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Blog entry by Farrout posted 03-26-2013 11:05 PM 1412 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I started a new project this week, a glider porch swing.
The cut list includes 18 different items, with a total of 40 pieces.
How do you keep track of all the pieces in a project like this?
To make matters worse, I have to put everything away each night when I put the tools away to move the car back into the garage.

-- If we learn from our mistakes, I should be a genius!

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Don Broussard

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#1 posted 03-26-2013 11:41 PM

I mark the project pieces in pencil or on painter’s tape to keep track. Painter’s tape is nice in that the marks don’t need to be sanded away. If you use Sharpie on the project piece, mark it in an inconspicuous place.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#2 posted 03-27-2013 01:58 AM

I use my granddaughter’s chalk to mark mine.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#3 posted 03-27-2013 02:03 AM

I would second the chaulk. Label each piece with a letter or easy name to remember. And have a master parts list you can reference and cross check if the need arises.

If you know how the work is going to flow, keep the pieces that won’t be needed until later in the project
out of the way someplace.

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#4 posted 03-27-2013 06:13 PM

I usually just use a pencil, and mark the pieces with the same letter/number that is on the cut list. Also, I group all like pieces together.


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