ROD BUILDING TIPS
Quick Measuring

By James P. Fellan

Here's a tip from Volume 2, Issue #1 Issue of RodMaker magazine:

RodMaker Magazine

"Do you constantly have problems trying to measure blank length, or guide placement? Trying to hold a measuring tape against the length of a rod blank or using a yard stick to make these measurements stinks! A few years ago I found a "stick-on" tape, much like the ones used inside of the standard retractable measuring tapes, packaged for use as a permanently mounted measuring device. The one I found was 8-feet in length.

For my own purposes, I ran the measuring strip along the edge of a table and stuck it down, and can simply lie the rod/blank alongside for quick and accurate measurements. If you don't have access to a long table, you can just stick it in an up and down fashion along the inside of an unused door jam. ~ James P. Fellan, Trenton, PA


Publishers note:
If you have any tips or techniques, send them along! Help out your fellow rodmakers! ~ Publisher, FAOL

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