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Keeping the project parts organized and in proper relationship to each other during crafting and assembly can be a real challenge, especially if you are organizing the pieces for an attractive grain composition. So how do you mark parts for a quick return to their starting position? Once again, we can turn to the veterans for makeup: the triangle marking system.
Once you’ve coated the pieces according to thickness, width and length, orient them as you wish and mark the faces with sections of triangles as shown. This quickly identifies the face, top, bottom, left and right sides of an assembly. For example, when you take a piece to cut a joint, you immediately know which edge or face goes against the saw table or jig face. And during assembly, it’s child’s play to position the pieces in their correct orientation. When cutting a series of identical parts, for example for multiple drawers, simply add additional lines that span all the pieces. – Art Mueller
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