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.


Next meeting: Wednesday, Jan. 9th, 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 9th, 2019
  • Feb 13th, 2019
  • Mar 13th, 2019
  • Apr 10th, 2019
  • May 8th, 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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February Meeting

 At our February meeting, the featured speaker was  Don Brocklebank. His talk / demonstration was on the process of building traditional wooden tools and household items, produced long before there was electricity.

 Don, who presents at various Living History Museums around the state, talked about the process to build a Wooden Hay Fork, Coopered Barrels as well as other necessities from the past.

The video of his presentation can be seen in the members area.



Made in Monmouth Event

Registration is now open for the 5th Annual Made in Monmouth, to be held on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at Monmouth University from 10 a.m. to 4p.m

Please register as soon as possible by submitting the registration form found at this link  In order for your registration to be considered complete, you must submit a complete form, including a photo of your product.  Registration is on a first come, first served basis, so I would encourage you to complete your registration soon.

Space is limited.  We provide every vendor with one 6’ table and one chair.  (If you need additional chairs, they are readily available.) There is limited access to electricity.  If you need electric for a device that is integral to your product, such as refrigerator or coffee pot or similar, we will do our best to accommodate you.  You will need to bring your own heavy duty extension cord.  We cannot accommodate requests for electric for lighting.  

As a reminder, there is no charge for vendors or the public for this event. To be eligible to be a Made in Monmouth vendor, you must produce a consumer product in Monmouth County.  If you need additional information, or clarification, please call 732-431-7470 or email


Even though the form connected to seems to be directed at business, amateur hobbyists are welcomed as well. They can speak to their accountant if their sales exceed a certain amount for direction. Participants must provide pictures of present or past works or offerings. In addition, mention that they would appreciate being put together with other  CJWA members.


January Meeting

Frank Jones presented his process on making oval Shaker boxes and Marc Gaertner  presented his work in progress of a contemporary Mahogany coffee table. Videos for these can be seen in the members section.



November meeting

Robert Hemsen, one of our club members, did  a fabulous presentation on his reproduction Block Front Chest of Drawers in Curly Maple. This is a work in progress where he explained his method for creating all the detail for the drawers and top using mostly hand tools. Members who were not able to attend can see Bob’s presentation can be seen in the members section by clicking on the “Video”  tab.


October 14th meeting


Danny Birnbaum a Professional Cabinet Maker from East Orange , NJ educated and entertained us with details of some of his past projects and how he overcame some obstacles in producing his clients’ desired results.