Frank Berinstein


Kingston, ON. Woodturners Association

American Association of Woodturners


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I was born in Buenos Aries, Argentina. As a child I was very ‘adventurous’. I was a lucky child. I traveled Argentina with my father, exploring many wild and remote places, and this fostered a love of exploration and the natural environment. Around the age of fourteen I began messing about with boats during family summers on the Atlantic seashore and the River Plate in Buenos Aires, leading to a lifelong passion. “Water is the one thing that was a major influence on my work and life”. 

Eventually I grew up and studied architecture. In 1980 I immigrated to Canada with my family due to the political situation in. Argentina. I worked for many years in the construction industry and as a simultaneous interpreter/translator and graphic designer in southern Ontario before moving into full-time boat building, furniture design and wood turning in the early 2000’s. Today I scavenge for chunks of wood around Kingston Ontario and turn them into beautiful and sometimes practical objects. I still love to mess about with boats.

LINKS: - Kingston Woodturners Association - American Association of Woodturners