Next meeting: Wednesday, September 11th, 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. We welcome new members and guests.

Upcoming meeting dates:

  • Sept. 11th, 2019
  • Oct. 16, 2019 (Date Change!)
  • Nov. 13th, 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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Our Next Meeting is November 13, 2019


     At this Wednesdays meeting a few of our members will be demonstrating some wood turning techniques and ways to plan for simple turnings.  Learn how to plan a project and the thought process involved in deciding how to create a simple turning. Bring in something that you have turned to share with the group.

     Also we will be taking orders for club apparel.  Please bring cash or check.





Our Next Meeting is October 16, 2019

Tom Lederer, a local New Jersey based studio furniture maker will be our guest presenter.

Tom has been building fine furniture for over forty years. He formed Lederer Studio in 1978 after four years as an apprentice with Alan Rockwell and several years of working for notable Designer/Craftsman Phillip Lloyd Powell. Lederer is also highly skilled in classical wood carving techniques after studying the practice with Master Carver Ian Agrell and renowned wood sculptor Ian Norbury.



Our Next Meeting: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 

CJWA Members and guests,

Our next meeting and first of the fall season will take place this Wednesday, September 11 at 7:00 PM.  We have a full agenda that should prove very beneficial to all, the presentation topics are:

  • Details for club offering of Sketch Up Pro will be announced.  Members Glenn Briceno and Doug Poray will lead the discussion on the application and installation process. 
  • Sign up for Fall Finishing Seminar featuring Mike Mascelli, to be held on Saturday, November 16, 2019.  Please bring $50 (check or cash) payable to CJWA to reserve a spot. 
  • Safety with Power Tools, a first hand account of Club Member Paul Steffen and his encounter with a table saw blade….
  • Camp Quality and Club Picnic Recap 
  • Forestry Day Plan, held on Saturday, October 5 of this year, will be discussed by Chair / Member Jim Braun. We will need kits; group builds will be held in the next few weeks for this event.Wood will be available to take home for
  • Group Build Presentation.  Members will proudly display their Splayed Leg Table projects hosted by our VP Marc Gaertner. 
  • President Bob Emmons will share his latest finished project, a platform / storage bed designed and built after getting rid of his factory made furniture.
  • And of course don’t forget to bring $$ for our monthly raffle, our recent winner Ray W will draw a new winner this month! 
See you this Wednesday evening!


CJWA Fall Finishing Seminar is on the calendar!

Date:  Saturday, November 16, 2019

Location:  The Wood Joint School at 3300 Shafto Road Unit C Tinton Falls NJ

Times:  9:00AM to 4:00PM with a lunch break

Cost:  $50 


This seminar will feature Mike Mascelli as our guest instructor.

Mike Mascelli is a professional upholsterer in Latham, NY, with over 40 years of experience, as well as co-Director of the Professional Refinisher’s Group, a national organization founded in 1998. In his upholstery work he divides his time between classic furniture and classic cars, while his finishing expertise is founded in the restoration of period furniture. As an author, he has contributed to the forthcoming Roubo on Furniture by Don Williams(Lost Art Press) andWith Saw, Plane & Chisel by Zach Dillinger (Popular Woodworking, 2016). He also writes for the journal of the Society of American Period Furniture Makers and has completed two soon-to-be-released instructional videos forPopular Woodworking.

In our seminar, Mike will cover wood prep, wood coloring, penetrating and surface finish products and application techniques.  


Sign Ups and any further details will be shared in September meeting, Your CJWA leadership team.


CJWA Meeting June 12th at 7:00 PM

 For June, we will be doing the traditional members exhibition. For new members, everyone is invited to bring in a project you’ve recently completed or completed in the past but haven’t shared with the group. We set up tables to display the projects and everyone takes turns saying a few words about what you brought in. Tag your work with your name, so when everyone is walking around the members will know who brought in the projects.

The more pieces displayed the better, which is why this notice is being sent out so early. We are starting to put together the Fall meeting schedule already. Some of our best meetings have been seeing what fellow members are working on or recently completed. Please consider sharing your work with the group. Let Bob or I know and we can help you with the presentation.