Mar-free marking of softwoods
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Using a hard-tipped pencil or pen to mark
the surfaces or edges of extremely soft woods such as redwood,
cedar or similar coniferous species can result in marks that
can only be removed by sanding them away.
To avoid this problem, do your marking with white blackboard
chalk or colored sidewalk chalk.
Just use your disc sander to create a sharp point and have
at it. When you're done, simply wash it away with a dampened