Michael’s Garage Wood Shop

Shop Tour - Submitted by Michael McCormick from Minneapolis, MN
Added on December 7, 2012

My shop consists of one stall of a 3 car garage plus an addition at the back end of the stall. The addition is 12×15 and the stall is approximately 20x 0 for a total of about 380 square feet. I do have to store kids’ toys, yard equipment and the like in the stall, so I am at present only using about 11×10 of the stall space. I do plan to work into the storage space in the future.

I started this hobby back in 2006/07. I found Marc’s site back when he was just getting it going. I really enjoyed it then and even more now. Love the site and the community that has developed here.

I got frustrated with the old combo saw/jointer I had back then, so I ended up doing very little. I’ve decided to give it a go again and am in the process of setting up shop again. I recently added an 8″ jointer, a dust collector, in addition to a new sub-panel with 240 v lines and added better lighting. I want to create an environment in the shop that I like to be in and want confidence that the equipment will be more accurate than I am. The last piece of equipment I need is a new table saw. Hopefully, that will be coming soon.

I am very much a newbie to the hobby. I am really looking forward to learning and growing as a woodworker. I am trying to get my two sons excited about it as well. I hope the shop becomes a place where we can hang out over the next few years.

Any feedback on the shop is appreciated…and thanks Marc for a great site!!!


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