That makes the figs then.
: My bet is that in the machine shop, and in the machinist' world, the
: difference is probably more pronounced/important/politically correct than it
: is in woodworking.
: There is, at least semantically, a difference. To paraphrase, precisely, one
: of my old books: "A jig is a device used to maintain mechanically the
: correct positional relationship between a piece of work and the tool or
: between parts of work during assembly, and a fixture is a device for
: supporting work during machining."
: Then again, I/it could be all wet.
: Last update: 9/21/03
: "MHaseltine" wrote in message
: > Last Saturday I was at an auction and was looking at the tools which
: > to be inside . Another person was also broswing. The owner had made a
: > of wodden jigs for his table saw ranging from a miter sled to a tennoning
: > Just to make conversation with the other person, I stated that the owner
: > been rather prolific and had a lot of jigs to go with the saw. The person
: > me that knowing look and said "their fixtures - you need to be careful and
: > call fixtures jigs" Well, my response was I'm a bit of a newbie at his
: > is true) but everything I have read and heard refers to these things as
: jigs -
: > fixtures is a new way of naming these things"
: > Well, my silly question is, "Are these jigs or fixtures?"
: > Michael