Rob Johnstone

  • Something in the Air

    Rob waxes on about snowflakes in Minnesota (in October, no less) and attending woodworking shows.

  • This Old Zine

    Rob is looking to spruce the Zine up a bit (twenty weeks on the web … that’s a few years in e-time, right?), so I want to know what you think might do it.

  • The International Woodworking Fair, Atlanta, Georgia, 2000

    Last issue, we gave you a day-by-day description of the goings-on at the National Hardware Show in Chicago. This issue we flew Woodworker’s Journal editor, Rob Johnstone, down to Atlanta to the International Woodworking Fair.

  • The Season is Upon Us

    As I write this editorial, I am on the plane to Chicago, to attend the National Hardware Show. For me, and many of my colleagues, this marks (along with the International Woodworking Fair in a couple of weeks) the official beginning of a new season of woodworking.

  • National Hardware Show: The Newest Tools Out There

    We sent the editor of the Woodworker’s Journal, Rob Johnstone, to the National Hardware Show in Chicago with a digital camera, a list of things to do and the most comfortable shoes we could buy him. Here’s what he found.

  • How Bad is Your Worst Project: A Contest

    Among the beautiful and practical pieces of furniture and cabinets I’ve created in more than 20 years of woodworking, I have also made some pretty silly — one (or one’s spouse) might even say stupid — woodworking projects.

  • Woodworkers Doing Good Work

    When you ask woodworkers what they like to build, like I did last issue… boy, oh, boy! The response has been not only huge, but helpful as well.

  • The Beat Goes On

    We’ve barely got our new electronic woodworking pub off the ground (just five issues) and things are really starting to pop.

  • You’re Really out There!

    In my last letter to you, I mentioned my desire for more significant communication, in the spirit of woodshop camaraderie. Your response was just great.

  • Talking in the Virtual Shop

    This is the third issue of the Woodworker’s Journal eZine, and by now, those of you who have been with us from the beginning are getting the feel of how often you’ll be finding good woodworking information in your e-mail box.