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I made 4 jigs so far, and since I have a very limited space, I find myself moving them all the time to make space/be able to walk around.

I thought about making some holes in them to hang in the wall, but, not sure.

Where do you store your jigs?.
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Jigs are like rabbits, Pablo, they just keep multiplying until they overflow their home. I have some jigs I keep in a cabinet, some on shelves, and some like yours that are free-range and keep moving from place to place as I work. It is the age old problem of too much stuff and too little space.

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Hanging them protects them from impact damage...unless you drop them/it.
The downside is the loss of wallspace (I mean, where to hang the 1980's RIDGID calendars?)
I'm facing the same problem right now; the rabbit thing, not the calendars.
My plan (Hah!) is to try and store the jigs and accessories with the appropriate power tool, rather than grouped as 'jigs'.
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I made 4 jigs so far, and since I have a very limited space, I find myself moving them all the time to make space/be able to walk around.

I thought about making some holes in them to hang in the wall, but, not sure.

Where do you store your jigs?.
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Stick...that's what I have...except mine has wheels.

I had to relocate all my open end adjustable hammers to accommodate...

Actual answer is...in one big bag...makes moving them easier. I try to practice the "keep 'em with the tool' philosophy but not working well as the tools have to move also...

When I joined the forum you guys didn't warn me about this inevitable dilemma...

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In some circles that's known as hazing, Nick...
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I have a different theory. You keep them simple and cheap(made from scraps). When you are done you dismantle them and save the reusable pieces. Chances are when you need it again the size, angle, registration capabilities, etcetera, etcetera will not be similar enough to use it anyway. And then there's the fact that you will have figured out a way to build it better by the time you need it again. There are only a couple of exceptions. Crosscut sled for table saw, grooving/dado jig for router for example. Don't waste valuable space with jigs it may be years before you use them again.

Someone I consider a master woodworker once told me that a master woodworker is not someone who never makes mistakes. He is someone who is able to cover them up so that no one can tell.
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Holes, and hang from wall and rafters. A few on shelves.

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