Mike Souter
Goblets Two Different Ways

Mike will be turning a conventional goblet, showing how to prep the blank, and turn a tenon to be held in a chuck. He will then show a couple different ways to shape and hollow the bowl part. Then he will move on to finish the stem and base adding a captive ring or two. Finally the goblet will be parted off and reversed onto a jam chuck to finish the bottom. After the normal goblet is completed he will use some of the same techniques to turn a natural edge goblet adding a couple tricks to turn and keep the bark on the rim. 


Mike Souter lives in the little ocean side town of Ipswich Massachusetts with his wife and children.  He is a self taught turner and has been turning about 15 years. Turning came pretty naturally to him and he developed skills fairly quickly. He got the turning bug and has never looked back. He now does many of the demo’s for his local club and has held the position of VP for several years, as well as many other officer positions in the club. He has taught turning classes at both Rockler, and Woodcraft stores, and currently teaches at the Woburn Ma Woodcraft store. Early on he was featured in the Beginner Showcase in Woodturning Design Magazine. His work can be a bit eclectic and turns a little bit of everything. He likes to turn anything from pens to 36” platters to hollow forms and is always looking for a new challenge.