North Shields Store

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

01915 005966 - northshieldsstore@axminster.co.uk

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.

Refreshments

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

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!

July 2019

Wednesday 17th July
12:30pm - 4:30pm

North Shields - Cosplay, Session 2, Shaping And Gluing

Join our in-store expert Nathan as he takes us into the world of Cosplay. Derived from two words 'costume play', it's a performance art in which participants, called cosplayers, wear costumes to represent a specific character. This cultural, social and creative phenomenon now attracts thousands of followers around the country This month we'll show you, step-by-step, how to create your Cosplay character.  

In the second of four demonstrations, sales advisor (by day) and Cosplay enthusiast Nathan begins to refine shapes and begin the detailing of the costume panels cut and shaped in the first session. Nathan will use Axminster trade scrollsaws to shape high-density foams, introduce curves using heat guns and add textures and wear using the Dremel 3000 rotary tool.

Wednesday 24th July
12:30pm - 4:30pm

North Shields - Cosplay Session 3, Detailing And Sealing

Join our in-store expert Nathan as he takes us into the world of Cosplay. Derived from two words 'costume play', it's a performance art in which participants, called cosplayers, wear costumes to represent a specific character. This cultural, social and creative phenomenon now attracts thousands of followers around the country This month we'll show you, step-by-step, how to create your Cosplay character.  

In his third Cosplay demonstration, in-store sales advisor and talented maker Nathan takes us further into the world of costume design and manufacture. In this session, he’ll use soldering irons and heat guns to add further textures, battle scars and realism to costume components. Join Nathan for his detailed and absorbing journey into creative costuming for theatre, film - or just for fun.

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

North Shields Store - Swan Compressors And Accessories

At this national demonstration, our in-store experts demonstrate the latest range of quiet-running, oil free Swan Compressors. These hard-working, versatile machines can be used in many ways to make routine workshop tasks easier, quicker and more satisfying to complete. On the day, we’ll focus on the safe use of air nail guns and show just how compressors can be used in a variety of roles to tackle everyday DIY and decorative projects. If you’ve never worked ‘under pressure’ before, this is your chance!

Wednesday 31st July
12:30pm - 4:30pm

North Shields - Cosplay Session 4, Painting And Detail

Join our in-store expert Nathan as he takes us into the world of Cosplay. Derived from two words 'costume play', it's a performance art in which participants, called cosplayers, wear costumes to represent a specific character. This cultural, social and creative phenomenon now attracts thousands of followers around the country This month we'll show you, step-by-step, how to create your Cosplay character.  

In the final demonstration of four, in-store creative expert Nathan shows how to use airbrushing and other paint techniques to add colours, hues and decorative detail to the costume he has now nearly completed. He’ll be using the SprayCraft SP66 Professional Airbrush and Compressor Kit and demonstrate masking, blending and rub-down techniques to enhance realism and overall visual impact. Nathan will also demonstrate the use of Polyvine pearlescent paints and lacquer finishes to complete the project.


August 2019

Monday 5th August
10:00am - 11:00am

North Shields Store - 'Beat The Boredom' Summer Workshop - Pen Turning

Our ‘Beat the Boredom’ Pen Turning sessions will help young people with a flair for creativity make a unique pen to take home - an ideal gift or stationery item for the start of term. We’ll help with some of the preparation, allowing time for our young makers to understand how to use the lathe and chisels safely, and then shape and finish the pen. We’ll provide all the materials, plenty of hands-on guidance - and protective wear to ensure a safe and rewarding learning experience for all.

*Maximum of two children per session, ages 10-14, 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 with any future marketing.


Monday 5th August
11:30am - 12:30pm

North Shields Store - 'Beat The Boredom' Summer Workshop - Pen Turning

Our ‘Beat the Boredom’ Pen Turning sessions will help young people with a flair for creativity make a unique pen to take home - an ideal gift or stationery item for the start of term. We’ll help with some of the preparation, allowing time for our young makers to understand how to use the lathe and chisels safely, and then shape and finish the pen. We’ll provide all the materials, plenty of hands-on guidance - and protective wear to ensure a safe and rewarding learning experience for all.

*Maximum of two children per session, ages 10-14, 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 with any future marketing.


Monday 5th August
1:30pm - 2:30pm

North Shields Store - 'Beat The Boredom' Summer Workshop - Pen Turning

Our ‘Beat the Boredom’ Pen Turning sessions will help young people with a flair for creativity make a unique pen to take home - an ideal gift or stationery item for the start of term. We’ll help with some of the preparation, allowing time for our young makers to understand how to use the lathe and chisels safely, and then shape and finish the pen. We’ll provide all the materials, plenty of hands-on guidance - and protective wear to ensure a safe and rewarding learning experience for all.

