Woodworking Wisdom

Welcome to Woodworking Wisdom, your one-stop woodworking video destination. Live sessions every week, including; tutorials, product videos, unboxings, special guests, Q&A’s, projects, and so much more! Simply subscribe to our YouTube channel to stay up to date on all our latest videos.

Three live sessions a week

Interaction with fellow makers brings out the best of our experts. Our live sessions give you the opportunity to get all your queries and questions answered as they work.

How to watch

We’ll bring you live sessions over on our YouTube channel every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 3pm UK time. Simply subscribe to our YouTube channel and never miss a video. Can’t make the live stream? Don’t worry, they’ll be available on our YouTube channel to watch whenever you like!

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Meet the Woodworking Wisdom Team

Colwin Way

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, he has been turning ever since.

Colwin Way in the Woodturning workshop

Jason Breach

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. He pursued his interest in woodwork and gained a BA (Hons) degree in Furniture Design & Management. He worked for several years making furniture and bespoke kitchens, allowing him to develop and hone his skills.

Jason Breach in the Hand Tool workshop

Ben Beddows

Ben’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. His previous role as Workshop Technician means he has a vast knowledge of all things woodwork.

Ben Beddows in the Craft workshop

Craig Steele

Woodworking Tutor and our Head of Staff Training, Craig has over 30 years of experience in the woodworking industry. Craig works closely with the Axminster Tools development team in helping with new product design and testing.

Craig Steele in the Machine workshop

Designated workshops


More than live videos

Woodworking Wisdom is a community for all the makers out there. You’ll get informative product videos, top tips, and a wide range of project ideas for all abilities.

Tell us what you want to see

If there’s something you want to see a video on let us know. Comment on one of our videos or email the team!

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  1. A fantastic sharing of knowledge, but will there be time to watch all these sessions and still get into the workshop?
    Thanks, in advance, to the Company and all the demonstrators for keeping us all inspired and active.
    Stay safe, Philip.

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Hi guys. I have discovered the three most used words on the Axminster website is “OUT OF STOCK” . Whilst Jason, Colwin and the rest of the team are busting a gut to showcase many of the great products on the tutorials , all the items they recommend appear to be out of stock. Although I continue to place orders on “back order” it seems as if there is no movement on many of the orders. I do realize that the Covid situation would affect stock levels but items that are stated as being available for delivery in three weeks… Read more »

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Colin, I’ve found this frustrating too. I’ve found however that some items, that show as out of stock, can be found at stores for click and collect. I would guess that the stores would be able to mail out these items themselves.

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