Meetings

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.

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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Tuesday
Sep222009

Marking gauge tips from Joel Moskowitz

At the September meeting, Joel Moskowitz from Tools for Working Wood spoke about marking gauges.  Although there are many types of marking gauges on the market, he prefers pin gauges over cutting gauges.

Pin gauges differ from cutting gauges in the shape of the part that does the actual marking. Pin gauges have, well, pins that are relatively sharp.  Cutting gauges make parks in the workpiece with a knife edge.

Joel feels that the marks left with pins are easier to deal with than the marks left with a knife edge.  Because the pins are not knife sharp, they leave a shallower line that can be easily removed with planing or sanding later on in the project.

One criticism of pin gauges is that it is hard to make a clean line with a pin, compared to a gauge that makes a knife cut. Joel demonstrated a good technique for using a pin gauge effectively.  Instead of holding the gauge so that the pin is perpendicular to the surface of the wood, which will cause a lot of scratching and chatter as you try to make your mark, rotate the gauge so that the pin trails behind as you move the gauge, so that it makes an acute angle with the surface of the wood.  This also gives you a lot of control in how deep a marking line is left by altering the pressure on the gauge. 

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