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 with my own workshop, lathe and tools in March – at lockdown. I missed the opportunity to book some tuition over the past few months – and no doubt got into some bad habits and poor techniques. I did though some excellent Hampshire Sheen products from Martin.
Martin planned the day around my needs and objectives. In fact we both had similar Ash blanks, so I was able to watch Martin step-by-step on his lathe and then he watched me turn on another lathe, giving continuous advice on my technique. I still struggle a little with the inside of a bowl but that will improve with time and experience. The end result was by far the best piece I have turned in four months. The form and the finish was, for me,
so satisfying and testament to Martin’s tuition.
I would thoroughly recommend tuition from Martin, tailored to you needs and skills.