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Old 04-01-2010, 07:55 PM
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Default They say it's a joke but...I like it!

Retractable story pole.





Fascap has made a measuring tape with a story pole feature for years but I can't seem to find it now. Why do they have to give their stuff goofy names?
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Old 04-01-2010, 08:13 PM
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Default Re: They say it's a joke but...I like it!

I like it too. I have almost all of the FastCaps, including one of the story pole models. The FastCap story pole doesn't work very well because of the little tiny space available.

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Old 04-01-2010, 08:18 PM
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Default Re: They say it's a joke but...I like it!

In case you didn't notice, you can actually purchase this years April Fools tool: SURPRISE! - Lee Valley Tools
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Default Re: They say it's a joke but...I like it!

Yeah, they are really available. The FastCap storystick tape is MIA? Didn't know that. I swear my Woodcraft has one (which is so way over the top surprising...)
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Default Re: They say it's a joke but...I like it!

Okay, I just spent god only knows HOW much time reading all the Lee Valley historic April Fools Day offerings.
And am now laughing so hard I can't breathe.

Apparently THIS year is the first time one can actually buy the item.
Pity, that.
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Old 04-02-2010, 01:42 AM
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Weren't they great?! I loved the Gang Saw. I could imagine actually using it! In fact, most of those tools look really useful (except, perhaps, the multi-pronged marking gauge).
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Old 04-02-2010, 02:42 AM
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Yeah Peter, you and John should get matching tool belts -- those magnetic ones. However, I don't know how much work you guys would get accomplished when working together...
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Old 04-02-2010, 03:36 AM
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Yes - I'd be stuck to John's belt, and wouldn't be able to reach the floor. He'd never notice that I was there!

I once bought a Makita drill at HD, and it came with a very fancy tool belt. I tried it on. You could have fit me, Sharon and Gillian in there, and it still wouldn't have been snug! Clearly 135 lb skinny woodworkers are not their target audience!
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Old 04-02-2010, 05:43 PM
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Hi,

Here you go FastCap 25ft Story Pole Tape Measure, Tape Measures, Measuring & Marking Tools, Tools - McFeely's

A 16' is also available.


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MY personal favorite was the Honing Guide Mk XXXXII
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