Quick Poll

It’s happened to all of us.  You are working from commercial plans or a cut list of your own devising.  You follow the plans closely and make all of the cuts.

But, when you move on to the assembly process, you accidentally glue a piece in the wrong place.  For me, I usually discover this accident when I get farther down the road on the assembly process and have to break the pieces apart or cut new ones.  Drats!

Fortunately, most woodworkers make this mistake once, then turn to a method of carefully marking the pieces to ensure it never happens again.

This week, let us know how you keep track of the pieces in a complex project.  Do you use the tried and true cabinetmaker’s triangle or something else?

3 thoughts on “Quick Poll”

  1. I use all kinds of “match marks” as well as writing such things as ” top, bottom, front, back, etc”. I’ve made this mistake way too many times! 🙂


  2. This is another one that could benefit from multiple choice. I voted Cabinetmaker’s Triangle, but I usually label mating parts with letters.


  3. If you would have had an “all of the above”, I’d have clicked it ! lol
    Mostly chalk, in ABUNDANCE ! lol
    (as the old melon starts to go soft, I need all the visual cues I can get !)

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