Martin Saban Smith

This was a very informative lesson/demonstration Martin talk us through everything he done and tool presentations this was like a hands on in real time thanks again Martin

First of all , sorry

First of all , sorry for the delay. not been well. Transfixed from start to finish, i was exhausted after , but just like a good book , couldn,t put it down. The lesson was well presented, fully explained, so i knew what to expect, allowed time to ask questions or go back over anything […]

This was a fantastic, educational

This was a fantastic, educational experience. Martin went through many ways of finishing turned pieces, taking time to explain all the processes and the reasons behind what he applies to the projects and the order of application. Many thanks to Martin and Natalia (sorry if spelt incorrectly)


Fantastic information glad we had a chance to see a replay.

A successful and enjoyable 1-2-1 tutorial

I knew my one day tutorial was going to be good, but it was even better than I had anticipated. I felt I already knew Martin from his live demonstrations and I felt relaxed and easy in his presence. I am new to woodturning having joined Kennet Valley Woodturners Club last Autumn and started up […]

Great Day Learning

Just spent the day with Martin in his workshop on a one to one tuition day. Martin has an easy style of teaching and gives his experience freely. We spent the day making a Gents Ring Box, which is what I asked to do when booking. Thanks to this great experience I know have a […]

This was very much

This was very much a good learning 1 to 1 tuition , Martin observed initially How I held tool and approached work , stopped me when he thought I was unsafe or wrong position. Showed me on the corrected Method angle of approach and position of tool , plus not too be to aggressive and […]

I’m not the sharpest gouge on the shelf

Now I would be the first to admit I’m not the sharpest gouge on the shelf nor can I call myself a tuner (yet), but with this guy in my corner I don’t think it will be long before my confidence and skill level increase. Martin has a way of teaching that even the layman […]

Excellence in Finishing

Hi Martin, I would just like to say a big thank you for all of your live demos and in particular to the Excellence in Finishing on line class which I found extremely useful and interesting. It was well put together and well explained, the photography was good as were the graphics that you had […]

Extraordinary Certificate of Excellence in Finishing

I booked into Martins course, Extraordinary Certificate of Excellence in Finishing and produced a couple of pieces based on what was required and what we learned from him. Watching Martin on YouTube and doing this course has changed the way I work, I have only been woodturning a very short time and the enjoyment has […]