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And the winner is…

Our September Project Clamping Competition has been hugely popular and a big thank you to all who have entered. The standard of entries has been incredibly high with some fantastic makers out there making lots of wonderful things with our clamps. But, there can only be one winner!

Martyn Booth - winning entry featuring Axminster F Clamps
Winning entry by Martyn Booth. “F Clamps… my go to clamps for my segmented turning. Here I am using them to glue up a feature ring for my segmented bowl currently in production!”

Competition now closed.

It’s time to show us what you’ve been clamping!

This September we are celebrating Clamping Season and giving you a chance to win four Axminster Trade Clamps worth £90 in our Project Clamp Competition! When it comes to clamps, we like to think we’ve seen it all but we know that’s just not true! Show us what interesting, large or small projects you’ve been clamping onto for your chance to win some quality Axminster Trade Clamps. Good luck!

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How to enter…

Upload a photo to either one of the following;

  • Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #AxminsterTradeClamps and the tag @axminstertools 
  • The Facebook app or from a user’s desktop or mobile device using the tag @axminstertoolcentre
  • The Community Forum under the Clamping Season Competition 2018 post and use the #AxminsterTradeClamps hashtag

There is no purchase necessary to enter but Standard broadband rates apply. The competition is limited to one entry per user and closes at Midnight on 30/09/18.

The Prize

We want everyone to feel how good Axminster Trade Clamps are. So, the winner will receive 2 x Axminster Trade Clamps Parallel Jaw Clamp (300 x 80mm) and 2 x Axminster Trade Clamps Alloy Bar Clamp/Spreader (300mm) worth £90!

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Picking the Winner

The winner will be picked by a team of judges who will be looking for an interesting well-made project with Axminster Trade Clamps in use. The winning entry will be selected after the competition has closed. The winner will be informed by way of direct message. The winner will be published on our Knowledge website. Upon confirmation of the winning entrant, confirmation of acceptance and details must be provided within 7 days. We reserve the right to pick a new winner and runner up if the requested information is not provided within the specified time period.

Terms & Conditions

  • Entrants under 18 will need parental or guardian permission to enter;
  • Only one entry per person is permitted and separate social accounts should not be used;
  • Entries that are discovered to come from the same person will result in disqualification;
  • Duplicate content taken from other sites will not be allowed and will result in removal and disqualification;
  • This competition is open to UK residents only;
  • Axminster employees and their immediate families are not eligible for the prize;
  • Any entries with abusive, threatening or offensive language will be removed, blocked and disqualified from the competition;
  • Once we have confirmed the winner and runner up, we will aim to deliver the prizes within a week;
  • This promotion is not connected to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram nor is it sponsored, supported or organised by Facebook, Twitter or Instagram;
  • By entering this competition, you agree to have your name, location and photo featured in future Axminster Tools & Machinery promotional material.

Our Details

If you would like to contact us regarding the clamp competition you can do so by writing to Axminster Tools and Machinery, Unit 10 Weycroft Avenue, Axminster, Devon EX13 5PH or alternatively email us at

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If you're looking to talk tools and machinery, why not join the conversation in our community forum? A friendly place where like minded makers and DIY'ers can exchange projects, techniques, ideas and more from the comfort of your own workshop.

  1. The current project in the 'shop is a very large Korean style chest of drawers, with eight small and four very large drawers, the biggest of which measures 825 x 200mm deep. Each small drawer slides on a central rail and muntin with the large drawers having a pair each. This presents a problem as for the drawer to run smoothly, each runner/muntin must be dead parallel or it will bind. To that end one runner is fixed and the other can be laterally adjusted as it’s slot screwed with 25mm UJK Washer Headed Pocket Hole Screws

    Each of the muntins is glued into a 4mm groove on the inside of the drawer, using small pieces of birch ply:

    …so that when the drawer is offered up ‘in situ’ the muntins locate into the groove:

    At the rear, the muntins are flush with the back of the drawer and the fixed slide can clearly be seen:

    In order to apply pressure to the muntins, Axminster Trade Bar Clamps are used together with a short section of muntin to act as a pressure pad:

    The plywood offcuts taped to the front ensure that the clamp pad is located squarely in front of the muntin. When the muntins are glued in place, two pieces of 0.6mm veneer are used on the drawer sides to give adequate clearance. Drawer fronts are screwed in place using Rob Ingham’s technique and it was he who very generously took time out to explain clearly to me his method of making and fitting these types of drawers.

  2. It wasn’t a goof, it was a desperate attempt to convince the lovely people at Axminster know that I need new clamps :wink::joy:

  3. We have run out of clamps making our new work benches for our Mens Shed!!
    It will just take longer using those we have then all our members will have somewhere to work.

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