By Jared Patchin | Updated: 12/04/2012 10:00:00 AM
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.
By Jared Patchin | Updated: 11/27/2012 10:00:00 AM
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.
By Jared Patchin | Updated: 11/20/2012 10:00:00 AM
An alder lamp table is unique - since half the project is made of metal. Here's how we cut, aligned, and finished it.
By Jared Patchin | Updated: 11/13/2012 10:00:00 AM
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.
By Jared Patchin | Updated: 11/06/2012 1:04:00 PM
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.
By Jared Patchin | Updated: 10/30/2012 10:00:00 AM
We invested in some previously owned woodworking equipment as our cabinetry sales increased over the year.
By Jared Patchin | Updated: 10/21/2012 10:00:00 AM
Reusing old hinges caused doors to stay proud of the inside of the face frame and the lowest set of hinges, clashing so they couldn't open. Upgrading the hardware, made all the difference in the world.