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Favorite marking tool. pencil or Sharpie
« on: August 31, 2018, 06:49:31 PM »
Was making some marks the other day and found that the pencil wasnt marking well on green wood. Went and grabbed a fine tip sharpie wich was nice and visible . Was wondering what everyone kept handy for marking on differant surfaces. sharpie,Pencil, Soapstone ,Grease pencil, whats your favorite that works in most conditions?
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Re: Favorite marking tool. pencil or Sharpie
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2018, 06:58:29 PM »
   I'd say a pencil followed by a Sharpie. I find a crayon does not work well on wood already painted with Anchorseal.
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Re: Favorite marking tool. pencil or Sharpie
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2018, 07:26:01 PM »
 

 
A lumber crayon on a pencil pull and I agree that it does not work well or at all on logs sealed with Anchorseal. 
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Re: Favorite marking tool. pencil or Sharpie
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2018, 08:19:11 PM »
I've been liking the Milwaukee Inkzall marker lately.
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Re: Favorite marking tool. pencil or Sharpie
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2018, 09:23:27 PM »
Tawilson, I was checking those out at the hard ware  store the other day. Do they work well on anchorsealed wood? Best thing I've found so far is paint markers and they arent the greatest  but work pretty good.
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Re: Favorite marking tool. pencil or Sharpie
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2018, 09:27:56 PM »
Lumber crayon. I don't think anything will mark well on Anchorseal.
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Re: Favorite marking tool. pencil or Sharpie
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2018, 09:32:02 PM »
Dave, for me the testors yellow paint markers work a lot better than lumber crayons. If I press lightly and use a different surface to push the tip in to get the paint to flow they work ok
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Re: Favorite marking tool. pencil or Sharpie
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2018, 09:43:21 PM »
Tawilson, I was checking those out at the hard ware  store the other day. Do they work well on anchorsealed wood? Best thing I've found so far is paint markers and they arent the greatest  but work pretty good.
I don't know.  They work well on green or damp wood. I'll try it on some Anchorsealed logs tomorrow.
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Re: Favorite marking tool. pencil or Sharpie
« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2018, 09:44:35 PM »
I use my knife. We don't have any anchorsealed wood tho.
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Re: Favorite marking tool. pencil or Sharpie
« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2018, 02:07:05 AM »
Dixon black or dark blue lumber crayon. Have no need to seal logs.
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Re: Favorite marking tool. pencil or Sharpie
« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2018, 06:57:47 AM »
Blue or red sidewalk chalk works well and is cheap
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Re: Favorite marking tool. pencil or Sharpie
« Reply #11 on: September 01, 2018, 07:41:52 AM »
I've been liking the Milwaukee Inkzall marker lately.


These work great and will mark on oily or wet surfaces.  Even if it's not your primary marker, it's good to have one around.
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Re: Favorite marking tool. pencil or Sharpie
« Reply #12 on: September 01, 2018, 07:22:23 PM »
Tawilson, I was checking those out at the hard ware  store the other day. Do they work well on anchorsealed wood? Best thing I've found so far is paint markers and they arent the greatest  but work pretty good.


 
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