Marking dark woods - what do you use?

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Forum topic by Loren posted 12-04-2013 04:51 PM 831 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-04-2013 04:51 PM

I’m running out of the yellow pencil I’ve had for awhile
and I’ll need to get something else to mark locations
out on dark woods. What do you use?

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#1 posted 12-04-2013 04:52 PM

yellow pencils.
or light blue or pink. I got a 10pack last year from the dollar store and they were mixed colors.

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#2 posted 12-04-2013 05:01 PM

Yellow or white pencils from Office Depot.

Has anyone used Pica? I’ve heard they are very good with an assortment of colors.

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#3 posted 12-04-2013 05:03 PM

I like to use a marking knife, and if my trifocals still can not see it, I rub a little piece of chalk on it and wipe
with my hand, it then it is easily visible. People have been known to say that I am slow and take way to
long doing some things.

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#4 posted 12-04-2013 05:04 PM

red pencils, sometimes I trust my eyes to see the refraction off the graphite and just use standard pencils though ;). Ane yes I mean purple heart walnut and the like.

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#5 posted 12-04-2013 05:10 PM

White marking pencil for walnut and hardboard, but lead is soft and stroke broad. I’m interested in something finer in line. 0,05mm or such. Yes, I use a marking knife but very low viz. I haven’t found 2.omm drafting compass leads in yellow or whith either. BTW, I’m also totally blind in my left eye, Only see black.

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