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Last updated 2/4/2021 at 9:08am

Rear Admiral (Ret.) Walter H. Cantrell, a 1954 Brevard High School graduate, served in the U.S. Navy for 41 years. After his retirement, he continued to help government agencies with some of their most vexing engineering challenges.

A Father's Lessons

Dunn's Rock master craftsman Walter L. Cantrell had a successful business in Canter Woodworkers, however, he didn't encourage his son, Walt, to follow in his footsteps. While the woodworking skills he shared helped Walt when he was young, the most important lessons he taught served him for a lifetime.

As a young man, Walt contributed to the family enterprise by cutting, planing, sanding, routing, drilling, screwing and gluing wood, skills he says he learned by osmosis and hasn't used much since his youth.

"I would make wooden coat hangers, glove boxes and card boxes, b...

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