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Hampshire Sheen creator and professional turner, Martin Saban-Smith, demonstrating in a store near you

Martin Saban-Smith is a nationally recognised creative woodturner, demonstrator and creator. Martin’s enthusiasm is contagious and his story is inspiring. Learn more about this professional woodturner and how turning led to the creation of the highly successful range of Hampshire Sheen finishing products in our Insights blog.

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FREE Woodturning demonstration brought to you by Axminster Tools and Machinery – we share your passion!

Feel energised by Martin’s friendly and informal approach to woodturning. Learn about his journey to professional woodturner and how he came to create the popular Hampshire Sheen range of wax and oil finishes. The demonstrations will showcase Martin’s turning techniques, with special attention given to colouring, texturing, and of course his speciality finishes!

Martin Saban-Smith tour route

Fanatical about finishing

Measured, blended and poured by hand, Hampshire Sheen products really are handmade from start to finish! Giving your work a truly lasting finish that will add a beautiful protective coating that is both strong and water resistant.

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If you join the tour, we’d love to hear from you. Send us a photograph of you and Martin and tell us how the demonstration energised you!

Alternatively, get in touch via our social media platforms. Send us a tweet or post to Instagram using #sharingyourpassion. Don’t forget to tag  @AxminsterTools and @msabansmith. Each store has its own Facebook page, click on your nearest here:

Axminster Basingstoke Cardiff
High Wycombe North Shields Nuneaton
Sittingbourne Warrington


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  1. Seems to be plenty of invention with finishes lately, such as Yorkshire Grit etc… even Makers on the internet are starting to market their own finishes… Guess it’s a nice little earner…

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