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Homemade Tape Measure Modification


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Homemade tape measure modification intended to increase marking precision. Holes are punched at desired increments to accommodate pencil tips.
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May 02, 2014 1:26 AM
handycrowd
I love this!  For anyone who makes the same thing over and over, you could make a jig out of a tape measure. Simply buy several tape measures ('home' brands are cheap enough) and label them accordingly for each task. You couple even paint out a few inches of tape with white paint, prior to each hole and sharpie a description for each hole (what it's for etc). Quicker to make than a wooden jig! Good luck in the contest, you got my vote :-)
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DIY Tape Measure Modification - comment on how to build a Tape Measure Modification - 4 comments
handycrowd says:
May 02, 2014 1:26 AM
I love this!  For anyone who makes the same thing over and over, you could make a jig out of a tape measure. Simply buy several tape measures ('home' brands are cheap enough) and label them accordingly for each task. You couple even paint out a few inches of tape with white paint, prior to each hole and sharpie a description for each hole (what it's for etc). Quicker to make than a wooden jig! Good luck in the contest, you got my vote :-)

DIYer says:
Apr 24, 2014 5:12 PM
Cool mod!

Altair says:
Oct 13, 2013 10:24 AM
Slick. Will mod my tape measure to see if it holds along the perforations.

daveward says:
Oct 12, 2013 1:07 AM
I like that idea a lot.  I'll try it out.  Thanks!

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