Woodturning Demonstrations

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Martin’s easy-to-watch manner, witty and relaxed presentation style make his demos not just informative, but a true delight for the audience.

Nothing short of “infotainment”, Martin’s demonstrations are an excellent blend of knowledge and performance. You can feel his passion for turning as he presents with energy in every project he undertakes, enlivening the venue atmosphere with his infectious enthusiasm.

With a presence on YouTube and various social media platforms, Martin has garnered a global following of avid turners. They eagerly tune in to his videos, enjoying his posts, and in turn, find themselves inspired by the project coming from his workshop nestled in the charming countryside of Hampshire, UK.

Bookings can be made online using the links above, by email or phone.
Do you have any queries before making a booking?

Drop Martin a line and he will be happy to help

Having demonstrated woodturning across the UK and overseas, Martin is well versed in engaging audiences. His knowledge and insight is communicated clearly and in particular, excellent finishing processes.

After booking, an email confirmation of the costs will be sent to you, and after the demo, any demo notes will be forwarded for distribution to your club members.

Remote Demonstrations

Martin Saban-Smith presenting a remote woodturning demonstration

The purpose built studio has a dedicated seven camera set-up in which is able to provide all viewers a front row seat. Martin also uses custom on-screen graphics which provide superb clarity during the demonstration.

Using Zoom to present remotely is an ideal option for clubs where travel costs would be too high for Martin to attend in person.

Being right at the forefront of the UK rush to provide remote woodturning demonstrations in 2020, Martin is still there with some of the best technology and presentations in the country.

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Woodturning Demonstrations Past, Present and Future

2024

12th January – Surrey Association of Woodturners
19th April – Diss Woodturners
20th April – Kings Lynn Woodturners
21st April – Mid Wales Woodturners
14th May – Kennet Valley Woodturners
8th June – Ulster Woodturners
24th June – East Surrey Woodturners
2nd July – West Oxon Woodturners

2023

11th January – Sarnia Woodturners (Remote)
21st January – Axminster Tools, Nuneaton
18th February – Axminster Tools, High Wycombe
18th March – Axminster Tools, Basingstoke
11th April – Kennet Valley Woodturners
15th April – Axminster Tools, South Shields
13th May – Axminster Tools, Cardiff
19th May – North Devon Woodturners
10th June – Orchard Woodturners
17th June – Axminster Tools, Sittingbourne
22nd July – Axminster Tools, Warrington
27th July – Hereford Turners
29th July – Sandon Woodturners
6th August – West Sussex Woodturners
8th August – Herts and Beds Woodturners
16th August – Cheam Woodturners
20th August – West Midlands Woodturners
25th August – SWAT Symposium, Texas USA
26th August – SWAT Symposium, Texas USA
27th August – SWAT Symposium, Texas USA
7th October – Traedrejerbutikken, Odense Denmark
8th October – Traedrejerbutikken, Odense Denmark
29th October – Surrey Association of Woodturners Open Day
10th November – Harrogate Woodworking Show
11th November – Harrogate Woodworking Show
12th November – Harrogate Woodworking Show
9th December – Sandon Woodturners

2022

5th March – Sandon Woodturners
11th March – Surrey Association of Woodturners
April – Woodturning360
17th May – Forest of Bere Woodturners
8th June – Gloucester Association of Woodturners
9th June – Gloucester Association of Woodturners Day Masterclass
20th July – Berkshire Woodturners
15th – 16th July – Yandles
18th July – Test Valley Turners
20th July – Berkshire Woodturners
26th August – SWAT (USA) Lead Demonstrator
27th August – SWAT (USA) Lead Demonstrator
28th August – SWAT (USA) Lead Demonstrator
31st August – Burnham-on-Sea Woodturners
2nd September– Denmark
3rd September– Denmark
4th September– Denmark
26th September – East Surrey Woodturners
29th October – Isle of Wight
13th October– Kennet & Avon Woodturning Club
21st October– Sweden
22nd October- Sweden
23rd October- Sweden
30th October – Isle of Wight
5th November – The Carpentry Store, Ireland
6th November – The Carpentry Store, Ireland
11th November – Harrogate Woodworking Show
12th November – Harrogate Woodworking Show
13th November – Harrogate Woodworking Show
10th December– Sandon Woodturners

2021

9th January – The Walnut Log – USA (IRD)
17th January – Huddersfield Woodturners
29th January – Island Woodturners Guild (Vancouver)
6th February – Garden of England Woodturners, Kent
9th February – Herts and Beds Woodturners*
23rd February – Lincolnshire Wolds Woodturners
27th February – Wood World of Texas – USA (IRD)
13th May – Huddersfield Woodturners
6th September – Hampshire Woodturners
29th September – Tudor Rose Woodturners
9th October – Hampshire Sheen Excellence in Finishing IRD
19th October – Hampshire Sheen Excellence in Finishing IRD
29th October – Kreative Dages (Denmark)
30th October – Kreative Dages (Denmark)
31st October – Kreative Dages (Denmark)

