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Event Details:

Date: Saturday 30th April 2022 10:00am - Sunday 1st May 2022 4:00pm
Venue: National Exhibition Centre (NEC)
Address: North Avenue
B40 1NT
Admission: £0-£58
Stall Number: Hall 1, Stand F4

Makers Central has been ‘uniting creativity’ since 2018; bringing together makers, creators, and artists from all over the world to celebrate a passion for all things creative. After restrictions forced a two-year break, the show makes its return to The NEC in Birmingham from 30th April – 1st May. Makers Central earned a reputation as a show like no other and this year is set to be bigger and better, with organisers predicting a sell-out event.

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We share your passion

Axminster Tools are thrilled to be at Makers Central 2022, sharing skills and getting creative. We’re taking Woodworking Wisdom on the road; a one-stop destination for woodturning, machinery, hand tools and craft demonstrations brought to you by the resident Axminster Tools woodworking experts. Join us for live demonstrations from our highly skilled woodworkers and special guests.

Meet the makers

Helen BaileyHelen only started woodturning five years ago but the intricate beauty of her work has catapulted her into the limelight. 

Sean EveleghYouTuber, award winning furniture designer and fine woodworker, Sean has bags of enthusiasm and even more talent. 

Owen SchroderOwen’s woodturning adventure began at just 11 years old. Now 19, he’s really developed his skill for enhancing the beautiful woods he works with. 

Ben BeddowsBen’s eye for all things creative is second to none. He’s never happier than when he’s demonstrating and encouraging people to unlock their creative side.

Jason BreachAs a world-renowned woodturner there isn’t much that Jason can’t do but his main interest lies in developing the turned wooden box.

Plan your visit

Saturday 30th April (10am – 6pm)

Time Demo
11:00 Helen Bailey – Turning a natural edge, three piece chalice
12:30 Jason Breach – Turning an octagonal box
14:00 Owen Schroder – Woodturning a conical ring box
15:30 Ben Beddows – 3D cutting on the scroll saw
16:45 Sean Evelegh – Making wood mosaics

Sunday 1st May (10am – 4pm)

Time Demo
10:30 Sean Evelegh – Making wood mosaics
12:00 Jason Breach – Turning an octagonal box
13:30 Ben Beddows – 3D cutting on the scroll saw
15:00 Helen Bailey – Turning a natural edge, three piece chalice

New! Out of the Woodwork

Brand new podcast Out of the Woodwork is launching on 29th April, just in time for Makers Central. Bringing you inspiring stories and conversation from woodworkers who share our passion for all things woodwork.

Our host Sean Evelegh talks to leaders, creators, educators, philanthropists and artists, bringing you conversations on all the big topics as well as inspirational stories, chat and more. You can meet Sean and find out more about Out of the Woodwork at Makers Central.

Create and WIN with us

Have a go at scroll sawing to make a giant Makers Central jigsaw puzzle and try your hand at pyrography with our inspirational tutors. Be the first to know about a very exciting competition launching at Makers Central.

Scroll Saw

Buy tickets!

There’s still time to buy your ticket and join us.

Choose day or weekend tickets

If you can’t make it don’t worry, we’ll bring the show to you. Keep an eye on our social media for exclusive interviews and live updates. Subscribe to Axminster Tools on YouTube and follow @AxminsterTools on Instagram. Can’t wait for Makers Central 2022? Here’s more of what you’ve got to look forward to.

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