Fitting the pieces back together again
After completely taking apart a chair for regluing, all the legs and rungs suddenly look alike. Now you have an assembly problem as tough as any jigsaw puzzle.
Before taking the chair apart, label all the parts with numbered or lettered masking tape. After you clean the joint, use your identification system to correctly glue and reassemble it. When the glue dries and the clamps are removed, peel off the tape markers.
—John Paul Christopher, North Kansas City, MO