In the last post I showed you the layout marking tools that not only marked points and lines, but made physical indications of divots or lines in the wood itself. This is great if you want to precisely locate other tools or hardware screws to the marks, but not always appropriate for “show” faces on which permanent layout marks would be distracting (especially so if the wood were stained). So here’s another set of marking tools that leave removable marks. From left to right: lumber crayons; wax “china” markers (made in USA of course); a template marker; a mechanical pencil; two clutch pencils; a technical pen and, or course, the eraser. Each has its pros and cons, yet each has its place in the layout process as we shall present in an upcoming eCourse.