About M. Saban-Smith

Martin is a well known YouTubing woodturner with an internationally known and respected channel with around 200 turning and business oriented videos on it.

As the developer of Hampshire Sheen, Martin makes each tin for UK and European customers and retailers, taking pride in the fact that it has become a go-to finish for turners everywhere. He continues to strive to product, by hand, the best finishing waxes available.

Colouring wood is a passion for Martin, and many of his pieces have colour applied to them, as well as other embellishments. In early 2017, he blended his own range of water based colours in shades that he prefers – the Intrinsic Colour Collection. This range of moody shades are different to the other brighter colours on the market, and lend an additional level atmosphere to turned work. They are in demand all over the UK and the US, where they will soon be available to buy.

Martin’s own turning is more artist rather than practical. Many pieces can be found on his YouTube channel, and as this site develops, the pieces will be displayed here, too. If you are interested in purchasing a piece, contact Martin for details.

You can keep up with Martin on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube using these links:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/msabansmith
YouTube: www.youtube.com/c/msabansmithwoodturning
Instagram: www.instagram.com/msabansmith

A keen teacher of woodturning and creative skills, Martin offers group and individual turning courses from his sister-site, The Black Dog Workshop.

Finally, one of the founding members of the UK & Ireland Woodturning Symposium, Martin is the chairperson of the organising group.