*Maximum of two children per session, ages 10-14, 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 with any future marketing.


Monday 5th August
3:00pm - 4:00pm

North Shields Store - 'Beat The Boredom' Summer Workshop - Pen Turning

Our ‘Beat the Boredom’ Pen Turning sessions will help young people with a flair for creativity make a unique pen to take home - an ideal gift or stationery item for the start of term. We’ll help with some of the preparation, allowing time for our young makers to understand how to use the lathe and chisels safely, and then shape and finish the pen. We’ll provide all the materials, plenty of hands-on guidance - and protective wear to ensure a safe and rewarding learning experience for all.

*Maximum of two children per session, ages 10-14, 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 with any future marketing.


Monday 12th August
10:00am - 11:00am

North Shields Store - 'Beat The Boredom' Summer Workshop - Pen Turning

Our ‘Beat the Boredom’ Pen Turning sessions will help young people with a flair for creativity make a unique pen to take home - an ideal gift or stationery item for the start of term. We’ll help with some of the preparation, allowing time for our young makers to understand how to use the lathe and chisels safely, and then shape and finish the pen. We’ll provide all the materials, plenty of hands-on guidance - and protective wear to ensure a safe and rewarding learning experience for all.

*Maximum of two children per session, ages 10-14, 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 with any future marketing.

Monday 12th August
11:30am - 12:30pm

North Shields Store - 'Beat The Boredom' Summer Workshop - Pen Turning

Our ‘Beat the Boredom’ Pen Turning sessions will help young people with a flair for creativity make a unique pen to take home - an ideal gift or stationery item for the start of term. We’ll help with some of the preparation, allowing time for our young makers to understand how to use the lathe and chisels safely, and then shape and finish the pen. We’ll provide all the materials, plenty of hands-on guidance - and protective wear to ensure a safe and rewarding learning experience for all.

*Maximum of two children per session, ages 10-14, 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 with any future marketing.

Monday 12th August
1:30pm - 2:30pm

North Shields Store - 'Beat The Boredom' Summer Workshop - Pen Turning

Our ‘Beat the Boredom’ Pen Turning sessions will help young people with a flair for creativity make a unique pen to take home - an ideal gift or stationery item for the start of term. We’ll help with some of the preparation, allowing time for our young makers to understand how to use the lathe and chisels safely, and then shape and finish the pen. We’ll provide all the materials, plenty of hands-on guidance - and protective wear to ensure a safe and rewarding learning experience for all.

*Maximum of two children per session, ages 10-14, 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 with any future marketing.

Monday 12th August
3:00pm - 4:00pm

North Shields Store - 'Beat The Boredom' Summer Workshop - Pen Turning

Our ‘Beat the Boredom’ Pen Turning sessions will help young people with a flair for creativity make a unique pen to take home - an ideal gift or stationery item for the start of term. We’ll help with some of the preparation, allowing time for our young makers to understand how to use the lathe and chisels safely, and then shape and finish the pen. We’ll provide all the materials, plenty of hands-on guidance - and protective wear to ensure a safe and rewarding learning experience for all.

*Maximum of two children per session, ages 10-14, 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 with any future marketing.

Monday 19th August
10:00am - 11:00am

North Shields Store 'Beat The Boredom' Summer Workshop - 3D Scroll Saw Bird

Scroll sawing provides a great way to produce a fun, interesting take-home project in less than an hour. During our ‘Beat the Boredom’ Scroll Saw sessions, our store team will help young creators cut out and sand down the shapes required to make a 3D slot-together bird. Scroll sawing is a test of hand-to-eye coordination which is challenging yet absorbing - and will open young minds to further creative possibilities. Where time permits, we’ll show how pyrography could be used to add detail to the bird and suggest special paints available in store to finish the project at home. 

*Maximum of two children per session, 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 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 with any future marketing.

Monday 19th August
11:30am - 12:30pm

North Shields Store 'Beat The Boredom' Summer Workshop - 3D Scroll Saw Bird

Scroll sawing provides a great way to produce a fun, interesting take-home project in less than an hour. During our ‘Beat the Boredom’ Scroll Saw sessions, our store team will help young creators cut out and sand down the shapes required to make a 3D slot-together bird. Scroll sawing is a test of hand-to-eye coordination which is challenging yet absorbing - and will open young minds to further creative possibilities. Where time permits, we’ll show how pyrography could be used to add detail to the bird and suggest special paints available in store to finish the project at home. 

*Maximum of two children per session, 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 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 with any future marketing.

