Writer Profile for Frank Penta

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Frank Penta

Chapel Hill, NC

Past president of the Woodturners Guild of North Carolina, Frank Penta has been involved in woodworking throughout his life. He has focused specifically on woodturning since 1977. His work integrates function and aesthetics with fine detailing and finishing to enhance the natural beauty of the wood. Frank's one-of-a-kind designs are exhibited in private collections and sold through museums and galleries.

Frank has been a demonstrator at numerous woodturning clubs and symposia and has conducted workshops in a variety of settings including John C. Campbell Folk School, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts and the Appalachian Center for Crafts.

His work has been has featured in American Woodturner magazine, and he is coauthor of the book Woodturning Tools, Techniques, and Projects.

He and his wife Mary have lived in Chapel Hill, North Carolina for the past 41 years with their cat named Misty and a flock of guinea fowl. He is a member of the Chapel Hill Woodturners.


Contact Info:

Email: fpenta1@nc.rr.com
Web Site: http://www.frankpenta.com/



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Turning a Multi-Axis Pedestal Birdhouse, Box and OrnamentNov 2016
Turning a Square Laminated PlateFeb 2017
Turning an Acorn BirdhouseMay 2017
Designing and Turning Laminated WoodJul 2017
Designing and Turning Laminated HandlesJan 2018
The Fine Art of Thread ChasingJun 2018
Multi-Axis Turning with a Four-Jaw ChuckAug 2018