Rob Johnstone

  • Building for Others

    I know that often times my words here are an older version of the “class clown” — goofy stuff that may entertain, but has little substance. But this time out I would like to take a moment to say thank you to all of the woodworkers out there that are making toys and gifts for children and others who have little.

  • A Woodworker’s Journal Thanksgiving

    Rob is thankful for Woodworker’s Journal readers, staff and contributors.

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    Arts & Crafts Nightstand Project

    What makes this classic nightstand unique? All of the joinery for this functional yet beautiful cabinet was done on the table saw.

  • Wherever I Go … Woodworking

    Wood antiques remind Rob of woodworking’s connection to the day-to-day lives of our ancestors.

  • Sharp Thinking

    Rob wonders what woodworkers think about sharpening their tools.

  • A Lot of Stuff

    Rob thinks about all the stuff he needs to move from his shop as he prepares to sell his house.

  • Wrong-footed

    Rob searches for shared misery from those who’ve had a woodworking project go wrong.

  • Impressions

    After watching a TV show on antique furniture, Rob wonders if carving is making a comeback.

  • Ho, Ho, HO-Boy!

    Rob’s ready to start his holiday gift-making — and the November/December issue of Woodworker’s Journal is full of great ideas.

  • Grand Fun

    Last Saturday, I was lucky to be part of the Grand Opening of a Rockler store in Frisco, Texas. Now,…