Rob Johnstone

  • 15 Years of an eZine

    It was 15 years ago that the first Woodworker’s Journal eZine was emailed. We look to the past — and the future.

  • Rare Find

    The building I work in gets a good deal of stuff delivered to it on pallets. These pallets come from around the world, but mostly I ignore them. Now I know that many people knock pallets apart and reuse the wood to make all sorts of things. Personally, I find that a bit too much work for what you get out of the deal. Plus, I put enough nicks and gouges in my jointer and planer blades with out the potential of nail ridden pallet wood crossing their cutters. I guess you can say that I have a bad attitude towards them.

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    Steel City Tools Closes Up Shop

    According to industry insiders, power tool manufacturer Steel City Tool Works has closed its doors and sold its remaining inventory to a Canadian firm.

  • SphinctoShut

    Electro-Sure Sphincto Shut

    If your shop has no place to “go,” this product is the solution.

  • Is Nothing Sacred?

    A sordid tale of shocking photos.

  • Nice Day for a Scroll

    A new look for the eZine makes it more mobile-friendly to view on the screens of your devices.

  • Rock On, Woodworkers!

    Rob’s not only a woodworker, he’s also been a musician. How many other musical talents — and instrument builders — are out there in the woodworking world?

  • Tell Your Top Tip

    Your woodworking tip — in the form of a video — could be a winner this award season.

  • Tiptop Birthday

    January 31st was my granddaughter’s third birthday. As you might expect, she was very excited about the whole thing, with…

  • Adapting to Change

    Rob’s recent birthday has him wondering what accommodations to aging fellow Boomers are making in their shops.