North Shields Store

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

01915 005966 - northshieldsstore@axminster.co.uk

Opening Hours

 
Monday - Friday 8am - 7pm
Saturday 9am - 5.30pm
Sunday 10.30am - 4.30pm (browsing from 10am)

Christmas & New Year

 
22nd & 23rd December Normal hours as above
24th December 8am - 1pm
Christmas Day Closed
Boxing Day 10am - 4.30pm
27th - 30th December Normal hours as above
31st December 8am - 5.30pm
New Year's Day Closed
2nd January New hours commence
North Shields Store
    • New year, new hours. Starting 2nd January this store will be open until 5.30pm Monday to Friday. Previously we have been open until 7pm.
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

Find out more

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!

December 2018

Saturday 15th December
2:00pm - 4:00pm

North Shields Store - Christmas Decoration Project - On The Scroll Saw

Our second ‘Take Home’ Christmas Project will introduce children to the delicate art of scroll sawing as they make an eye-catching decoration for the Christmas tree or a feature for a festive table. With hands-on guidance from our store experts, children will learn to cut from a template to produce their tree, sand to a smooth finish and then decorate with paints and glitter finishes to provide a personal sparkle to their projects. We’re sure these ‘Take Home’ trees will inspire further creativity at home - and help occupy restless hands until those Christmas presents are opened!


*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.

January 2019

Saturday 26th January
10:00am - 2:00pm

North Shields Store - The AT254TS Table Saw Workstation

Long-awaited in the UK, Axminster Tools & Machinery introduces a revolutionary new Trade workstation, combining a high precision table saw with dado insert and router table recess - all in one. This ultra versatile newcomer is ideal for trade workshops and serious hobby woodworkers looking for a cost-effective, space-saving machine which will dramatically your project capabilities. A quick release system makes it easy to remove the riving knife and insert a dado blade set while the right-hand table is recessed to incorporate a router table.

To see the AT254TS in action and appreciate the full extent of its features, be sure not to miss our national demonstration to be hosted at all Axminster stores.

We look forward to helping you revolutionise your workshop!

February 2019

Saturday 9th February to Sunday 10th February
10:00am - 4:00pm

North Shields Store - Andrew Hall 'The Hat Man'

Andrew Hall will be with us for the weekend demonstrating the art of woodturning, using the Axminster Trade Series AT1628VS lathe - one of the big beasts among woodturning lathes. Known to many as The Hat Man, Andrew brings with him a wealth of woodturning experience and creates stunningly unique pieces of work.

Andrew will be showcasing various techniques, answering questions as well as indulging in a bit of guitar playing on one of his beautifully handmade guitars.

A fantastic weekend to pop down to the store!

March 2019

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

Woodturning and Finsihes WIth Hampshire Sheen Creator Martin Saban-Smith

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!


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

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