Quick-reference label demystifies jig's origins
What was that jig for? With this easy system, you'll remember what project it's from and how it works.
Over the years, I have accumulated quite a few shop-made jigs. Occasionally, I forget some of the finer points of the jig's operation and need a refresher course. The problem is that finding the jig's origins sometimes feels like an archeological expedition as I dig through my woodworking library.
My solution: Label each jig with enough information (title of magazine, date or issue number, and page number) to identify the original source. The clear self-sticking address labels (available at office supply stores) work well, and I can print them with a computer. Attach the label to the jig in a place that won't interfere with its operation, and cover the label with clear tape to keep the printing intact.
--Richard Rudisill, Harrisburg, Pa.