Next meeting: Wednesday, Jun. 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. We welcome new members and guests.

Upcoming meeting dates:

  • Jun 12th, 2019
  • July - No Meeting
  • Aug - No Meeting





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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Tool donations / Consignments welcome for our annual fall auction. Click Here to email a member who will get back to you with more information.

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CJWA Fall Finishing Seminar is booked!

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 (approximate based on 20 attendees participating)


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.


CJWA Meeting May 8, 2019 7PM

Glass of wine or a cup of coffee?  We will have two of our members presenting builds at this meeting.  Matt Greco will show us his plan and construction of a beverage bar that he built.  Marc Gaertner will present his new coffee table that he built, and some of the challenges of joinery in a curvilinear form.  In addition to our projects, Robert Hemsen will share with us some pics of his experience at the Michener Museum to see the George Nakashima exhibit.


Handplane Seminar May 18 9AM -12 Noon $20

Our next educational seminar will be held at The Wood Joint School in Tinton Falls, NJ on Saturday, May 18, from 9-12AM.  The address of the school is 3300 Shafto Road, Unit C, Tinton Falls, NJ.  We welcome all members to participate;  from new in hand plane use to experienced, all can learn something.  Bring your handplane(s) with you, specifically a bench or smoother plane, (and any sharpening stones that you may have), and if you don’t own a hand plane, we can supply something for you to try. If you have a small piece of wood 1-2 feet long, that you would like to practice on, bring it.  I will bring some different woods from my stash for all to try out.   We will learn sharpening and tune up of the hand plane, proper use of this important tool, and finally we will hand plane two or more surfaces flat and square.  Our lead intructor will be Brian Holcombe.  Also we are skiing for a $20 donation for the use of the building.  For planing and space puposes, please notify Bob Emmons ( your intentions on attending as soon as possible.


CJWA Meeting April 10, 2019

The April meeting will take place on Wednesday, April 10th. We will be hosting a returning guess Speaker, Designer & Craftsman Glen Guarino of Guarino Furniture Designs in Cedar Grove, NJ.
Glen will be showing us some of his tables, talking about the unique sculptural designs, their construction processes and the finishes of each. 
He will also be doing some bench work demonstrating hand tools used in the shaping process.

For a glimpse into some of Glen’s work check out his web site: