Tape Measure Storage

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Project by Kelly posted 04-20-2014 05:37 PM 4448 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is just an absurdly simple storage means for my tape measures. No doubt, others do the same and a similar one may even be posted somewhere in the depths of the project pages. Still, here it is.

This one happens to use a bar of 1/8” aluminum. A brace from a dead extension ladder, a metal bar, or a piece of scrap hardwood might work too. Just mount the bar on stand-offs secured to a board.

This also works well for hanging safety and other glasses in the shop.

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#1 posted 04-20-2014 06:17 PM

That’s a great idea but I’m in the habit of laying my tape down and spending 20 minutes looking for it. doesn’t matter that I have 10 tapes in the shop, I always seem to have a favorite – besides I like to use the same tape all the way thru a project.
I like what you did with the rest of the tools also.

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#2 posted 04-20-2014 06:50 PM

And therein rests your problem: No shop is complete, if it has less than eleven tapes (of course, each one must be a favorite).

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#3 posted 04-20-2014 06:52 PM

Looks like a winner,it does the job.


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#4 posted 04-20-2014 08:14 PM

Some good tool hanger ideas there. I have something similar that uses a yardstick. Have it attached to a screwdriver holder.

Thanks for sharing.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#5 posted 04-20-2014 09:20 PM

Yard sticks are great alternatives. Thanks! You could get three to six or more out of one stick.

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