The Ames Woodworkers Club, based in Ames, Iowa meets at various places in Ames and in other locations in Central Iowa to share information and tips about various woodworking related topics. 

Membership in the Ames Woodworking Club is open to anyone interested in woodworking, arts and crafts involving wood, and related activities.  In addition  to attending meetings and receiving the monthly newsletter, dues paying members are also entitled to discounts at various area businesses.   Members of the AWC who have paid their annual dues receive a membership card which can be presented to participating woodworking businesses when purchasing tools and supplies to receive a club discount on the items. 


Unless otherwise announced, meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month.

 Annual dues for 2016 are $10 for electronic delivery or $15 for postal delivery.


2016 Membership Form

 January Newsletter


Ames Woodworkers Club

“Just Plane Fun”

The January meeting of the Ames Woodworkers Club will be feature Cy Hornberg recounting the construction of his trestle table built with walnut.  The club will meet at the Fire Service Institute on the ISU campus.  Gathering will begin at 5:30 with the meal beginning at 6:00 the meeting to begin at 6:45.


The AAWT turning subgroup will meet January 24th from 1 to 4 p.m. at the shop of Roger Nass.  Roger will demonstrate the use of the Joyner offset jig to do pendants and other small projects.   Contact Rob Wallace at for details.


The AWC cabinet and furniture making subgroup meeting will be held in Tuesday January  22 at 6:30 at the shop of Jim Merideth at 1231 Idaho Ct. in Ames.  The meeting topic will be the ultimate box cutting jig.  Contact Will Zitterich at for information.


2016 Officers


President: Clay Gurganus, 2620 Somerset Dr., Ames, IA 50010, Phone: 515-292-7788, e-mail:

Vice-President: Alan Johnson, 3912 Squaw Road, Ames, IA 50014, Phone 233-4831, email:

Secretary-Treasurer:  Rob Wallace, 2841 Torrey Pines Rd., Ames, IA 50014  Phone: 292-5785  email:

Past President:  Jim Merideth, 1231 Idaho Court, Ames, 50014  Phone 515 292-8257, email:

Board of Advisors: Roger Nass, Jim Gunning, Jim Merideth, Julian Birch, Alan Johnson, Carl Link, Bob Weldon, Will Zitterich, John Anderson, Tom Jackson, Steve Saxton and Rob Wallace

Web Site Administrator:  Jim Gunning, 4623 Dover Dr., Ames, IA 50014 Phone: 292-8412 email: