Tape Measure Notepad

Tape Measure Notepad

Here’s a little measuring tape hack from the always-industrious Craig Smith:

…If you ever had a project with a lot of measuring in one area, with a lot of cutting in another, you’ll do this to your measuring tape. (Ever put up drywall?) By simply sanding the shine off of the plastic casing on a measuring tape, you have a writeable and erasable surface to jot down those numbers. Sanding just the corner surfaces are enough for most jobs, but I utilized the entire sticker area.

Projects and Hacks by Craig Smith

8 thoughts on “Tape Measure Notepad

  1. Anonymous says:

    This is exactly the sort of simple brilliant hack I’d like to see more of on the blog. 

  2. Kimber Janney says:

    Fastcap makes a notepad tape with built in pencil sharpener, less expensive and better

    1. TR says:

      I already own a tape measure and sandpaper, so this hack is free! How can a product be less expensive than that?

  3. 705Stu says:

    Done, used it once and love it.
    Great hack

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. His free weekly-ish maker tips newsletter can be found at garstipsandtools.com.

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