Martin Saban-Smith Improvers Bowl Turning Course

(3 customer reviews)

From: £145.00 inc VAT

Professionally guided bowl turning course for turners with experience of bowl turning.

Timings: 9.30am – 4pm (approx)
See below for how to book.

Enter here your turning experience and/or the name of the person coming if you are booking on someone’s behalf as a gift.


On this bowl turning course, you will be guided through different techniques whilst turning a bowl from start to finish under the professional instruction of Martin Saban-Smith.
Already having a year or so experience in bowl turning, this is an ideal course for you to improve your turning skill. Martin explains bevel angles, mounting options, proportions, dealing with common problems and more in his relaxed style of teaching. Course notes are also available at the end of the day.
At the end of the day, you will take home your creation and fresh knowledge to put into practice at home.
Why not come with friends? Book three or four people on the same course at the same time and each one pays £125.00.

Your Day Includes:

  • Timber
  • Use of machinery
  • Use of Tools (If you have your own tools, we recommend you bring them and use them)
  • Use of any required consumables or other equipment
  • Lunch at the onsite coffee shop (subject to Government Covid-19 regulations)
  • Refreshments
  • PPE and Insurance
  • 10% Discount on on-the-day purchases at The Woodturning Shop

How To Book:

  • Find a month up to three in advance and click the date in green;
  • Change the number of people you are booking;
  • Click on ‘Add to Cart’ and checkout as usual;
  • After payment, we will send you all the information you need in order to join the course.
  • If there are fewer than 4 on you course, we will contact you and offer you an alternative date or a full refund.

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  1. Seumas Foster

    An excellent day and very good value

    Seumas Foster (verified owner)

    A very useful, instructive,informative day where we had excellent tuition, were shown how to handle a bowl gouge to make a cut and why we were doing it, so it begins to make sense. The skills demonstrated and then attempted by us were just what I wanted to know. I came away wanting to practise and get better at turning a bowl, as well as having much more idea about finishes. Inspirational! Would I recommend the course to others?- Yes.

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    Derek Prout (verified owner)

    Highly recommended Martins knowledge and patience is second to none.

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  3. Bob Nye

    Imrover's Bowl Turning Course

    Bob Nye (verified owner)

    I very much enjoyed this course despite the fact that I felt more of a beginner as, being a left hander, I had to master turning right handed, in addition to learning how to turn using a swept back gouge which is something I had previously avoided. However, Martin was very patient with me and through his expertise I managed to turn a nice Ash bowl. I would recommend this course to any woodturner. Thank you Martin.

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