Monday 19th August
1:30pm - 2:30pm

North Shields Store 'Beat The Boredom' Summer Workshop - 3D Scroll Saw Bird

Scroll sawing provides a great way to produce a fun, interesting take-home project in less than an hour. During our ‘Beat the Boredom’ Scroll Saw sessions, our store team will help young creators cut out and sand down the shapes required to make a 3D slot-together bird. Scroll sawing is a test of hand-to-eye coordination which is challenging yet absorbing - and will open young minds to further creative possibilities. Where time permits, we’ll show how pyrography could be used to add detail to the bird and suggest special paints available in store to finish the project at home. 

*Maximum of two children per session, 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 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 with any future marketing.

Monday 19th August
3:00pm - 4:00pm

North Shields Store 'Beat The Boredom' Summer Workshop - 3D Scroll Saw Bird

Scroll sawing provides a great way to produce a fun, interesting take-home project in less than an hour. During our ‘Beat the Boredom’ Scroll Saw sessions, our store team will help young creators cut out and sand down the shapes required to make a 3D slot-together bird. Scroll sawing is a test of hand-to-eye coordination which is challenging yet absorbing - and will open young minds to further creative possibilities. Where time permits, we’ll show how pyrography could be used to add detail to the bird and suggest special paints available in store to finish the project at home. 

*Maximum of two children per session, 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 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 with any future marketing.

Saturday 24th August
10:00am - 4:30pm

North Shields - Tormek Sharpening With Mark Stewart

The Tormek T-8 sharpening system is the perfect answer for all your sharpening requirements. For any professional or amateur needing a versatile, reliable and repeatable sharpening system, the T-8 should be at the top of your list. But don't just take our word for it - come and see for yourself!

Our in-store demonstrator, Mark, will take you through setting up of the machine, jig choice, wheel truing and sharpening techniques (with emphasis on the sharpening of woodturning and hand tools). You can even bring in your own tools to put the Tormek through its paces!

Monday 26th August
10:00am - 11:00am

North Shields Store 'Beat The Boredom' Summer Workshop - 3D Scroll Saw Bird

Scroll sawing provides a great way to produce a fun, interesting take-home project in less than an hour. During our ‘Beat the Boredom’ Scroll Saw sessions, our store team will help young creators cut out and sand down the shapes required to make a 3D slot-together bird. Scroll sawing is a test of hand-to-eye coordination which is challenging yet absorbing - and will open young minds to further creative possibilities. Where time permits, we’ll show how pyrography could be used to add detail to the bird and suggest special paints available in store to finish the project at home. 

*Maximum of two children per session, 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 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.

Monday 26th August
11:30am - 12:30pm

North Shields Store 'Beat The Boredom' Summer Workshop - 3D Scroll Saw Bird

Scroll sawing provides a great way to produce a fun, interesting take-home project in less than an hour. During our ‘Beat the Boredom’ Scroll Saw sessions, our store team will help young creators cut out and sand down the shapes required to make a 3D slot-together bird. Scroll sawing is a test of hand-to-eye coordination which is challenging yet absorbing - and will open young minds to further creative possibilities. Where time permits, we’ll show how pyrography could be used to add detail to the bird and suggest special paints available in store to finish the project at home. 

*Maximum of two children per session, 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 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.

Monday 26th August
1:30pm - 2:30pm

North Shields Store 'Beat The Boredom' Summer Workshop - 3D Scroll Saw Bird

Scroll sawing provides a great way to produce a fun, interesting take-home project in less than an hour. During our ‘Beat the Boredom’ Scroll Saw sessions, our store team will help young creators cut out and sand down the shapes required to make a 3D slot-together bird. Scroll sawing is a test of hand-to-eye coordination which is challenging yet absorbing - and will open young minds to further creative possibilities. Where time permits, we’ll show how pyrography could be used to add detail to the bird and suggest special paints available in store to finish the project at home. 

*Maximum of two children per session, 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 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.

Monday 26th August
3:00pm - 4:00pm

North Shields Store 'Beat The Boredom' Summer Workshop - 3D Scroll Saw Bird

Scroll sawing provides a great way to produce a fun, interesting take-home project in less than an hour. During our ‘Beat the Boredom’ Scroll Saw sessions, our store team will help young creators cut out and sand down the shapes required to make a 3D slot-together bird. Scroll sawing is a test of hand-to-eye coordination which is challenging yet absorbing - and will open young minds to further creative possibilities. Where time permits, we’ll show how pyrography could be used to add detail to the bird and suggest special paints available in store to finish the project at home. 

*Maximum of two children per session, 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 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.


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

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