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Mark them clearly
Boards with labels
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Computer-printed labels save
time when marking boards of
the same species. Any sticky
residue will be machined away.

Mark them clearly

After the board sits in your shop for a year, will you remember its species, or be able to tell lumber with provenance (Grandad's walnut) from hardwood-store boards? Mark the boards with chalk or lumber crayons; both sand off easily and don't leave residue behind.

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Comments (2)
9939636336 wrote:

Great article Tom. I was looking for a special board the other day in my stash, and realized (after not finding it after a long search) that I hadn't reorganized my lumber in almost a year. I spent most of that rest of the day doing just that. (and eventually found the piece I was looking for...ha ha) Thanks

3/12/2015 09:50:58 PM Report Abuse
mappcs2570232 wrote:

As I save more and more cutoffs I start running out of workshop space. I found that I use less than 10% of the scraps I save. I am much happier since I gave all my scraps to my wife to burn in the fireplace and SHE is too. Make sure it is really a keeper before you give up your space.

5/29/2014 09:15:19 PM Report Abuse

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