Shop Tip #245
© Frank Ford 2006; Photo by FF

I've learned by hard experience to label special tools I make.  More than once I've come across an interesting tool or fixture that I knew I made for some special use, but have completely forgotten what it was good for.  So, now, I do a quick bit of freehand engraving on that special cutter or other tool so I know what it is in the future.  At this point I have tools I use only once a decade at most, and some are crowding forty years old (sigh).