Welcome to the Northeastern Woodworkers Association

Showcase 2022

Our annual woodworking show returns in 2022. Mark your calendar: March 26-27, 2022

The NWA Tool Market

Are you looking for used tools? Do you have quality tools to sell? Now our members can buy and sell tools through our Tool Market.
Visit our News page for details.

NWA YouTube Channel

The NWA now has a YouTube Channel for NWA videos. (A link to our channel is under the “News & Gallery” menu under the “Videos” sub-menu.) Currently you can watch Rich Cerruto building a skin on frame pack canoe and Ray Puffer demonstrating his mother of pearl inlay technique. While on our channel click on the Subscribe link to add our channel to your list of favorite YouTube channels.

NWA Shop is Open

High vaccination rates now allow the Railroad Avenue Shop to reopen for most woodworking activities. NWA’s Board requires that members sign in, wear face masks covering the nose and mouth and to practice social distancing whenever practical. – Irv Stephens, NWA President

The Northeastern Woodworkers Association (NWA) is an all volunteer, 501(c)3 non-profit organization of approximately 500 woodworkers located in the Albany, NY region. We are dedicated to the advancement of the arts and crafts of fine woodworking through education, demonstrations, social interaction and woodworking projects.

Our association includes accomplished artisans as well as intermediate and beginner woodworkers — all skill levels are welcome. We improve our skills throughout the year by learning from each other. Our communities benefit when we are able to offer our woodworking skills for charitable projects.

We have a beautiful woodworking shop located at 97 Railroad Avenue in Albany that hosts classes, workshops and group activities. You can find out more about us by exploring this website or, better yet, come to one of our Special Interest Group (SIG) meetings or one of our monthly Chapter Meetings and talk with us. We’d love to meet you. Check our Calendar for times and locations.

We urge you to consider joining the NWA to take advantage of all the NWA has to offer.

— Irv Stephens, President

For the latest information about what we are doing visit our NEWS page.

Showcase is the primary fundraising event for the NWA and we depend on it for much needed income to run our organization.  Due to the cancellation of 2020 Showcase, the NWA has lost money from show preparations as well as ticket and vendor booth sales. Please help us out if you can. A donation of any amount* is welcome. Thank you!

– Rich Cerruto, NWA President 2019-2020

*A measure in the federal coronavirus relief bill grants taxpayers an above-the-line deduction for up to $300 in charitable donations starting in 2020. You need not itemize to get this deduction.
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