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

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 meeting March 2019

For the March 13th meeting, we will have three talented club members presenting.

Rich Hyers will do a presentation of a Kitchen Island he built.

Steve Altman will do a brief presentation of a programmable router he recently bought, showing it capabilities.

Brian Holcombe will do a presentation on sharpening and using hand planes. Based on his recent project pictured in Fine Woodworking magazine he built using only hand tool, this will be a very informative demonstration.


CJWA meeting February 2019

The February meeting will be, All About Turning. Club members Jerry Seid and Ray Wendrzycki will do a presentation / demonstration on face plate and spindle turning.

We will also be doing a members exhibition of turned object during the break. For club members that turn, please bring a few pieces that you have done to share with the group.

Preparation and discussion of our participation at the 2019 Woodworking Show (March 1-3) will be discussed.

Our new librarian Jim Braun, will give a briefing of the new library catalog system that can be major improvement. Also do you have any library books checked out, it’s time they be returned to the stacks?

Hope to see everyone there.


CJWA meeting January 2019

Happy New Year to one and all, this year we are going to start off the January meeting with some club business including Doug’s treasure’s report of fiscal year 2018, and then out-going President Matt Kestenbaum will have some words reflecting on his tenure leading the club. This will be followed by the club’s annual Officer Elections.

Next up will be our first presentation of the year, which will be from Robert Hemsen who will be giving a talk about the uniquely challenging carving project he recently completed. He designed, laid out and carved a Diamondback Rattlesnake that sits on top of a decorative box. 

The second presenter will be Marc Gaertner who will talk about the reproduction of a Porringer -Top Tea Table made out of tiger-maple. It features off center turned cabriole legs and a water base aniline dye to enhance the maple figure.

Remember, we renew memberships every January, so please bring your membership dues for the 2019 year. We look forward to seeing you all there!



2018 CJWA Holiday Party

At the December meeting on 12th we will continue with the CJWA tradition of a Holiday Pot Luck Dinner, where there will be much conversation about woodworking and an even larger amount of food. This year’s Holiday Dinner meeting will begin at 7:00 pm. Please try to arrive by 6:00/6:30 pm, so we can get everything set up by 7:00 pm.

As we have done in the past, everyone is asked to bring a main course, a side dish or a dessert. If you bring enough food for 6 to 8 people, we should have more than enough for everyone. Family members are certainly welcome to come.

The club will provide soda, water, paper plates and plasticware. To keep the menu balanced please contact Scott Goldstein to indicate what food you are bringing. Following the feast, we will have a short meeting. We hope to see everyone there.


Chaffing racks will be ready to heat the food - Use ½ tray for hot dishes
(Remember we aren’t allowed to use the stove)


CJWA meeting November 2018

CJWA’s Featured Speaker –Matt Kestenbaum
November 14th

For the meeting this coming Wednesday Nov. 14th the speaker will be our current club president Matt Kestenbaum.  Matt is going to do a presentation, of a complicated laminated tapered leg table he is currently been building.

This month’s “Mini Fundamentals” William Duffield will be talking about the different ways to hold work on a bench.

We are also going to be talking about upcoming elections. In addition we will be asking members to consider presentations of a project for a spring meeting. We will also be talking about group builds. So if you have an idea for a group build and would like to lead one let us know about at Wednesday’s meeting.

We will be presenting the Auction results and some general business as well.
Holiday Party for 2018, click here for flyer for this year’s party.

Hope to see everyone there