In Tricks of the Trade

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Sometimes drilling a hole in a finished piece of wood is unavoidable. I keep a pad of sticky notes nearby for this purpose. I put the sticky note roughly over the area where the hole is to go. Then I can mark the location of the hole without making any marks directly on the wood. Paper is easier to write on than either tape or finished wood. And, a sticky note doesn’t harm finishes or leave a residue. —Mark Hudson


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