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The Central Jersey Woodworkers Association (CJWA) is a non-profit community organization 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.

Past speakers have included professional furniture makers, including Frank Klausz, Jere Osgood, Frank Pollaro, Mario Rodriguez, Peter Tischler and Geoffrey Noden, woodworking tool experts including Tom Lie-Nielsen and Graham Blackburn, semi-pros, hobbyists, boat builders, custom furniture craftsman, finishers, and more. Various hands-on comparisons of equipment have been offered and there are periodic group purchases of equipment, wood, tools, and supplies.

 

CJWA Officers 2016:

Matt Kestenbaum, President
Marc Gaertner, Vice President
Doug Poray, Treasurer
Greg Porpora, Secretary
Jerry Van De Sande, Librarian

 

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
  • Band Saw

If you are a member and interested in using one of these tools, please contact Marc Gaertner.