Permanent plan preservation
When I find a woodworking plan I like well enough to graduate it to the workshop, I laminate a color copy of it using an inexpensive laminating machine. (You can buy one from an office supply store.)
Lamination protects the pages from the rigors of project building, including glue drips, stain, and even spilled coffee. Plus, I can jot temporary notes on the plans with a grease pencil. They also store easily, either in a three-ring binder or on a hook by punching a hole in the corner.
—Allan Peters, Agassiz, B.C.