Texas, Here I Come

Rob Johnstone staff photo

Next Saturday, March 4th, I’ll be in Frisco, TX, doing woodworking demonstrations at the local Rockler Woodworking and Hardware store. I love doing this sort of thing. First, I get to hang out with woodworkers all day long. To say that you all are my peeps is an understatement. You get my sense of humor; you laugh even when the joke is pretty lame — it’s a great time.

I also get to learn what’s on woodworkers’ minds. During the day, I get to answer questions about this or that, but sometimes a pattern develops, and I can find a topic that we can teach in the magazine that will help a bunch of people.

I can’t wait!

Rob Johnstone, Woodworker’s Journal

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