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)
Festive Season  
Christmas Eve 8am - 1pm
Christmas Day Closed
Boxing Day 10am - 4.30pm
Friday 27th - Monday 30th December Normal hours
Tuesday 31st 8am - 4pm
New Years Day Closed
Thursday 2nd January Normal hours
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!

December 2019

Saturday 7th December
10:00am - 4:00pm

North Shields Store - Christmas Woodworking Show

Christmas Craft Event

Join us in-store for our annual Christmas Woodworking Show. This year we have an action-packed day with 15 demonstrators showcasing their skills and offering advice on everything from woodturning to tool sharpening and everything in between.

In amongst the interactive workstations will be local professional woodcarver Keith Barrett talking about his work, while members of the Northumbrian Woodturners Association share their wealth of experience. The Kibblesworth Woodcrafters will be encouraging you to have a go while providing practical guidance on scroll sawing, bandsaw boxes, pyrography, Japanese hand tools and UJK dovetail jigs.

We'll also have some cracking Christmas deals on the day and with a complimentary mince pie and a cup of tea, it'll be a great way to get into the Christmas spirit.

Friday 13th December to Saturday 14th December
11:00am - 2:00pm

North Shields Store - Festool With Trevor Wilkinson

Free Power Tool Demonstration

Festool rep Trevor Wilkinson will be in-store, over two days, showcasing the latest range of power tools including the new tloc system, as well as introducing the Festool vacuum due for release in 2020.

Trevor will be demonstrating as well as answering any questions you have regarding the range and/or accessories. This is a fantastic opportunity to see top-quality German power tools in operation.

Pop into the store anytime between 11- 5pm on Friday and 9-2pm on Saturday to enjoy our FREE event.

Saturday 14th December
10:00am - 4:00pm

North Shields Store - Make A Snow-Family

Free Family Woodturning Workshop

A Christmas workshop full of festive fun for the whole family. Join us in-store as we turn your Christmas into something a little special. For anyone aged 11 or up you'll be able to create your own wooden snowman on a lathe under the careful guidance from one of our staff. Then you can bring it to life using paints and a pyrography pen. For younger children we will have some snowmen already turned and waiting to be decorated. We'll also be encouraging accompanying adults to participate so that you can create a little frozen family to take home.

*All children must be registered via Eventbrite to participate. 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 a member of staff if you do not wish your child to be included within any future marketing.

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

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