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How My Woodworking Shop Got Here III

By Jared Patchin Posted: 12/20/2012 10:00AM

Sharing the custom woodworking and cabinetmaking history of my young shop from its start at Shutter Crafts, to where J Alexander Fine Woodworking is today.


A Custom Alder Armoire: Planning and Turning Wood

By Jared Patchin Posted: 12/11/2012 10:00AM

This alder armoire project, inspired by my client Cornerstone Interior Design, incorporated turned legs, and semi-transparent stains and distressed glazing.


How J Alexander Fine Woodworking Got Started II

By Jared Patchin Posted: 12/04/2012 10:00AM

Sharing the history of my young company. Last time we got up to the wood industry downturn and it's impact on Shutter Crafts, my family's company. Here's why I launched J Alexander Fine Woodworking.


Where J Alexander Fine Woodworking Came From

By Jared Patchin Posted: 11/27/2012 10:00AM

Since many of these blog entries are being published both at my company's blog - J Alexander Fine Woodworking - and on my blog at the WoodWorkingNetwork, I figured I should share with the readers a little history of my young company.




Built an Alder Lamp Table With Metal Spindles

By Jared Patchin Posted: 11/20/2012 10:00AM

An alder lamp table is unique - since half the project is made of metal. Here's how we cut, aligned, and finished it.


Saws: When It's Time for More Capability

By Jared Patchin Posted: 11/13/2012 10:00AM

For years we made do with a vertical panel saw to cut large 4×8 sheets into more manageable sizes and a cabinet table saw to cut those pieces into their final sizes. As our production volume grew we needed something more.


Used Belt Sander Has Big Power Needs

By Jared Patchin Posted: 11/06/2012 1:04PM

A wide belt sander had long been on my wish list. I bought one used, but had to invest heavily in a phase converter to power it.


Woodshop Equipment, Previously Owned

By Jared Patchin Posted: 10/30/2012 10:00AM

We invested in some previously owned woodworking equipment as our cabinetry sales increased over the year.


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