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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.

When Hinges Clash, Upgrade the Hardware

By Jared Patchin Posted: 10/21/2012 10:00AM

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.

IWF 2012: Finding Paneling

By Jared Patchin Posted: 10/09/2012 11:00AM

What I would do differently at the next International Woodworking Fair and why I will be back.

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