Next meeting: Wednesday, September 11th, 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:

  • Sept. 11th, 2019
  • Oct. 16, 2019 (Date Change!)
  • Nov. 13th, 2019





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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November meeting

This month’s speakers will be Lance Kounitz and Matt Greco. Lance is going to do a presentation of the Arts and Crafts style chest of drawers he has just completed. 

Than Matt Greco is going talk about the process he used to create bead boards, which he installed as part of a bathroom remodeling project he is working on.

This month’s “Mini Fundamentals” will be the Mortise and Tenon joint presented by Frank Bodner

Hope to see everyone there




October meeting

We will start off this month’s meeting with a quick review of the last three club events: Camp Quality, the trip to the George Nakashima’s estate hosted by his daughter Mira and Forestry Day.

Than this month’s speaker, David Dorey, who is presently putting the finishing touches on his beautiful chest of drawers. David’s chest has many classic features, one such facet is the pair of inset fluted quarter columns which he will be talking about along with some of the process and challenges he has encountered along the way.

Next Marc Gaertner is going to explain what Barley Twist candlesticks are. He will than demonstrate how to make them and what he learned using a combination of turning and carving skills to create them.

As a follow up to last month’s meeting at Monteath Lumber, there will also be a short talk on tips when buying hardwood lumber.

Hope to see everyone there,



September Meeting

For the September 13th meeting, in lieu of the normal meeting at the church we will be meeting at J. H. Monteath Lumber Company in Old Bridge, NJ. The meeting will start at the regular time of 7:00 PM.

Below you will find the web site which has directions, the address and a picture of the signs to look for that marks their driveway turn in. Their building is down the dirt road around back.

Web Address

3150 Bordentown Ave
Old Bridge, NJ 08857

Phone Number
(800) 922-1029
(732) 727-4000

The club did this tour about 12 years ago and it was very interesting and informative. The tour will include the lumber yard, the molding machinery and we will get to learn about that moulding side of their business.

If you are not familiar with Monteath Lumber, check out their web site. They produce an amazing supply of molding profiles in house, in a variety of different materials.

Hope to see everyone there.



2017 Bar-b-queue
August 12  @ Noon
Rain date Sunday August 13
Scott Goldstein

 RSVP so I know how much to prepare and I’ll keep track of what everyone is bringing

  • Bring side dish
  • Bring chair(s),  Tables are also welcomed
  • Starting at 12 noon
  • Set up at 10am tables and chairs. 
  • Cooking will start at 11am.
  • Bug spray and sun tan lotion will be handy
  • Directions link——

 Direction from the Old Brick Church

  • RT-520 (Newman Spring rd) head east towards Hwy 34 North
  • At light go North.  (left)
  • Past one light (Schanck rd).
  • Next left is East Lawn drive.
  • 10th house on right ( if you don’t make any other turns.
    East Lawn loops back on itself)

Questions / comments and recommendations,  contact Scott Goldstein


April Meeting

For the April 12th meeting, our speaker will be our current club president Matt Kestenbaum. He will be presenting a dining room sideboard recently completed. His presentation will cover working with figured maple, handling large drawers, mitered door frames, tapered legs and more. Below are a few pictures of the finished sideboard.

We will also have Ray Wendrzycki with a recap of February’s 2017 Somerset Woodworking Show.