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, Dec 9, 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. 13
Feb. 10
March 9


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 $40 a year, prorated for the number of meetings left in the calendar year if you join in the middle of the year. Senior citizens (65 and older) are $30 a year. Family memberships are also available. 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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November meeting

Robert Hemsen, one of our club members, did  a fabulous presentation on his reproduction Block Front Chest of Drawers in Curly Maple. This is a work in progress where he explained his method for creating all the detail for the drawers and top using mostly hand tools. Members who were not able to attend can see Bob’s presentation in the members section by clicking on the “Video”  tab.


October 14th meeting


Danny Birnbaum a Professional Cabinet Maker from East Orange , NJ educated and entertained us with details of some of his past projects and how he overcame some obstacles in producing his clients’ desired results.


Summer Seminar


We had an excellent summer seminar last Saturday hosted at Danny Birnbaum’s Professional Cabinet Shop in East Orange, NJ. We had 20 club members that attended.

The seminar covered all the machine process required to take rough lumber to 4 side squared prior to starting a project. Machine safety was covered and everyone came away with a logical safe process when they return to their shops. Vacuum Press veneering was also covered with a demonstration, and explanation of the process and  materials used.



June Meeting - Member Showcase

The June CJWA meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 10, at 7:00 PM. Before we break for the summer, we will be holding our annual CJWA member showcase. Members are encouraged to bring along projects they have recently completed or are in the process of completing for a “show-and-tell”. There will be opportunity for photographs to be taken for the members gallery. We will also be discussing some of our summer activities.


May Meeting - Joe Corigliano

The May CJWA member meeting will feature Joe Corigliano, one of CJWA’s own.  Joe recently completed the 2 year Cabinetmaking program at the North Bennet Street School in Boston. Joe will be sharing his experiences from the program with the membership.

Hope to see you there!