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)
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 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.

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!

October 2019

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

North Shields Store - Craft Pen Turning Lathes, Kits and Blanks

In this national store demonstration, we’ll introduce novices and more experienced woodturners to the lathes, tools and techniques you’ll need to begin turning your own pens. With a choice of many wood and resin blanks, pen kits and finishes now available in store, the creative possibilities are almost endless.

During the demonstration, we’ll cover blank preparation and mounting, tool selection and use, design considerations, shaping and finishing. Our store specialist will share sufficient practical guidance to enable you to make a start on pen turning almost immediately.

Remember, if you buy any Craft lathe, we’ll provide you with a free three-hour introduction to woodturning with one of our team specialists. For this demonstration, we recommend joining us at the start and staying through to the close to make sure you get the full benefit of each stage of instruction.

Saturday 26th October
10:00am - 4:00pm

North Shields Store - Woodturning With Rick Dobney

Free Woodturning Demonstration

AWGB demonstrator Rick Dobney visits our store to share his highly original woodworking talents, showcasing multi-axis turning - using an off-centre jig he has developed for the purpose. He will also demonstrate techniques for working with metal as he turns a wood and aluminium goblet and explore colour embellishment. Join this popular professional for what promises to be an entertaining and inspirational day at the lathe.

Wednesday 30th October
1:00pm - 3:00pm

North Shields - Children's Halloween Workshop

Free Children's Workshop

Be afraid. Be very afraid - your little monsters might soon be wanting you to help them with some Halloween projects - never fear, our Axminster stores are ready to help with a special Halloween workshop. Using our Craft Scroll saws, our frighteningly friendly staff will help your creepy creatives make their own take-home Halloween decoration. They'll be using one of our 'Terrifying Templates' including bats, ghosts, witches hats and cats - and they'll have a chance to use pyrography to add scary detail.

This is a FREE event with no tricks, so it’ll be all treat!

*Maximum of two children per adult, aged 8-14, 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 will be provided by Axminster store. Photographs will be taken during the workshop, please advise the tutor if you do not wish your child to be included within any future marketing.

November 2019

Saturday 16th November
10:00am - 4:00pm

North Shields - Relief Woodcarving

Free Woodcarving Demonstration

If you're new to woodcarving or just want to get some advice, come along and see Ruby demonstrating her woodcarving skills. Having just completed a carving course at our Skill Centre Ruby will be using modern whittling tools as well as showcasing our great range of traditional tools. Ask questions, be inspired and get hands on at this interactive demonstration.

Saturday 23rd November
10:00am - 4:00pm

North Shields - Souber Lock Jig

Free Woodwork Demonstration

The Souber lock Jig is fast becoming the preferred method for many tradespeople when fitting mortice locks. With its self-centering clamp and milling operation, it is definitely a must-have tool when fitting doors. It makes the job quick and simple, with a door lockable to be fitted in less than 5 minutes!

Whether you have 1 door to hang or 100, you can benefit from using a Souber lock Jig. Pop in for 5 minutes - literally - and try it for yourself!

Purchase a Jig on the day and get 10% RRP

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

North Shields Store - Jet Machines Re-Launch

In this national store event, we re-introduce one of the UK's most trusted woodworking machine brands, Jet. First made available in the UK over 20 years ago, these robust machines have earned a reputation for performance, reliability and value which has secured a large customer base amongst discerning woodworking enthusiasts. At this free event, we'll highlight key technical features of Jet bandsaws, lathes and scroll saws recently introduced to the range and share advice and techniques for getting the best results from these precision machines.

We look forward to seeing you in store and to helping your woodworking 'take off' to even greater heights, with Jet.

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

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