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post #131 of 133 (permalink) Old 08-28-2020, 09:21 AM
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post #132 of 133 (permalink) Old 08-28-2020, 09:48 AM
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Originally Posted by kp91 View Post
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The best time for me to do something for organization in the shop is the instant it hits me, otherwise I will lose it on the back burner. I have been hating the way I store my tape measures for a long time, and the other night was just the final straw. Having to go from the miter saw over to the bench on one side of the shop or to the table saw on the other side to find a tape, I figured why don't I mount all of my extra tapes right in the middle?

Fiddling with the materials I had on hand I found a small piece of aluminum angle (3/4 x 1/4) and two offcuts from pen blanks I had recently cut. A quick trim, drilled 2 holes, and 2 pocket hole screws and it's done. It's a little lower than optimal, but it's pretty handy so far. Its a perfect place for the 25 foot tapes I rarely use, and a handy place to keep my go-to little Stanley 12 footer I use all the time.

And I can't for the life of me get the pictures to post the correct side up.....
Good idea, Doug, To solve that same problem years ago I put a tape measure at each machine. They all eventually ended up in one place tho at the end of the day. So had to redistribute them. Some guys don't like to use different tapes on the same project, but never bothered me as I don't use them for anything precision, I use mark and cut for that.
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I corrected them Doug. If you took the photos with a phone someone suggested turning the phone when you take the picture. The tape holder is a good idea.
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