Step 3: This step will place the veneer stack in the
same orientation it would have had as it was cut from the tree. Start with sheet 12 and find two points on
sheet 12 near two opposite edges that have a distinguishing mark of some kind. Try to find two distinguishing marks that
appear on all 12 sheets. Place sheet 11
on top of sheet 12 orienting sheet 11 such that the two points on sheet 11 fall
exactly on top of the two points on sheet 12.
Note that by doing this you may need to slightly offset sheet 11 over
sheet 12 in such a way that all four edges no longer line up on top of each
other. See the drawing left:
Continue stacking sheet 10 on top of sheet 11, 9 on top of
10, and so on until you have built the bundle with the sheets aligned like the
came off the tree. Apply blue tape to all four edges to prevent the individual sheets from
moving within the bundle.