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 2014 are $10 for electronic delivery or $15 for postal delivery.


2015 Membership Form

 January Newsletter

*NEWS* O’Donnell Ace Hardware on 24th Street in Ames has agreed to give AWC members a 10% discount on anything in the store.  You must present a current AWC membership card to be granted the discount.

Ames Woodworkers Club

“Just Plane Fun”

The January 20th meeting of the Ames Woodworkers Club will feature Jim Merideth discussing the design and construction of his kitchen cabinets. The meeting will be held be in the Fire Safety Institue building on the ISU campus and begin with gathering at 6:30 and the meeting at 7:00.


The AAWT turning subgroup will meet at Roger Nass’ shop in rural Boone county on Sunday January 18 from 1 to 4pm.  The program will be Rob Wallace discussing and demonstrating peppermill construction.  Contact Rob Wallace at for details.


The AWC cabinet and furniture making subgroup meeting will be held in Tuesday January 27 at the shop of Jim Merideth, 1231 Idaho Ct, Ames.  The topic will be laying out and cutting dovetails.  Contact Will Zitterich at for information.


2015 Officers


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

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

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

Past President:  Tom Oxley, 4015 Phoenix St. Ames, IA 50014, 515 231-1528 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: