Turned Creations

By Mike Souter

About Me
This my first website and I hope everyone will bear with me while I figure it all out.
This site is a work in progress. (so am I)

              Me posing with a                                                            Here I am doing a demo at a local
               couple goblets                                                                             Rockler store

        My name is Michael Souter and I live in a little ocean side town in Massachusetts with my wife and three children. I thought about getting myself a wood lathe off and on for quite a few years before finally buying my first lathe(sort of) a few years ago. I say sort of because it wasn't really a lathe. It was a Total Shop machine. Its a all in one machine similar to a Shopsmith that converts to several woodworking  machines.(drillpress, bandsaw,jointer, ect.) It also can be setup as a lathe. It was kind of light duty and well used, but I was tickled pink to be trying my hand at woodturning. I turned my first item in November of "03". Its was a little baseball bat. like the ones they used to give away a baseball games. It took me quite a while, but I was pleased to come upstairs waving my little bat at my wife and kids saying "look what I made".
      Well it didn't take long before I got the bug, and the addiction started. It was only a short time and a few broken tool rests later, and I was looking thru want adds for a new (used) "real" lathe. I bought a like new hardly used Grizzly 3/4 hp 14" lathe. It was quite an upgrade from my all-in-one machine, but that didn't last long either.
    Ive come a long way since then, and now I am able to produce much more difficult attractive and artistic turnings. I now turn on a 3520 Powermatic lathe. Its 2hp with a 20" swing. I have done some teaching at a local Rockler store, and currently teach woodturning at a local Woodcraft store. I also have work in a small Gallery here in town.
   My goal is to become the next "up and coming" woodturner. I hope to some day make my living doing woodturning. It's a long way off, but I think I'm off to a good start.
Thanks for checking out my site.



Email me at mike@turnedcreationsonline.com
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