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Event Details:

Date: Saturday 8th January 2022 10:00am - Saturday 5th March 2022 2:00pm
Venue: Axminster Tools Stores
Admission: Free


Axminster Tools UK Exclusive 

Join our professional woodturners in your local Axminster Tools store as they showcase why Robust is often regarded as one of the world’s finest makers of woodturning lathes. With a reputation for craftsmanship, quality and performance, a Robust Lathe is custom made to impeccable standards. Touring the stores is the lathe many turners aspire to own – The American Beauty. 

Robust Lathe American Beauty


Book your free place now at your nearest store and enjoy a rare opportunity to see this premium bowl and vessel lathe in action.

Come and see the American Beauty live at a store near you on the following dates:

*Due to unforeseen circumstances, these two demonstrations have had to be cancelled. We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Tour Route


Meet the hosts

Colwin Way RPT

Demonstrating at Sittingbourne and Cardiff

Colwin has been a woodturning tutor with Axminster Tools since 1998 and a professional turner for over 30 years. His interest in woodturning started at school where he first had the chance to use a lathe and he has been turning ever since. Colwin’s work takes him all over the world, exhibiting and demonstrating; his bowls and figurines are highly sought after and he’s a regular contributor to the Woodturning Magazine. 

Colwin Way


Jason Breach RPT

Demonstrating at High Wycombe, Basingstoke and Axminster

Jason was introduced to woodturning at the age of 12. By 15 he attended a woodturning course with Cecil Jordan, where he discovered the art of turning a wooden box. After gaining a BA (Hons) degree in Furniture Design & Management he worked for several years making furniture and bespoke kitchens. Now known for his aesthetically beautiful, yet functional, wood turned and carved forms, Jason’s work is coveted by collectors around the world and is regularly featured in The Woodturning magazine. 

Jason Breach


Helen Bailey

Demonstrating at Nuneaton

Helen started woodturning only five years ago but has already received many accolades. Her work has been featured in the American Association of Woodturners Magazine; one of her pieces was selected for a prestigious UK touring exhibit and she’s a regular contributor to the World of Woodturners website. The intricate beauty of Helen’s work has catapulted her into the limelight and her pieces are highly regarded by individuals and collectors from all over the world.

Helen Bailey


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Stay in touch!

If you join the tour, we’d love to hear from you. Send us a photograph of you and the Robust Lathe and tell us how the demonstration has inspired you!

Alternatively, get in touch via our social media platforms – post to Instagram using #robustlathe – don’t forget to tag @AxminsterTools Each store has its own Facebook page, click on your nearest here:

@axminsterstore @axminsterbasingstoke @axminstercardiff
@axminsterhighwycombe @axminsternewcastle @axminsternuneaton
@axminstersittingbourne @axminsterwarrington


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