Demonstrations

Martin has been demonstrating since 2015 and enjoyed growing popularity with clubs up and down the country. He demonstrates regularly at the major UK shows and some of the country’s biggest stores. His easy manner, witty and relaxed presentation style make his demonstrations both enjoyable and informative. He calls it ‘Infotainment’. To him, the element of performance is equally important to the content of the demonstration. His passion for woodturning is evident in his presentations as he enthuses over the projects he turns for his audiences.

In 2020, Martin has quickly developed his own online style of Live demonstrations on his YouTube channel during the Coronavirus pandemic and reaches a vast number of people with several hundred watching from start to finish, with a few thousand more dropping in to see what is going on. Again, his easy manner and attention keeping chat together with clear explanations has allowed a growing community to come together to watch Martin do his thing, Live on YouTube.

Using some modern technology, Martin brings live demonstrations to a new level for professional UK woodturners. The tech includes multiple camera angles, remote microphone, and almost a hundred image overlays and diagrams of tools and processes to clear explain the demonstrations. This tech can also be used in club and store demonstrations for a slick and super-professional presentation.

If you would like to have a demonstration of some of my turning techniques, in particular colouring and texturing, and/or the use of Intrinsic Colours and Hampshire Sheen, please click here (or the link below) for more information and costs and availability. Sorry, but no more weekend demonstrations can be taken for 2020.

2020

9th January – Oxon Woodturners, Littlemore
18th January –
 Axminster Tools and Machinery, High Wycombe
1st February – Axminster Tools and Machinery, Nuneaton
29th February – Axminster Tools and Machinery, Basingstoke
2nd March – Hampshire Woodturners, Eastleigh.
16th March – Test Valley Woodturners, Longstock, Hampshire – POSTPONED
17th March – YouTube Live
21st March – YouTube Live
21st March – Axminster Tools and Machinery, Warrington – POSTPONED
24th March – YouTube Live
26th March – YouTube Live
27th March – Newark Woodworking Show – POSTPONED
28th March – Newark Woodworking Show – POSTPONED
28th March – YouTube Live
30th March – East Surrey Woodturners, Selsdon – POSTPONED
30th March – YouTube Live
31st March – YouTube Live
2nd April – YouTube Live
7th April – YouTube Live
11th April – YouTube Live
14th April – YouTube Live
21st April – YouTube Live
25th April – Axminster Tools and Machinery, Axminster – POSTPONED
25th April – YouTube Live
28th April – YouTube Live
2nd May – Makers Central, NEC Birmingham – POSTPONED
3rd May – Makers Central, NEC Birmingham – POSTPONED
2nd May – YouTube Live
5th May – YouTube Live
9th May – Axminster Tools and Machinery, Cardiff – POSTPONED
9th May – YouTube Live
12th May – YouTube Live
19th May – YouTube Live
23rd May – Axminster Tools and Machinery, North Shields – POSTPONED
26th May – YouTube Live
30th May – Sandon Woodturners, Essex – POSTPONED
20th June – Axminster Tools and Machinery, Sittingbourne – POSTPONED
26th June – Yandles and Sons, Martock – POSTPONED
9th July – Staffordshire and South Cheshire Woodturners Association – Moved to a Remote Demonstration
10th July – Surrey Association of Woodturners
11th September – Yandles Woodworking Show – POSTPONED
12th September – Yandles Woodworking Show – POSTPONED
16th September – North London Woodturners – Remote Demonstration
30th September – Burnham on Sea Woodturning Club
13th November – Harrogate Woodworking Show, for Turner’s Retreat– POSTPONED
14th November – Harrogate Woodworking Show, for Turner’s Retreat– POSTPONED
15th November – Harrogate Woodworking Show, for Turner’s Retreat– POSTPONED

2021

6th February – Garden of England Woodturners, Kent
13th May –
Huddersfield Woodturners

