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    Looks like Lee Valley has come up with another "must have" tool for the woodworker of any level!

    http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/pag...at=,75235&ap=1
    Don, aka Pappy,

    Wise men talk because they have something to say,
    Fools because they have to say something.
    Plato

  • #2
    I have the original one that LeeValley was offering about 20+ years ago, but nothing like this one you linked to.

    the original - the one listed as "A".
    http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/Pag...55&cat=1,42936
    Hank Lee

    Experience is what you get when you don't get what you wanted!

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    • #3
      (Checks calendar)

      Hmmm, I don't think so, Tim.

      But I'm a little miffed that my Woodpecker's order for all sorts of marking/measuring goodies is now delayed for at least three weeks. Sheesh.

      Also, I learned this weekend that all of my Harbor Freight tapes (dozens, free coupons) disagree with my Incra measures. Hmm...

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Carlos View Post
        (Checks calendar)
        Also, I learned this weekend that all of my Harbor Freight tapes (dozens, free coupons) disagree with my Incra measures. Hmm...
        That's why there is one and only one tape measure in my shop. It doesn't matter if it's accurate or not, as long as it's consistent.

        Chr's
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        An ethical man knows the right thing to do.
        A moral man does it.

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        • #5
          I want to have them everywhere I might want one. But I consider them just rough calculators, and use only one specific tape from Fastcap for important measurements. Most of my tools have precise measurements on them.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Pappy View Post
            Looks like Lee Valley has come up with another "must have" tool for the woodworker of any level!

            http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/pag...at=,75235&ap=1


            Thanks for posting this Pappy - I missed visiting them on that day and could not find it later.
            And this is so well made, I wonder if this is the best of their entire series over the years?

            BTW, I wonder if your post was too subtle, and if people missed the original point of it...?

            It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
            - Aristotle

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            • #7
              Actually I found the series, and find that they had something like this many years ago: http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/pag...at=,75235&ap=1

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                Ha Ha, Ha Ha.

            • #8
              If I only had one tape measure in the shop Id never find it when I need it.

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              • #9
                Originally posted by capncarl View Post
                If I only had one tape measure in the shop Id never find it when I need it.
                So true. I have three, and yet this morning I could find none, and had to grab at a paper-tape lying around (the type that's given away at Ikea)...
                It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
                - Aristotle

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                • #10
                  I own Schrodinger's tape measures. They exist everywhere in the shop and nowhere to be found all at once.

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                  • #11
                    Originally posted by radhak View Post

                    So true. I have three, and yet this morning I could find none, and had to grab at a paper-tape lying around (the type that's given away at Ikea)...
                    That is me with screwdrivers: I know I have 20 common screwdrivers and 25 Philips. I can find a dozen regular when I need a phillips, but nary a phillips, AND I can find half a dozen phillips when I need a regular, but nary a regular! They segregate and migrate!
                    Hank Lee

                    Experience is what you get when you don't get what you wanted!

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                    • #12
                      My screwdrivers all have homes. Rarely lost. But maybe only because I rarely need one while woodworking.

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                      • #13
                        It boils down to having a place for every tools you have.. when looking for any of them, just go straight.

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                        • #14
                          That definitely does not help me with some things, such as tapes. They need to be all over so I can just grab one. I never think to grab one BEFORE walking over to where I need it.

                          Though I just added a little mesh metal cart to the shop where I'm putting the tools and supplies like screws needed for the job at hand, and rolling it around to the workspaces as needed.

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