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.

Meetings

Next meeting: Wednesday, Dec. 12th, 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:

  • Dec 12th, 2018

 

 

 

 

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.

Membership

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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Sunday
Dec022018

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.

Scott Goldstein, bsasgoldstein@outlook.com or 732-772-1558

 

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

Sunday
Nov112018

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. http://mkestenbaum.com  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

Sunday
Oct072018

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.

 

Thursday
Oct042018

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 www.charityauction.bid/cjwa  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.

WHERE: Entirely online. www.charityauction.bid/cjwa. YOU CAN EVEN BID BY APP
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 www.charityauction.bid/CJWA

Good Luck! And have a great weekend!

 

              

Thursday
Sep062018

CJWA meeting September 2018

CJWA’s Featured Speaker –Matthew Kenney
September 12th

Welcome back from the Summer Break! 

We are excited for the start CJWA’s upcoming fall!  Our September 12th meeting promises to be a great one as we welcome guest speaker Matthew Kenney.  As I’m sure most of you regularly read Fine Woodworking Magazine, you are probably already familiar with his woodworking – as until very recently – Matthew was the Senior Editor of FWW.  As well as writing dozens of articles for the magazine and editing scores more, he is also the author of the recent book 52 Boxes In 52 Weeks.

Among his frequent aesthetic motifs is the use of Kumiko – the geometrically complex, Japanese grillwork.  Matt will be discussing and demonstrating Kumiko for CJWA at the Sept. 12 Meeting

Upcoming events:
Sept. 9th  -  CRAFTS of NJ Annual Picnic
Sept. 15th  -  Birdhouse build day to support Forestry Day
                (Email with details to follow or contact me for plans so you can build some in your shop)
Oct. 6st  -  Forestry Day 2018
                (Sign-up sheet will be circulated at the meeting or you can contact me directly)
Oct. TBD  -  2018 CJWA Tool Action 
               (We will be accepting consignments in good working order)