Cecil Raynor

Cecil is a life long woodworker making furniture and cabinets but became a serious woodworker after retirement in 2000.  He built a log cabin in the North Carolina mountains near Boone for family get-aways and that has become an ongoing project.  He became interested in turning several years after retirement and joined the group of weekly turners who met at Frank Penta's shop which was located at that time in his garage.  Cecil is one of the original members of the Chapel Hill Woodturners Club.  He turns a variety of objects but especially enjoys finding things of beauty buried in "ugly junk wood".  His love of turning has consumed most of his woodworking time leaving little for the "square woodworking" passion.  Although he has sold pieces of furniture and turnings and probably will in the future, he has no interest of actively selling his pieces.  His full time job is being retired, which means traveling, woodworking and enjoying his family which includes seven grand kids.

Spalted Dogwood Vase

Sycamore and Walnut Lidded Vessel

Kitchen Knifeholder

Lidded Boxes

Granadillo Bowl