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, Nov. 8th, 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 10, 2018
  • Feb 14
  • Mar 14
  • Apr 11
  • May 9
  • Jun 13

 

 

 

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 $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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Monday
Jan082018

CJWA meeting January 2018

We will be starting off the meeting with the club’s annual Officer Elections.

It’s also time to renew your annual club memberships which for the first time in nearly 10 years the dues will be increased to $50.

Also note, in recognition of the overwhelming majority of seniors that make up our membership there will no longer be a reduced senior rate.

There will be brief annual report from Matt and Doug.

This month’s “Mini Fundamentals” will be a talk-demo on gluing up a panel. This will be followed by Wilbur Pan who will be giving a talk on the health risks of dust exposure.

William Duffield will than give a talk on laying out, shaping and fairing curves.

We are looking for a few good woodworkers…. 

Have an a project in mind, something you know how to build and would be willing to lead a small group of your follow members with a Group Build, please contact one of the officers to talk about your idea.

Hope to see you there.

Saturday
Nov182017

CJWA 2017 Holiday Party

At the December meeting on Dec. 13 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.

 

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)

Wednesday
Nov152017

CJWA Fall 2017 Tool Auction

Dear Fellow Woodworkers,

We are pleased to announce the CJWA 2017 Online Tool Auction.  If you have been to a meeting in the last several months, you are probably already aware of it, but for those we haven’t seen in a while, CJWA was the recipient of a very generous donation.  A complete shop of tools, those tools with the addition of some others consigned for auction, are being offered.  This auction benefits CJWA (a 501c3 non-profit organization) as a direct fundraiser.

Bidding opened at 8:00 AM Sunday (11/12/17) morning and will remain open until approximately 8:00 PM next Sunday (11/19/17).  Please read ALL of the information CAREFULLY regarding rules, bidding, and claiming tools.  The web address of the auction is below.

The link is www.charityauction.bid/CJWA 

 

Sunday
Nov052017

November meeting

This month’s speakers will be Lance Kounitz and Matt Greco. Lance is going to do a presentation of the Arts and Crafts style chest of drawers he has just completed. 

Than Matt Greco is going talk about the process he used to create bead boards, which he installed as part of a bathroom remodeling project he is working on.

This month’s “Mini Fundamentals” will be the Mortise and Tenon joint presented by Frank Bodner

Hope to see everyone there

 

 

Tuesday
Oct102017

October meeting

We will start off this month’s meeting with a quick review of the last three club events: Camp Quality, the trip to the George Nakashima’s estate hosted by his daughter Mira and Forestry Day.

Than this month’s speaker, David Dorey, who is presently putting the finishing touches on his beautiful chest of drawers. David’s chest has many classic features, one such facet is the pair of inset fluted quarter columns which he will be talking about along with some of the process and challenges he has encountered along the way.

Next Marc Gaertner is going to explain what Barley Twist candlesticks are. He will than demonstrate how to make them and what he learned using a combination of turning and carving skills to create them.

As a follow up to last month’s meeting at Monteath Lumber, there will also be a short talk on tips when buying hardwood lumber.

Hope to see everyone there,