For more details, visit the Finishing Academy Page
To us, Hampshire Sheen users are extraordinary people! We hugely appreciate your support in purchasing our products, coming to see us demonstrate and sharing how you use our products on social media.
And we want to give you the best experience of our products and knowledge that we can through providing exclusive online learning and support opportunities available to you 24/7.
After months of thought and work, we have developed the Hampshire Sheen Finishing Academy for users of Hampshire Sheen products around the world.
Christopher Arnold (verified owner) –
What a fantastic resource and all free! I found the courses really helpful and full of associated information helped to see what I was doing wrong and how to get the very best out of the products, my finishing is now significantly better especially with the additional pro tips that Martin provides.
Martin Stevens (verified owner) –
The courses were professional portrayed, was excellent in detail, easy to follow and very informative The courses were professional portrayed, excellent in detail, easy to follow. Throughly enjoyed them
Tony Pywell (verified owner) –
This is a great resource to help get the absolute best from the Hampshire Sheen range. Each product is well explained and demonstrated with both videos and text versions.
Thanks to Martin and the HS team for putting the time and effort into creating this academy.
Ian Nash (verified owner) –
As we know finishing a piece is another skill you need to learn as a wood turner and something I have struggled with for 40 years,especially with finishes that sit on the surface but the information in these brilliant videos has helped me resolve problems that have plagued me for years. This absolutely brilliant Finishing Academy is a must watch for any wood turner . Thanks Martin.
gerard dubois (verified owner) –
After so many viewing of video and being disappointed that my finishes do not come near the expected result , I went through this program “Finishing Academy” and i must say i am impressed with the results. It is so weel explained and laid out that at my first try, I really saw an improvement in my finishing coming to nearly perfection. Martin really went above and beyond to make it so easy to understand that we can only congratulate him for his time and effort
Andy Harris (verified owner) –
I’ve been through all the tutorials and I really wish this had been available when I started turning. The content is exemplary, covering every aspect of finishing. Following all Martin’s detailed instructions will mean an assured quality finish every time.
Ligia Rodrigues (verified owner) –
Fantastic course, full of information and very well put together. The videos and pictures made all the difference for me, as I’m more of a visual learner. Great content to go back to and use as a reference guide when necessary. Thank you.
Paul Huyton (verified owner) –
This is by far the most comprehensive instruction set on finishes and how to use them. The video and written content have been well thought out and Martins easy style makes it a pleasure to watch.
After completing this course I am sure it will enhance your turnings and bring them to another level.
This guidance helps differentiates the product from its competitors and will help beginners and experienced turners achieve a high level of finish.
Thank you Martin on an exceptional result
Brian West (verified owner) –
A few years back I was very fortunate to have a superb day of one to one tuition with Martin. The Finishing Academy is almost like the real thing. The lessons are professionally put together but with Martins gift of explaining , products, techniques and application in a very easy to understand manner. The lessons offer a wealth of information if you want to up your game when it comes to finishing your work. I thoroughly enjoyed course and highly recommend it to both new and experienced turners. Well done Martin, a superb addition to Hampshire Sheen
dewi bowen (verified owner) –
great resource to use. well worth the time to complete. learned new techniques and brushed up on some old. A big well don to Martin for making it for use, u need to check it out you won’t be sorry
Keith Golds (verified owner) –
This is a most excellent course. Every step of the finishing process and the use of Hampshire Sheen products is explained simply but thoroughly. It is well worth the time to watch the videos so as to get the best from the products. My finishing technique has improved since taking the course, thoroughly recomend to everyone.
Brent Beacroft (verified owner) –
This is the most comprehensive finishing course I have come across to-date, well presented both visually and in text form. What stands out is the ability to go back and forth to review each section individually. The products that I have available to me in Canada are excellent and I find easy to use with total satisfactory results. Highly recommended for both the new and experienced turner.
Kevin Purse (verified owner) –
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Thanks. Easy to understand and complete. If a question comes up in a quiz its easy to guess the answer hasn’t yet been covered. I managed 100% in all the quizzes.
By watching the video 1st I found the quizzes easy and learnt a lot along the way.
I would advise that all the videos are watched 1st before doing any of the quizzes so you can judge what you have retained.
I reset all of my quizzes and redid them. Glad I retained the info hahaha
Jeannet Vaage (verified owner) –
How to use every Hampshire Sheen products are explained in detail and easy to follow. Time well spent!
Joe Dalgarno (verified owner) –
The course was not only extremely informative and well presented but will now be my go to guide on finishing. Well done Martin and teem this has got to be the best finishing guide I’ve found yet . I’ve been turning for 30 years plus and i would advise anyone new to turning to go through your course and learn finishing that would take years to learn otherwise.