made in-store during the month of March - see in-store for full details  

Wednesday 27th March
12:00pm - 3:00pm

North Shields - Kitchen Fitting Series - Lamello

In the last instalment of our Kitchen Fitting series, we have local Axminster Business Services representative, Steven Taylor, in-store, showcasing Lamello. The innovation behind Lamello’s unique jointing methods allows you to create flawless results even when joining difficult angles. Capable of creating strong joints with minimum effort these machines, with their many accessories, will allow you to be as efficient onsite as you can be in the workshop.
If you're looking for products which are renowned for their precision and quality, that can save you time and money then come along anytime between 12-3pm.

WIN a Worktop Jig worth over £90 with any purchase made in-store during the month of March - see in-store for full details  

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

North Shields 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 - 4:30pm

North Shields Store - Woodturning With Margaret Garrard

Margaret will be demonstrating how she creates her pieces as well as answer any questions, so come along and find out why Margaret believes "The beauty of woodturning comes from beneath the bark ..."

Saturday 27th April
10:00am - 4:30pm

North Shields Store - Wood Carving With Keith Barrett

Keith Barrett is an artist specialising in publicly sited wood sculpture and land art, his work is designed in response to the character of the environment in which they are set. Keith's work has been sited at the ‘Look Out’ point in Brierdene, Riverside Park Gateway in Gateshead as well as further afield in Inverness, Teesside, Torquay and even Hawaii.
We are pleased to welcome Keith into the store to demonstrate his technique, talk about his unique work and offer advice on different tools and carving accessories. Keith runs the East Coast Carving club based in North Shields, so this is a great opportunity to meet an inspirational woodcarving tutor and get-hands on with this popular pastime.

July 2019

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

North Shields 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.


We deliver a great experience for the hobbyist, tradesman & professional... Mark Bloomfield (Manager)
North Shields Store Manager

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