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Turning Tuesday – It’s back and supported by Walter from the Northumbrian woodturners. Every Tuesday in-store from 10-14:30 you can meet like-minded people, get free expert advice and even try your hand at woodturning.

Saturday 7th – Join us in-store, anytime between 10 – 4, as Ruby, our in-store expert, will be showcasing the capabilities of the EX-21 Scroll Saw. She will offer practical hints and tips on set-up and blade selection, so you can achieve your desired effect. Various designs and patterns will be created, so come along and see the machine in action and be inspired by some very detailed and intricate work.
Sunday 15th – 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!

Saturday 28th – If you’re a woodworker, you’re making dust. And if you’re using machines, you’re making plenty of it. Whether a hobbyist or a trade workshop owner, health and safety is an important consideration – and air filtration is often overlooked in our PPE and equipment choices. Throughout July, our stores will display and demonstrate a range of solutions which will help protect against dusts, fibres and fumes in your working environment. And on Saturday 28th July, all stores will host special demonstrations on extraction in use with popular workshop machines including planer thicknessers, drum sanders and table saws. Come along to your nearest store and we’ll help you find the best ways to ‘Breathe Easy’.

PPE for woodturning

Manager’s message

A lot of hard work has gone into the store move but finally, we are up and running and it looks fantastic! I would like to apologise to our customers for any disruption during the transition but normal service has now resumed.

So whats new in-store;
An improved layout – allowing you to compare products easily.
A bigger Live workshop – so you can get hands-on with a wider range of tools and machinery.
New stock – including timber planks, ideal for tables and benches.
Extended product lines – the larger premises means we’ve got more of what you want.

What’s the same in-store;
Us – it’s the same friendly team, which means you can expect the same great service.
Free advice – our professionally trained experts will offer advice and guidance to make sure you achieve your desired results
Commitment to our community – by continuing with collaborative projects with our community partners.
Inspiring special guests – at our free practical demonstrations

So many reasons to visit the store, whatever yours is we look forward to welcoming you soon.

– Mark Bloomfield, Store Manager

Securing the sign at the new store
Our new home

Did you know…

We have a specialist Business Services team on hand to help you start, maintain and grow your organisation. Their key objective is to build relationships with business customers to gain a greater insight and understanding of their needs; offering bespoke solutions to help you increase your productivity and maximise success. We’ve now introduced a section within the Knowledge, where ideas can be shared and you can learn about all the latest products, services and news relevant to your business – visit our new Business Services section to find out how we can help you climb to new heights. Read our case study to find out how we’ve helped specialist cabinetmaker and joiner George Morgan meet his rising demand for ‘refined vernacular’ pieces.

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Quote of the Month

Safety isn’t expensive, it’s priceless

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