2020

9th January – Oxon Woodturners, Littlemore
18th January –
 Axminster Tools and Machinery, High Wycombe
1st February – Axminster Tools and Machinery, Nuneaton
29th February – Axminster Tools and Machinery, Basingstoke
2nd March – Hampshire Woodturners, Eastleigh.
16th March – Test Valley Woodturners, Longstock, Hampshire – POSTPONED
21st March – Axminster Tools and Machinery, Warrington – POSTPONED
27th March – Newark Woodworking Show – POSTPONED
28th March – Newark Woodworking Show – POSTPONED
30th March – East Surrey Woodturners, Selsdon – POSTPONED
25th April – Axminster Tools and Machinery, Axminster – POSTPONED
2nd May – Makers Central, NEC Birmingham – POSTPONED
3rd May – Makers Central, NEC Birmingham – POSTPONED
9th May – Axminster Tools and Machinery, Cardiff – POSTPONED
23rd May – Axminster Tools and Machinery, North Shields – POSTPONED
30th May – Sandon Woodturners, Essex – POSTPONED
20th June – Axminster Tools and Machinery, Sittingbourne – POSTPONED
26th June – Yandles and Sons, Martock – POSTPONED
9th July – Staffordshire and South Cheshire Woodturners Association – POSTPONED
10th July – Surrey Association of Woodturners – POSTPONED
11th September – Yandles Woodworking Show – POSTPONED
12th September – Yandles Woodworking Show – POSTPONED
16th September – North London Woodturners – POSTPONED
30th September – Burnham on Sea Woodturning Club – POSTPONED
17th October – Kent Woodturners, Aylesbury
November – Harrogate Woodworking Show – POSTPONED
November – Harrogate Woodworking Show – POSTPONED
November – Harrogate Woodworking Show – POSTPONED

2019

12th January – Axminster Tools and Machinery, Axminster
26th January – Axminster Tools and Machinery, Nuneaton
2nd March – Axminster Tools and Machinery, North Shields
16th March – Axminster Tools and Machinery, Sittingbourne
22nd March – Midlands Show, Newark. Demos for Turner’s Retreat
23rd March – Midlands Show, Newark. Demos for Turner’s Retreat
30th March – Axminster Tools and Machinery, High Wycombe
12th April – Record Power Roadshow, Yandles, Somerset
13th April
 – Record Power Roadshow, Yandles, Somerset
20th April – Axminster Tools and Machinery, Warrington
11th May – Makers Central, NEC, Birmingham,  Demos for Turner’s Retreat
12th May
 – Makers Central, NEC, Birmingham,  Demos for Turner’s Retreat
25th May – Axminster Tools and Machinery, Cardiff
6th September – Yandles Woodworking Show, Martock, Somerset
7th September – Yandles Woodworking Show, Martock, Somerset
10th September – Kennet Valley Woodturners
12th September – Staffordshire and South Cheshire Woodturners Association
14th September – Orchard Woodturners, Kent
24th September – Martock Woodturners, Somerset
28th September – Isle of Wight Woodturners
12th October – Sarnia Woodturners, Guernsey
18th – 20th October – Irish Woodturners Guild Seminar, Limerick.
26th October – Sandon Woodturners, Essex
2nd November – Garden of England Woodturners, Kent
15th November – Harrogate Woodworking Show, for Turner’s Retreat
15th November – Harrogate Woodworking Show, for Turner’s Retreat
15th November – Harrogate Woodworking Show, for Turner’s Retreat

2018

13th April – Yandles Woodworking Show 
14th April 
– Yandles Woodworking Show
5th May – Makers Central, NEC Birmingham
6th May – Makers Central, NEC Birmingham
23rd June – Axminster Tools and Machinery, Basingstoke
1st July – UK & Ireland Woodturning Symposium, Coventry
7th September – Yandles Woodworking Show
8th September – Yandles Woodworking Show
9th November – The Carpentry Store, Dublin
10th September – The Carpentry Store, Dublin
16th November – Harrogate Woodworking Show
17th November – Harrogate Woodworking Show
18th November – Harrogate Woodworking Show
9th December – Axminster Tools and Machinery, Basingstoke

2017

7th April – Yandles Woodworking Show 
8th April 
– Yandles Woodworking Show
15th July
 – UK & Ireland Woodturning Symposium, Coventry
16th July – UK & Ireland Woodturning Symposium, Coventry
8th September – Yandles Woodworking Show
9th September – Yandles Woodworking Show
17th November – Harrogate Woodworking Show
18th November – Harrogate Woodworking Show
19th November – Harrogate Woodworking Show
16th December – Axminster Tools and Machinery, Basingstoke

2016

January – Axminster Tools and Machinery, Basingstoke
18th June – UK & Ireland Woodturning Symposium, Coventry
19th June – UK & Ireland Woodturning Symposium, Coventry
5th August – Boathouse 4 at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
6th August – Boathouse 4 at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
7th August – Boathouse 4 at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

2015

21st November 2015 – Axminster Tools and Machinery, Basingstoke
22nd November 2015 – Axminster Tools and Machinery, Basingstoke

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