From his workshop in Four Marks, Hampshire, professional turner Martin Saban-Smith teaches, turns, and films his creative woodturning creations on social media. He also makes the popular Hampshire Sheen range of wax and oil finishes as well as blends the atmospheric Intrinsic Collection of coloured dyes. 

The workshop is fully equipped with 5 lathes, a complete extraction system, including air filter, complete sets of tools for all lathes as well as a host of other useful creative tools for students and workshop members to use.

His welcoming, friendly and informal approach to teaching woodturning is popular with newcomers and experienced turners alike and offers a range of courses, all of which are bookable on this site. Martin’s enthusiasm is contagious where students and visitors leave the workshop feeling energised and inspired to push their turning to the next level. Read the course reviews to find out what the students think!

Available for demonstrations at clubs and societies, Martin’s presentation style is relaxed and informative. His chatty and inspirational demos have been enjoyed by hundreds of turners and woodworkers all over the UK with visits to Ireland, Scotland and the USA.

 

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Snowman Pepper Mill

Snowman Pepper Mill

Whilst this isn’t my finest work ever, this snowman pepper mill was a lot of fun to turn and will make a funky addition to any table this festive season. Give it’s hat a twist and the pepper is ground out the er….bottom! Suitable for those with a sense of humour! Read on to download the project guide, complete with screenshots from the accompanying video.

Candelabra Base As Seen on Channel 4 TV

Candelabra Base As Seen on Channel 4 TV

Back in late October or early November, I was approached by Hallmark Jewellery of Titchfield, Hampshire about whether I would be interested in making a base for a very special candelabra they were designing and making for Channel 4 TV show ‘The World’s Most Extraordinary Christmas Dinners’. Of course, I jumped at the chance.

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