Product Description

On this woodturning course for bowl turners, you will have the opportunity to delve deeper into the art of bowl turning under the expert guidance of Martin Saban-Smith.

Throughout the course, Martin will cover an extensive range of topics to help you refine your bowl turning skills. Not only will he discuss bevel angles, mounting options, proportions, and common problems, but he will also share his wealth of knowledge on selecting the right wood and tools for the job.

You will have ample time to practice these techniques under Martin’s watchful eye and receive personalised feedback and tips for improvement. With his relaxed teaching style, you can be assured of a comfortable and enjoyable learning experience.

In addition to the practical aspects, Martin will provide comprehensive course notes that will be emailed to you after the course. These notes are ideal for future reference, ensuring that you can continue honing your bowl turning skills long after the course has ended.

By the end of the day, not only will you take home a beautifully crafted bowl that you have created, but you will also leave with a newfound confidence and fresh knowledge to further explore and apply at your own pace. Don’t miss this ideal opportunity to enhance your bowl turning abilities and elevate your woodworking craftsmanship to new heights.

Timing: 9am – 4.30pm latest.

Your Day Includes:

  • Timber;
  • Use of machinery;
  • Use of Tools (we highly recommend bringing your own);
  • Abrasives and dust mask;
  • Refreshments;
  • Sandwich Lunch;
  • 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. Confirm that those being booked consider themselves intermediate turners

  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 this course that are appropriate to what you wish to learn on the day.

For this course, you will be using:
3/8" bowl gouge,
10mm (3/8") spindle gouge,
Parting tool,
3/4" Scraper (possibly!)
Bowl Sander

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. Keith Bannister

    Keith Bannister (verified owner)

    Hi Martin
    Just a quick note to say thanks for a great day I learned a lot in the time we had, and I very much appreciate your patience with my fumbling around with the hollowing side of the day and allowing me to try both left and right hand work (I’m definitely going to persevere with right hand tuning now)
    I now have a good grounding to work from and will get practising on the bowl work

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Martin Saban-Smith Improvers Bowl Turning Course

Professionally guided bowl turning group course with Martin Saban-Smith for turners with experience of bowl turning. Dates now bookable up to 6 months in advance. 

Intermediate Turner *

Please tick the box to confirm that you have a reasonable amount of turning experience.

Pay a deposit of £50.00 per person

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