Collection: Frank Penta; Chapel Hill Woodturners

Frank Penta has been involved in woodturning for most of his life, and he began to focus specifically on woodturning in 1996. He enjoys creating pieces that are attractive as well as functional. Using fine detailing and careful finishing, he enhances the natural beauty of the wood.

His one-of-a-kind designs are exhibited in private collections and sold through local galleries. Frank served for six years as the president of the Woodturners Guild of North Carolina and is a founding member of the Chapel Hill Woodturners. Frank has been a demonstrator at numerous woodturning clubs and has taught sessions at regional and national symposia. Since 2004, he has been a regular woodturning instructor at John C. Campbell Folk School, teaching two to three classes each year. He also has been an instructor at Arrowmont School for Arts and Crafts, the Appalachian Center for Crafts and at Snow Camp, for the New England Craft Program.

Frank's platters were featured in "American Woodturner" journal in the Spring 2005 issue, and his article "Turning and Detailing Platter Bases" appear in that same issue. He is the author, along with Alan Leland, of Woodturning Tools, Techniques, and Projects.

More of Frank's work, along with that of other members of Chapel Hill Woodturners, is available at our Carrboro, North Carolina store. His items sold online are shown below.

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  • Turned Wood Potpourri Bowl
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  • Laminated Wood Ice Cream Scoop
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  • Laminated Wood Pepper Mill
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  • Turned Wood Letter Opener
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  • Laminated Wood Bottle Stopper
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