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I am the son of East Coast artist David L. Frame. He was originally from Braxton County, West Virginia. Before his death in 2008, he lived in Doylestown, a town in Bucks County, Pa. for the last 20 yrs. of his life. His art can be seen by Googling "Bucks County Originals."

My mom and dad split before I was one. Everything I know about art and came from my father’s genes. It was always in me to create. I did not meet my father until I was 26. I had to wait until my mother’s death before meeting him. I respected doing that for her.

I am originally from New Orleans, LA. My family tells me I was drawing from the age of three. I do remember trying to copy M.C. Escher's graphic art when I was five or six. My grandmother bought me his book when I was about that age. I still have it today.

At 14, I dropped out of high school and went to work as a pump jockey at a local gas station 1/2 block away from my home. This man came there on a regular basis to buy gasoline. Graphics were painted on the side of his companies vehicles with the word EACCO. Now you have to remember this was before vinyl graphics. I asked him what EACCO stood for and he said, "Edward A. Cannon and Company." He told me that his business was building interiors for offshore crew boats,
workboats, inshore and offshore tugboats, and ferries. I asked him for a
job mainly because the gas station’s till was coming up short about $10 to $20 bucks a week. The manager was taking money out of our paycheck. I knew it wasn't me stealing it, so it had to the other fellow I worked with. The job Mr. Cannon was offering me paid more, and I wouldn’t have to deal with the odor of gasoline any more. Anyway, Ed Cannon was as good as his word. He gave me a job when I turned 15.

Learning woodwork was new to me. I already new how to read a set of plans. But this was different. This work was sort of done on the fly.
We would go into a boat that Eacco was going to provide the interior
for and take measurements from bow to stern. The pilot chair, passenger seating, booths, instrument cabinets, wall coverings, and sleeping quarters were to be fabricated and installed. We also fabricated and installed all of the moldings. Eacco also did the upholstery on all of pilot chairs, booths, and passenger seating.

All work boats are higher on the bow and lower on the stern. This means the bow is higher out of the water than the stern. Building booths was very tricky. All of the booths and passenger seating was to be built level with the water. So, they are built on an angle. When we left with all of the measurements, they were on story poles or sticks and notebooks.

Instead of using marine plywood for some of the work, we used a/c exterior grade plywood painted with epoxy. We also used teak, mahogany and spanish cedar for moldings and wall coverings. It was at Eacco where I caught the woodworking bug. I bought a few bookes on joinery to understand how to assemble wood together to keep them from coming apart. The boat interiors I built at EACCO was all about using nail gune, screws, PVA glue, contact cement, plastic resin glue, and two part Resorcinol glue.

Mt first project was a lamp made of 1/2" A/C plywood. I made it from scraps at EACCO. The top and bottom each had eight sides. However, top and bottom were tapered 15 degrees. Each of the eight sides were beveled at 22-1/2 degrees. I glued the bevels, top, and bottom with plactic resin glue. It looked like an eight sided hour glass.
I used a wash coat of 5 to 1 shellac so the fir would not blotch when I stained it with minwax walnut.I then finished it off with 2 coats of polyurethene. My boss said it turned out great.

My next project was a Zebrawood box. I bought an 8'x6"x a full 4/4 board from Riverside Lumber in New Orleans for $4.50. One of the joinery books I read suggested I use slip feathers to hold the 45 degree bevels from coming apart. This box was for a friends birthday present and she still has it today.Well I can tell you I still use slip feathers today.

There is a lot more to write so more to come. I will also be adding more photos of my past and present woodwork. I am working on my son's and daughter-in-law's kitchen island. He said there was a small leak from the sink. I told him that I would come over and caulk it, but he wanted to do it himself. Well it's now 6 months later and the MDF island is now falling apart. It is now time for "le parent de bois,"(the wood parent) to build a new island, repair the plumbing, and the electrical.

More later.
David F.

-- David Frame, Lafayette, LA., http://www.WoodworkerDFrame.com

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#1 posted 02-15-2014 03:40 AM

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