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Forum topic by MickeyD posted 10-21-2008 05:57 PM 1255 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-21-2008 05:57 PM

Topic tags/keywords: jig question tip

As a new woodworker I am wondering how fellow woodworkers store their jigs. I am always looking in the background of pictures posted to look for inspiration.

-- -Willing to try

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John Gray

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#1 posted 10-21-2008 06:45 PM

I hang them on the wall. But now that my walls are filled who knows where I’ll put them, hang them from the ceiling?

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#2 posted 10-21-2008 07:02 PM

I with John. I drill a hole in mine and hang them from the ceiling joists and on my pegboard walls.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 10-21-2008 10:20 PM

With hanging the jigs and sleds instead of setting them on a flat surface do they warp or distort in anyway especialy during climate change?

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#4 posted 10-22-2008 12:15 AM

I do the same as John and Scott, hang them from the ceiling joists in my basement workshop.

I haven’t noticed any warping or distortion of the jigs- just knots on my head because of the low ceiling!

I also hang some on the tool where they are going to be used, if they are small enough.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 10-22-2008 12:43 AM

it’s a good question… I leave mine lying around and constantly have to move them out of the way.
now that I write it down, it’s really not the best method!

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#6 posted 10-23-2008 05:13 PM

Thank you for your “inspiring” answers. I will look for wall space, which there is very little of, and a step stool so I can reach the ceiling. The cross cut miter sled can be propped up under the table saw extension table and be out of the way, but still handy.

-- -Willing to try

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#7 posted 10-24-2008 01:05 PM

I agree to the idea of hanging all jigs on the wall. I tend to make a duplicate jig if they are out of my sight, esp the simple and the small one.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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