The North Jersey Woodworkers Association or NJWA for short is a community of woodworkers of all types and levels of experience. We have some professionals, some beginners and every skill level in between. Our goal is to share our experience with one another and to support and grow the woodworking community in the Northern New Jersey area. Regardless of woodworking interest or level of experience, we invite you to join us. For directions, membership information and club activities follow this link: About NJWA.
January 2017 Our guest speaker was Andew Hunter. An engaging speaker, Andew works largely with traditional Japanese hand tools. He discussed his journey to becoming a woodworker, his philosophy as it applies to the craft and the techniques he employees for building furniture. In addition, Andrew discussed the design traditions of Japanese and Chinese furniture and contrasted them with western furniture design. (View Mortise and Tenon Newsletter)
Bob Sheppard gave an update on the club workbench project. Bob reported that the bench will be ready in time for the Somerset woodworking show.
Dec. 2016 The December meeting was NJWA’s annual holiday get together for members and their guests. The meeting featured light refreshments and an exhibition of the recent work of a number of memebers. Here’s a link to a few of the items which were on display. (View Mortise and Tenon Newletter)
Nov. 2016: Dave Peterson began the meeting with a presentation on an ancient tool called a sector. More information re. sectors can be found at By Hand and Eye. The majority of our meeting was taken up by the club’s annual swap meet. Member brought surplus tools and materials which were put up for sale or available through a silent auction. In addition, Joel Moskowitz donated a collection of woodworking books that were auctioned off at the meeting. (View Mortise and Tenon Newsletter)
Oct. 2016: Our featured presenter was Jet equipment representative Chris Chubbuck. He spoke about new developments in the Jet product line. Chris also answered specific questions from club members who own Jet equipment.
Sept 2016: Joel Moskowitz of Tools for Working Wood and Gramercy Tools spoke about rasps. Joel discussed the uses of rasps and demonstrated a variety of rasping techniques. In addition, he talked about how rasps are made and the difference between high quality and low quality tools. Joel was kind enough to donate two Gramercy rasps to the club for a raffle. (View Mortise and Tenon Newsletter)
August 2016: Club Vice President Jock C. spoke about his Line and Berry project. He demonstrated techniques for cutting line and berry designs, described options for tools to cut the designs and walked through the thought process for developing a design from scratch. (View Mortise and Tenon Newsletter)