Past Demos

2019

12th January – Axminster Tools and Machinery, Axminster
26th January – Axminster Tools and Machinery, Nuneaton
2nd March – Axminster Tools and Machinery, North Shields
16th March – Axminster Tools and Machinery, Sittingbourne
22nd March – Midlands Show, Newark. Demos for Turner’s Retreat
23rd March – Midlands Show, Newark. Demos for Turner’s Retreat
30th March – Axminster Tools and Machinery, High Wycombe
12th April – Record Power Roadshow, Yandles, Somerset
13th April
 – Record Power Roadshow, Yandles, Somerset
20th April – Axminster Tools and Machinery, Warrington
11th May – Makers Central, NEC, Birmingham,  Demos for Turner’s Retreat
12th May
 – Makers Central, NEC, Birmingham,  Demos for Turner’s Retreat
25th May – Axminster Tools and Machinery, Cardiff
6th September – Yandles Woodworking Show, Martock, Somerset
7th September – Yandles Woodworking Show, Martock, Somerset
10th September – Kennet Valley Woodturners
12th September – Staffordshire and South Cheshire Woodturners Association
14th September – Orchard Woodturners, Kent
24th September – Martock Woodturners, Somerset
28th September – Isle of Wight Woodturners
12th October – Sarnia Woodturners, Guernsey
18th – 20th October – Irish Woodturners Guild Seminar, Limerick.
26th October – Sandon Woodturners, Essex
2nd November – Garden of England Woodturners, Kent
15th November – Harrogate Woodworking Show, for Turner’s Retreat
16th November – Harrogate Woodworking Show, for Turner’s Retreat
17th November – Harrogate Woodworking Show, for Turner’s Retreat

2018

17th January – Berkshire Woodturners
18th January – Avon and Bristol
25th January – Hereford Woodurners
13th April – Yandles Woodworking Show 
14th April – Yandles Woodworking Show
5th May – Makers Central, NEC Birmingham

6th May – Makers Central, NEC Birmingham
11th May – Surrey Association of Woodturners
26th/27th May – Grampian Woodturners
31st May – Isle of Mull Woodturners23rd June – Axminster Tools and Machinery, Basingstoke
1st July – UK & Ireland Woodturning Symposium, Coventry
10th July – Herts and Beds Woodturners
12th July – Huddersfield Woodturners
7th September – Yandles Woodworking Show
8th September – Yandles Woodworking Show
9th November – The Carpentry Store, Dublin

10th September – The Carpentry Store, Dublin
16th November – Harrogate Woodworking Show
17th November – Harrogate Woodworking Show

18th November – Harrogate Woodworking Show
5th December – Ringwood Wooturners
9th December – Axminster Tools and Machinery, Basingstoke

2017

10th January – Kennet Valley Woodturners – www.kvwt.co.uk
8th MarchBirstall Woodturners
7th April
Yandles Woodworking Show 
8th April
Yandles Woodworking Show
15th July
 – UK & Ireland Woodturning Symposium, Coventry
16th July – UK & Ireland Woodturning Symposium, Coventry
8th SeptemberYandles Woodworking Show
9th SeptemberYandles Woodworking Show
12th October – Fairlop Woodturners
19th October – Ashdown Woodturners Association
17th NovemberHarrogate Woodworking Show
18th NovemberHarrogate Woodworking Show19th NovemberHarrogate Woodworking Show
16th December – Axminster Tools and Machinery, Basingstoke

2016

January – Axminster Tools and Machinery, Basingstoke
15th June – Forest of Bere Woodturners
18th JuneUK & Ireland Woodturning Symposium, Coventry
19th JuneUK & Ireland Woodturning Symposium, Coventry
5th AugustBoathouse 4 at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
6th AugustBoathouse 4 at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
7th AugustBoathouse 4 at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
16th November – Berkshire Woodturning Association

2015

21st November 2015 – Axminster Tools and Machinery, Basingstoke
22nd November 2015 – Axminster Tools and Machinery, Basingstoke