|Project by Mark55||posted 09-04-2013 05:14 PM||1222 views||3 times favorited||4 comments|
This is a story pole measuring stick. The pictures are hard to see but it is basically 2 pieces of 1 1/2” x 3/4” material put together with a slide type of configuration so the can slide by each other. The back piece is dadoed out in order to inset the tape from an old tape measure.
I use this quite often and for many things. I originally designed it when I was doing many basement remodels or frame ups. With most of them, each stud had to me measured to fit because of inconsistency of all things in place. I was getting tired of running up and down a latter measuring each one or trying to hold my tape measure just right.
So the way I designed this, the front part is the stationary part that sits on the floor and the back part with the tape measure slides up. I made my front part at eye level and cut a 45% angle at the top of it making that my measuring point. The the back was the same length. The measurement distance on it is between 5’ 5” and a little over 10’ and it is right on every time. They can be made to be longer but this is all I needed on this one.
If there is enough interest I will try to make a drawing because the pictures are hard to see.
-- Mark, Newton, NC. www.routermillwoodworks.weebly.com