North Shields Store

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

01915 005966 -

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 8am - 7pm
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.


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


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!

September 2018

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

North Shields Store - Woodcarving With Flexcut

As we head into Autumn our thoughts may already start turning towards Christmas and how we could personalise our Christmas gifts and decorations.

To inspire you to make a start on a new hobby and all the creative rewards this brings, why not try your hand at woodcarving? On Saturday 29th all stores will demonstrate the tools and techniques needed to begin carving, under the guidance of our store experts. On the day we’ll be offering great discounts on some of our most popular Flexcut carving sets - a brand favoured by novice and experienced carvers around the world.

Don’t miss this chance to start a rewarding journey into woodcarving - and into many new creative ideas for Christmas. See you there!

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

North Shields Store - Bowl Turning Competition With The Northumbrian Woodturners

It's going to be a supercharged and exhilarating day in-store as we invite the Northumbrian Woodturners to go head-to-head against each other to win the accolade of Axminster champion. As well as competing for the title, the turners will be in with a chance to win the first prize of an SK100 Chuck, second prize of a £50 voucher and 3rd a £20 voucher.

Entrants into the competition will have 50 minutes to create a unique bowl of their choosing using various techniques and tools. The bowls will be judged by the North Shields team and prizes awarded.

We look forward to welcoming the club into the store for the first club competition held at our new site. The day will be a lot of fun and a great way of picking up hints and tips from a variety of different turners. As well as providing a great opportunity to meet the club members and get further information on the club itself.

October 2018

Saturday 20th October
10:00am - 4:30pm

North Shields Store - Getting Handy With Hand Tools

Join our in-store carpenter Dean, who will be showcasing our range of hand tools including, Rider, Veritas, Lie Nielsen and our phenomenal selection of Japanese hand tools.

The day will cover tool care and maintenance as well as advice on traditional sharpening methods. A huge variety of tools ranging from hand planes to spokeshaves and crosscut saws will be available for you to try, so come along and test their performance for yourself.

Christmas is fast approaching and this is an ideal opportunity for the woodworker in your life to draw up their wish list and with the option of personalised Rider hand planes - we've got their gifts all wrapped up!

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

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