The Central Jersey Woodworkers Association is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization of woodworkers founded for the purpose of providing a resource to the community for the promotion of woodworking and woodworking education at all levels of experience, sharing of information about woodworking techniques, tools, and sources for supplies, and facilitating the exchange of ideas with fellow woodworkers.


Next meeting: Wednesday, Jan. 9th, 7:00 PM

The Central Jersey Woodworkers Association normally meets monthly on the second Wednesday of the month (except for July and August) from 7:00PM to 10:00PM at the Old Brick Reformed Church on Route 520 in Marlboro NJ.

Upcoming meeting dates:

  • Jan 9th, 2019
  • Feb 13th, 2019
  • Mar 13th, 2019
  • Apr 10th, 2019
  • May 8th, 2019





Location and Directions

We meet at the Old Brick Reformed Church, 490 Route 520, Marlboro, NJ, in the Church Parish Hall, located behind the church itself. The church is located on Route 520 approximately one-quarter of a mile east from the Route 520 & Route 79 intersection. New members and guests are always welcome!

From the Garden State Parkway, exit at #109 and proceed West on Route 520/Newman Springs Road into Marlboro (approximately 6 miles). The large Old Brick Church will be on your right, just past the Marlboro Psychiatric Hospital (Marlboro Center for Human Development).

From Route 18, take the exit for Route 79 North. Proceed North on Route 79 for approximately 2 miles to the Route 520 / Newman Springs Road intersection (there is a WaWa and an Amoco gas station on the corner). Make a right hand turn at the light onto Route 520 East and go 1/4 mile; the church is on the left.


We always welcome new members to our club.

Your first visit is free. If you come back again (and we hope you do) membership dues are $50 a year, prorated for the number of meetings left in the calendar year if you join in the middle of the year. Membership renewals occur in January.

Membership forms can be completed at any meeting, or you can download a membership form to bring to any meeting.

Membership benefits include access to the Members Area of our website and to our library of woodworking books, tapes and DVD’s. Members in good standing may borrow these items on a month to month basis.

Our club also has a collection of tools that members may borrow on a month to month basis:

Drill Doctor

Jet Mini Lathe

Kreg Pocket Hole Jig

Veneer Vacuum Press

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CJWA meeting January 2019

Happy New Year to one and all, this year we are going to start off the January meeting with some club business including Doug’s treasure’s report of fiscal year 2018, and then out-going President Matt Kestenbaum will have some words reflecting on his tenure leading the club. This will be followed by the club’s annual Officer Elections.

Next up will be our first presentation of the year, which will be from Robert Hemsen who will be giving a talk about the uniquely challenging carving project he recently completed. He designed, laid out and carved a Diamondback Rattlesnake that sits on top of a decorative box. 

The second presenter will be Marc Gaertner who will talk about the reproduction of a Porringer -Top Tea Table made out of tiger-maple. It features off center turned cabriole legs and a water base aniline dye to enhance the maple figure.

Remember, we renew memberships every January, so please bring your membership dues for the 2019 year. We look forward to seeing you all there!



2018 CJWA Holiday Party

At the December meeting on 12th we will continue with the CJWA tradition of a Holiday Pot Luck Dinner, where there will be much conversation about woodworking and an even larger amount of food. This year’s Holiday Dinner meeting will begin at 7:00 pm. Please try to arrive by 6:00/6:30 pm, so we can get everything set up by 7:00 pm.

As we have done in the past, everyone is asked to bring a main course, a side dish or a dessert. If you bring enough food for 6 to 8 people, we should have more than enough for everyone. Family members are certainly welcome to come.

The club will provide soda, water, paper plates and plasticware. To keep the menu balanced please contact Scott Goldstein to indicate what food you are bringing. Following the feast, we will have a short meeting. We hope to see everyone there.


Chaffing racks will be ready to heat the food - Use ½ tray for hot dishes
(Remember we aren’t allowed to use the stove)


CJWA meeting November 2018

CJWA’s Featured Speaker –Matt Kestenbaum
November 14th

For the meeting this coming Wednesday Nov. 14th the speaker will be our current club president Matt Kestenbaum.  Matt is going to do a presentation, of a complicated laminated tapered leg table he is currently been building.

This month’s “Mini Fundamentals” William Duffield will be talking about the different ways to hold work on a bench.

We are also going to be talking about upcoming elections. In addition we will be asking members to consider presentations of a project for a spring meeting. We will also be talking about group builds. So if you have an idea for a group build and would like to lead one let us know about at Wednesday’s meeting.

We will be presenting the Auction results and some general business as well.
Holiday Party for 2018, click here for flyer for this year’s party.

Hope to see everyone there


CJWA meeting October 2018

For the October meeting, our guest speaker will be Andrew Hunter who is a Profession Cabinetmaker and builds furniture with a Japanese flair.

Andrew has written numerous articles for Fine Woodworking as well as teaching classes at a number of woodworking schools.

He will give a talk on how he got started as well as a slide presentation of some of his work. Andrew will also give a demonstration on using Japanese Hand Planes, which will be available for club members to try.

Click Here for a link to a bio of Andrew and some of his work.



CJWA Fall 2018 Tool Auction

Hello Fellow Woodworkers,                                                

In case you have not already gotten the word directly from CJWA or one of our associate woodworking / tool groups, we are about to open up another online tool auction.  If you registered to bid in our last auction, your past registration / bidding number is still yours!  (If you have forgotten your password find the reset button on the bottom of the Sign-in page.) To preview the items in the auction catalog just browse over to the website at  You can even bid via mobile app! Simply download the free Auctria Mobile Bidding app from either the Apple or Google App Store and sign in!

The CJWA Fall 2018 Tool Auction will open at midnight tonight 10/12 and close at 8:00pm Sunday 10/14/18.

WHEN:  The auction website will go live at midnight tonight 10/12 and will close at
               8:00pm Sunday 10/14 — Its mobile enabled!! Not home? Bid from your phone!
WHAT:  Lots of great stuff! Over 120 lots!  Machinery, hand tools, antique tools, and
               clamps!  Equip your shop, get ahead of Xmas shopping or just bid for the excitement!
WHO:    Open to everyone…CJWA member or not….spread the word!

NOTE: Please read ALL of the information on the web site CAREFULLY regarding rules,
             bidding, fees and claiming tools.

The site’s link is

Good Luck! And have a great weekend!