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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Apr082018

CJWA meeting April 2018

For the April 11th meeting, our guest speaker will be the acclaimed Furniture Maker Chuck Bender. He will be presenting an instructional seminar on how to get started carving wood for furniture.

For those of you who may not be familiar with Chuck and his decades of accomplishments check out this link to his bio when he was with 360Woodworking.

Currently Chuck has restarted his Acanthus Workshop where he offers “Handmade, museum quality furniture” which is “painstakingly built from the best figured lumber available for a limited number of clients each year.” He is also offering classes starting with a basics class - Woodworking Fundamentals, then moving into Inlay, Spice Boxes and Carving for Furniture Makers to name but a few. Follow this link for more details on his classes. 

Having personally seen Chuck present in the past I know this is going to be a very informative, engaging and entertaining evening. This is one meeting you don’t want to miss, so mark your calendar for this coming Wednesday April 11th starting at 7:00 PM.

If time allows William Duffield will be presenting this month’s “Mini Fundamentals” where he will talk about fundamentals of securing your work.

Hope to see everyone there.

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