Axminster open house

Matt demonstrating how to create dovetail joints by hand at Axminster’s Open House event in 2018.


Matt Estlea, woodworker, Rycotewood Furniture Centre tutor and online content creator on YouTube, will be visiting all eight Axminster Tools & Machinery stores over the coming months.

Matt has combined two of his much loved interests, woodworking and videography, to build up an online brand that currently has over 100,000 subscribers signed up to his YouTube channel. His free online woodworking videos offer challenging self-projects, tool comparisons and build-along guides for those looking to take their skills to the next level.

Sharing his sharpening, dovetailing and plane setup techniques, Matt will begin his programme in High Wycombe in June. He’ll then continue his tour throughout the UK before finishing with a grand finale at his home store in Basingstoke in October.


Matt’s full schedule is as follows…

22 June – High Wycombe

29 June – Cardiff

06 July – Nuneaton

17 Aug – Axminster

14 Sept – Warrington

28 Sept – North Shields

12 Oct – Sittingbourne

26 Oct – Basingstoke


For more information about Matt and his tour, visit