Frank Wiesner started working in wood in the later part of the 1940s when his Grandfather obtained an apprenticeship with old Master Schirrmacher in the war-torn town of Berlin, Germany. It was there that Frank, during his early life as a cabinetmaker, formed a strong bond with his craft and the material he worked with.
It was learning the demanding discipline of the German Master, that makes Frank strive for excellence in the work he does. Long hours spent each day in his workshop makes it clear that Frank has grown to love, and is firmly embedded, in his craft. Many a weekend is spent wood collecting and operating a small sawmill. Getting the wood is as large a part of Frank's life as being a cabinetmaker.
Frank has spent the last ten years perfecting the art of cutting wooden threads. He uses them in making presses of various types for the hand bookbinding trade with the result that Frank now makes bookbinding tools for many professional and hobby bookmakers in Australia and overseas.