Product Description

This one day woodturning course is not just a wonderful thing to do, it’s an incredibly fulfilling and enriching experience! Engaging in this creative and tactile activity will provide you with a great sense of satisfaction. This woodturning course guarantees you a fun and enjoyable journey into the art of bowl turning on a lathe. Whether you’re treating yourself or looking for the perfect gift, this course is the ultimate choice!

Under the professional guidance of Martin Saban-Smith, you will enjoy learning how to use the tools correctly and safely. Martin’s professional eye will ensure you grasp the basics of finishing your work beautifully. If time allows, you might even have the chance to add some vibrant colors, textures, or other captivating embellishments to your creation. By the end of the course, you’ll proudly take home what might become your very first lathe-made bowl—an exquisite piece to cherish and enjoy for years to come! Let the joy of woodturning ignite your creativity and passion!

Everything about the course was excellent – the structure, the timing, health and safety advice and the hands-on guidance – plus a great lunch and plenty of laughs.

I. Ryder

Timings: 9am – 4pm (approx)

There is a minimum of 3 people required for this course to run. If the course doesn’t run on the day you have booked, you will be offered an alternative date or a full refund.

Your Day Includes:

  • Timber;
  • Use of machinery;
  • Use of Tools;
  • Abrasives and dust mask;
  • Refreshments;
  • Lunch at the onsite coffee shop
  • PPE and Insurance;

How To Book:

  1. Choose a green date on the calendar

    Dates with availability are green.

  2. Select the number of people you wish to book.

    If there are not enough spaces on the date selected, the site will tell you.

  3. Indicate the name(s) of the person(s) coming.

    It is very helpful for us to know who is coming on the day, especially if the course is a gift.

  4. Indicate if anyone has any experience of turning.

  5. Click the Add to Cart button and checkout as usual.

  6. A non-refundable deposit of £50.00 per person is due at the time of booking 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.

  7. After payment, we will send you all the information you need to join the course on the date you booked.

  8. If there are fewer people than the required minimum for your course to run, we will contact you and offer you an alternative date or a full refund.

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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 our other courses.

Tools Used on this Course:
3/8" Bowl Gouge
10mm Spindle Gouge
Parting Tool
Bowl Sander
Scraper (possibly!)

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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Bowl Turning Experience Day

Experience the joys of bowl-turning on this group course with Martin Saban-Smith where no previous experience is necessary. Dates now bookable up to 6 months in advance.

Name(s) of the Person(s) Attening *

Experience? *

Please indicate if anyone being booked has any experience of woodturning.

Pay a deposit of £50.00 per person

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