Use White Tape to Mark on Difficult Woods
To make precise, clearly visible marks on dark or coarse-grained woods, I lay down a piece of white artist’s tape first, and mark on that. It’s a low-tack tape, similar to blue tape, so it comes off easily, and it takes pencil marks and erases nicely. You can find it at most art-supply stores.
From FWW #267
Drawings by Dan Thornton
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