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North Shields Store


Saturday 27th October – 14:00–16:00

Halloween is hiding around the corner… so our frighteningly friendly staff are ready to share a selection of creepy creative ideas which will keep your monsters amused for a couple of hours. This is a FREE event with no tricks, so it’ll just be a treat! All monsters, zombies and children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian – numbers are strictly limited so booking is essential. Please see event listing for full T&C’s.

Saturday 10th November 9:00-17:00

For any professional or amateur needing a versatile, reliable and repeatable sharpening system, the Tormek T-8 should be at the top of your list. But don’t just take our word for it – come and see for yourself! You can even bring in your own tools to put the Tormek through its paces!

Saturday 17th November – 10:00-16:00

Our in-store expert Ruby will be producing a wide variety of pens on the AT1628 trade lathe using the Evolution Series Compression Pen Mandrel. Ruby’s demonstration will give you practical tips as well as helpful hints – so come along anytime throughout the day, whether you are just getting started or want help to improve your skills.

Sharing our passion with the next generation

Saturday 24th November – 10:00-16:00

Using the Antex Fire Writer Pyrography Kit our in-store Pyrography specialist, Mark Bloomfield, will show you how to creatively decorate your Christmas craft items. Mark will cover hints and tips on how to get the best out of the unit as well as demonstrating woodburning techniques to give that special personal finish to all your projects.

Saturday 1st December – 10:00-14:00

You don’t take up sharpening as a hobby – Join us in-store as we reveal one of our most important product introductions in recent years – the variable speed, reversible ‘Ultimate Edge’ Sharpening System. Designed to sharpen any edge tools, this versatile system provides precise control of blade and bevel angles and sharpens to a perfectly flat surface. A choice of jigs will accommodate almost all chisels and plane blades while allowing freehand sharpening of knives, scissors and shears. In addition, a unique ‘Twist n Fix’ multi-purpose arbor allows for quick fitment of a variety of mops, felt and profiling wheels. Make sure you don’t miss this unique opportunity to take a first look at the all new ‘Ultimate Edge’.

Saturday 8th December – 14:00–16:00

Join us in store for the first of two ‘Take Home’ Christmas projects aimed at children eager to express their creativity. Using simple tools and materials, our store experts will provide a step-by-step guide to making a Christmas Tree Mobile. For full details and full T&C’s see the Eventbrite listing or contact the store.

Saturday 15th December – 14:00–16:00

Our second ‘Take Home’ Christmas Project will introduce children to the delicate art of scroll sawing as they make an eye-catching decoration for the Christmas tree or a feature for a festive table. For full details and full T&C’s see the Eventbrite listing or contact the store.

*Open to children aged 7 to 14 years old but children must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times while on store premises.

**Spaces are strictly limited, please register through Eventbrite as soon as possible to avoid disappointment

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NOVel NOVember

Whatever you’re doing, get inNOVative this NOVember

The penultimate month of the year is upon us, which means whatever your interest or craft, you’re getting busy! Busy producing work for seasonal fairs, busy making gifts for family and friends, busy browsing the ‘new’ catalogue making up your wish list. Whichever one it is, put the us into your busy and take the pressure out – here’s a few helpful ideas…

Need further help or inspiration? Then come and see friendly us in-store!

Perhaps you’d like to be busy buying for the creative in your life but don’t know where to start? Our Christmas Gift Guide will be available in store from November 1st and with the relevant products highlighted around the store, we’ve just made shopping easy.

Stay in touch!

Whatever your busy is we’d love to see it, so don’t forget to tag us on Facebook.


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Manager’s message

The weather is turning, maybe we should all join in? As the colder days drive us into the shelter of our workshops, now is an ideal time to start those project ideas or even take up a new craft. To support your indoor efforts we’ll be introducing you to many exciting products featured within our new catalogue – which is now in store!

We are well and truly settled into the new store and have laid out a range of ‘try before you buy’ stations from pyrography to Japanese hand tools, as well as UJK router jig, Tormek sharpening and woodturning. If there are any other tools you would like to get hands on with then please let us know!

Mark Bloomfield, Manager

What a fantastic display of talent at our Woodturning Bowl Competition. Well done to the entrants from all the various clubs and especially to Kevin Purdy who won first prize, of an SK100 Chuck.

Grab a bargain!

Good range of hobby machines in our clearance section including table saws and pillar drills

Whether you’re buying for Christmas or just treating yourself, we have some great deals on the most popular brands – with the full range exclusive to stores there’s no better time to visit!

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