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 2018 are $10 for electronic delivery or $15 for postal delivery.


2018 Membership Form

 January Newsletter


Ames Woodworkers Club

“Just Plane Fun”

The next meeting of the Ames Woodworkers Club will be Tuesday January 16 at the Fire Safety Institute Building on the ISU campus.  Several members will be presenting information on stationary tool maintenance. Gathering will begin at 6:30 with the meeting beginning at 7:00. See the newsletter for details.


The AAWT turning subgroup will meet Sunday January 21 from 1-4 p.m. at the shop of Roger Nass 2357 212th St. just northwest of Ames.  Information on finishes and finishing techniques available for turning projects will be discussed.  Contact Rob Wallace at for details.


The AWC cabinet and furniture making subgroup will meet January 23rd at Will Zitterich’s shop at 905 Top O’ Hollow road in Ames Iowa. The topic will be jigs of all kinds and how to use them. Members are encouraged to bring jigs for show and tell. Contact Will Zitterich at for information.


2018 Officers


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

Vice-President: Paul Larson, 1123  Wheeler Street, Ames, IA 50010-4265, Phone: 515-232-0917, e-mail:

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

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

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

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