Articles from Rob Johnstone
Woodworker’s Journal Editor Rob Johnstone Selects Two Must Have Shop Routers for a Workshop
Woodworker’s Journal editor-in-chief Rob Johnstone puts his wood shop’s routers to the test and selects the two he can’t do without.
How to Build a Wooden Toy Tugboat, from Making the Hull to Building Above Deck
Putting together a wooden toy boat can be a fun weekend project, this article takes you through building the hull, cabin, and smokestacks.
Home Media Center Project
This unique sliding top media center is perfectly suited for attaching and storing all the media players and game consoles on a modern TV.
Westport Chair Project
Like the Adirondack Chair, the Westport is a popular outdoor seating option, and this plan will help you build one easily in a weekend.
How to Properly Use Biscuit Jointers to Secure Butt Joints during Glue-Up
Properly used, a biscuit jointer can really help secure butt joints, especially during glue-up, but they won’t come out perfect every time.
How to Sharpen a Curved Woodturning Tool with a Grinding Wheel or Sharpener
Sharpening curved cutting tools can be difficult to master, especially freehand, thankfully our expert has some advice on getting the sharpest edges.
How to Build a Modern Wenge Wood Country Table
In an update of a classic plan, Woodworker’s Journal editor Rob Johnstone turns a classic country table into a modern woodworking showpiece.
What Do Part Numbers Mean on Morse Tapers for Lathe Spindles and Tailstock
In this question, our expert details the difference between #1 and #2 Morse tapers, and where manufacturers ultimately got the numbers
Is the Emerald Ash Borer a Serious Threat to Ash Lumber Production in the U.S.?
Rumors have persisted for a long time about insects destroying trees in the eastern part of North America, but how big a threat are these bugs?
Is Epoxy a Good Bonding Agent and Where Is Weldwood Plastic Resin Glue
Plastic resin glue still exists, but a more popular glue-up option these days is epoxy, but many woodworkers have serious issues with epoxy gluing.