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 2017 are $10 for electronic delivery or $15 for postal delivery.


2017 Membership Form

 April Newsletter


Ames Woodworkers Club

“Just Plane Fun”

The May meeting of the Ames Woodworkers Club will be a continuation of table saw techniques, gluing and clamping by Will Zitterich.  The meeting will be Tuesday May 17 at Will’s shop at 905 Top O’ Hollow Road in Ames. Gathering will begin at 6:30 pm with the meeting beginning at 7:00.  See the newsletter for details.


The AAWT turning subgroup will meet Sunday May 21st from 1-4 p.m. at the shop of Roger Nass.  The meeting will be a presentation on negative rake scraping and sanding by Roger Nass.   Contact Rob Wallace at for details.


The AWC cabinet and furniture making subgroup will meet on Tuesday May 24th with a a topic and shop to be announced.   Contact Will Zitterich at for information.


2017 Officers


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

Vice-President: Carl Link, 28263  595th  Avenue, Cambridge, IA 50046, Phone: 1-515-383-2232; 1-                                  515-450-0052, e-mail:

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

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

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

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