Product Description

Proficient in bowl turning and artistic turning, professional turner Martin will be able to guide you through the creative process of various woodturning projects. A specialist in colouring and finishing, Martin’s approach is one approaching perfection, paying close attention to the details of tool presentation and aesthetic appearance of turned work.

With an thorough background in woodturning and a passion for the craft, Martin’s has spent years honing his skills and techniques, allowing him to produce exquisite and one-of-a-kind pieces. Whether you are a beginner looking to learn the basics or an experienced woodturner seeking to refine your skills, Martin has the knowledge and experience to assist you every step of the way.

Martin also specialises in colouring and finishing, ensuring that every piece he creates is not only beautifully turned but also flawlessly finished. Whether you prefer a natural, rustic look or a vibrant, eye-catching finish, Martin will guide you in selecting the right colors and techniques to bring out the beauty of the wood and enhance the overall appearance of your turned work.

Martin’s approach to woodturning is not just about skill and technique. He believes that every piece tells a story and carries a unique energy. That’s why he pays close attention to the details, not only in the execution of the turning process but also in the presentation of the tools and the aesthetic appearance of the finished work. So, you can be confident that when working with Martin, you will not only learn the technical aspects of woodturning but also develop a keen eye for detail and a deep appreciation for the artistry of the craft.

Timing: 9am – 4.30pm latest

Your Day Includes:

  • Timber
  • Use of Tools (If you have your own tools, we recommend you bring them to use)
  • Use of any required consumables or other equipment
  • Lunch at the onsite coffee shop
  • Refreshments
  • PPE and Insurance

How To Book:

  1. Choose a green date on the calendar

    Dates with availability are green.

  2. Add Friends (optional)

    Up three friends can be added at a cost of £60.00 per person. All attending will learn the same skills.

  3. Indicate your level of experience and requirements and the name of the person(s) coming.

    It is very helpful for us to know your level of experience and what you would like to learn on the day. In the next box, let us know who is coming on the day, especially if the course is a gift.

  4. Click the ‘Check Availability’ button

  5. We’ll check and confirm the date.

    We’ll then check your requested date is available and send you a confirmation of the date and link to pay, or contact you with an alternative date.

  6. After confirmation

    A non-refundable deposit of £50.00 per person is due at the time of confirmation unless you are booking within 14 days of the course in which case, the full balance is due. After deposit payment has been made, an invoice for the balance will be sent which will be due no less than 14 days prior to the course. See our Terms and Conditions for full details.

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Tool Information


Whilst there is no requirement to bring your own tools, particularly on our Experience Days, we do recommend you bring your own tools on this course that are appropriate to what you wish to learn on the day.

Any tool that you do not have of your own, we are able to provide for you.

By bringing your own tools, you will have a better learning experience as you are using tools you are familiar with. We can also have a look at them and give any advice on sharpening we feel would be beneficial for you.

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  1. Duncan Lang

    exactly what i was after

    Duncan Lang (verified owner)

    I just wanted to say thank you again for such a fantastic day of tuition yesterday. My brain felt completely overloaded, but in a good way. You managed to deliver exactly what i was after, that is to say you identified where i have been going wrong and gave me new and better techniques.

    You were so very patient and the brought a great bit of banter to the day as well. Obviously i will remember you can not blow through a face guard!

    I look forward to practicing my new techniques and buying a bowl gouge and chuck.

    Thank you again, very best wishes

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  2. Nick Vineall

    just what I was hoping for

    Nick Vineall (verified owner)

    Hi Martin
    Just reflecting on Wednesday’s session and wanted just to say how much I enjoyed it. You are a natural teacher. A great day and just what I was hoping for.

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From: £350.00 inc VAT

1-1 Full Day Tuition with Martin Saban-Smith

By tailoring your tuition to what you want to learn, you can be assured of receiving the best value from your 1-1 day here.

Experience *

Please indicate here your level of experience and what you would like to learn on the day.

Name of Person(s) Attending *

Pay a deposit of £50.00 per person

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Our awesome blank gift cards are the perfect addition to your Hampshire Sheen gift. Whether you’re buying one of our virtual gift cards or our woodturning courses, these cards will make your present even more special. (Cost includes Royal Mail Tracked 24 postage)

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