North Shields Store

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

01915 005966 -

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 8am - 5.30pm
Saturday 9am - 5.30pm
Sunday 10.30am - 4.30pm (browsing from 10am)
Friday 19th April 10am - 4.30pm
Saturday 20th April 9am - 5.30pm
Sunday 21st Closed
Monday 22nd 10am - 4.30pm
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!

April 2019

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

North Shields Store - Sanding - In Pursuit Of The Perfect Finish

Skilful sanding remains the key to achieving an attractive and tactile finish to your project - bringing 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. 
See you there!

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 featured 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.

May 2019

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

North Shields Store - Power Carving with Arbortech

Arbortech's wide range of quality and innovative woodworking products are highly regarded by professional carvers for their performance and smooth finish. Our in-store expert, Nathan Blythe, will be demonstrating this versatile range of woodcarving power tools and putting the Turbo blade, Contour Sander and Ball Gouge through their paces. If you have not yet tried power carving this is a great opportunity to have a go yourself to discover how easily you can create unique and stunning carvings.

Saturday 18th May
10:30am - 4:30pm

North Shields Store - Spiral Planer Thicknesser With Mark Stewart

Are you looking for a smoother finish with less noise, longer life and more efficiency?
Axminster's Trade Series planer thicknesser with a spiral cutter block is fast becoming the choice for the professional woodworker. Come along to the store and see Mark Stewart demonstrating the benefits of the AT260SPT.

Saturday 25th May
10:00am - 2:00pm

North Shields Store - Rider Planes Revisited

Precision components and ‘out-the-box’ performance have established Rider planes as a popular choice amongst trade and craft enthusiasts alike. Introduced in 2015, Rider’s reputation as affordable, quality hand tools continues to grow. To re-acquaint our customers with the latest range of Rider bench planes, all stores are hosting a national Rider Planes demonstration on Saturday 25th May. This is your chance to get the best advice on hand plane selection, use and maintenance - and to get hands-on yourself with practical guidance from our store experts.

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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