Rob Johnstone

  • Snow Daze

    This week, Rob watches the snow fly, cutting butterfly inlays, protecting air compressors, plus tool storage and a take on a classic project.

  • Meeting Together

    This week, Rob delivers Thanksgiving verse, cut box joints, turn your own ornament, plus making rings and whistles.

  • Shoe Rack Central

    This week, Rob stacks shoes, new tools, wood dyes, a walnut cabinet and a simple end table project.

  • Wood box parts showing various dye colors

    VIDEO: Coloring Wood with Dye

    Dyes can be an excellent option for finishing close-grained woods, Rob Johnstone explains how and why you should use this finish and shows how it looks with an assist from Nick Brady.

  • GO VOTE

    This week, Rob talks civic duty, cutting picture frames, better edge sanding, a clamping table and a marquetry box.

  • Shut Your Piehole!

    This week, Rob keeps his mouth shut, glue-up tricks, smoothing tenons, and plans for a table and a jewelry box.

  • Slow Down for a Moment

    This week, Rob stops to appreciate nature, we talk track saws, turn trays, plus making trivets and table lamps.

  • Trivet project with inlaid slats

    PROJECT: Slatted Trivet

    Combining straight lines and gentle curves, this trivet is both practical to use and pleasing to the eye.

  • Imaginary Woodworking

    This week, Rob is inspired, we talk to Kim McNeelan, build a slatted trivet, plus plans for a turned bottle stopper and a dog bed.

  • Pride and Woodworking

    This week, Rob learns a hard lesson, sawing dovetails, check in with Ian Kirby and plans for a bed and music box.