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Opening hours over May Bank Holidays

Saturday 5th May Open as normal
Sunday 6th May Open as normal
Monday 7th May 9am – 5pm
Tuesday 8th May Open as normal
Saturday 26th May Open as normal
Sunday 27th May Open as normal
Monday 28th May 9am – 5pm
Tuesday 29th May Open as normal
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Saturday 28th April – Don’t forget to come into the store this Saturday for the second of our ‘Back To Basics’ series. Please feel free to drop into this demonstration at any time between 10am – 4pm – we’ll be serving up bite-size Back to Basics info throughout the day!

Saturday 26th May – Sunday 27th May – Join us at the Amble Puffin Festival at Amble By The Sea. The festival will include a craft fair, guided nature walks, bird watching, local history talks, arts and crafts, watersports and live music. There will be events to interest all age groups including ours covering the art of pyrography and airbrushing.

Saturday 26th May – In the third of our Back to Basics series, we take a closer look at hand chisels, which are amongst the oldest tools in the chest yet are still considered essential to woodworking professionals and hobby enthusiasts alike. Throughout May, our experts will guide you towards crafting those classic joints including dovetails and mortices – and teach you how to sharpen your chisels with repeatable accuracy. Join us in store on the 26th for our national chisels and sharpening demonstration – anytime between 10am and 4pm. See you there!

Rider chisels in use, creating a mortice joint

Coming soon! Our biggest event in 2018

Have you heard about our big event happening this summer? We are moving just down the road to Tyne Tunnel Trading Estate to a new bigger store – so there will be more of the great products you like and more of the great service we are known for. We can’t wait to show it to you but it’s business as usual for a few more months so, like us, you’ll just have to wait! Talk to us in store for the latest updates on our move.

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Manager’s message

We’re proud to continue our support for the Whitley Bay Warriors. As the main sponsor of their Pro Edge Hockey Juniors training camp, we provided their team jerseys. The one week course was a great opportunity for the sport to inspire the stars of tomorrow,

Pro Edge Hockey Juniors

The May bank holidays will soon be here and if you’re planning to tackle those nagging DIY projects we have the tools to help and a live workshop, so you can try before you buy! For some of you, the long weekends will inspire creativity, much like the store’s staff who are already selecting their timber to make an Ernie Raisbecks box or trinket. Ernie used a hobby bandsaw during his demonstration and what he produced was superb.

Personally, I’m hoping to spend the bank holiday enjoying the sunshine in the garden. After all, I spent the Easter break getting the outdoor furniture summer ready, now I want to enjoy it!

Clearance Offer - Powermatic 3520B Lathe - save £300
Clearance Offer – Powermatic 3520B Lathe – save £300
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Did you know…

We’ve been supporting The Furniture Makers’ Company for many years. Axminster’s Managing Director Alan Styles has recently been made a liveryman, moving up from the position of corporate liveryman, which he became in 2013. Alongside Alan, Axminster’s Sales Director Darran McLeod was also admitted to the Furniture Makers’ Company as a corporate liveryman.

Furniture Makers' Company
Far left: Darran McLeod, second right: Alan Styles

“I feel honoured to have been made a liveryman of The Furniture Makers’ Company. The Company carries out invaluable work in education, supporting and promoting promising young furniture makers. Its other charitable work includes lending a helping hand to those in need who have worked in the furniture industry, in the form of grants, services and time. We at Axminster are pleased to be able to work with and support such a highly regarded organisation” – Alan Styles

Quote of the Month

“Don’t learn safety by accident… remember your PPE”

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