Gene Pitstick

Retired math and technology teacher, Website developer, soccer coach, recumbent trike rider who created numerous woodworking and home remodeling projects over the years because I liked working with my hands and wood, also to save money. It all started on the farm while in FFA building a gate, hog and cattle feeders and a cattle shed. Have done everything from remodeling a 1905 house, 3 kitchens, Christmas presents, bunk beds, desks, stools and more. Some of my projects are on lumberjocks.com under socrbent (http://lumberjocks.com/socrbent). I’m spending more time in my basement shop each year making items for our home, gifts for family and items for the shop.

My Dad taught me to turn with a walnut lamp when I was 15 on an old Sears lathe for a 4H project . Inherited his Shopsmith when I was 55 and got back into turning. Upgraded to a Nova DVR XP six years ago. Got into segmented turning a couple of years ago. The Seg Easy method has really helped make that work along with YouTube videos like Captn Eddie, Alan Stratton Carl Jacobson, Mike Waldt, Mike Peace, Sam Angelo Al Furtado and especially Stuart Batty.

Angico, Walnut, Maple

Walnut and Maple

Segmenting Jigs

Angle Top                                                         Large tops

Cherry Bowl and Utensils                                                            Spalted Maple

Basement Shop

 

Lathe and Planer                                               Wood Rack and Jointer

 

Sharpening Station, Grinder, Router Table, and Air Compressor    Work Bench (incomplete)

  

Storage                       Mortiser, Disk and Belt Sander, Jig Saw, Oscillating Sander

  

TV and Grandfathers Planes                             Planer, Band Saw, Drill Press

  

Dust Deputy, Table Saw                                         Storage in Ceiling

One Response to “Gene Pitstick”

  1. Russ Braun says:

    Nice story and what a clean, organized shop Gene. You’ve set the bar high for me, lol!! Thanks for sharing!

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