Organize complex assemblies with multi-colored stickers
While building an Arts & Crafts-style headboard requiring more than 25 mortise-and-tenon joints, I needed a way to keep the joints matched up during machining. A package of multi-colored removable stickers—only a few dollars at an office-supply store—did the trick. I used different colors to designate each joinery "zone", and numbered individual joints on the stickers with a pen.
—Hud Peters, Cincinnati