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Offline SherryV

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searching for yardstick tape
« on: February 03, 2012, 10:19:29 PM »
I'd like to replace the yardstick "sticker" on my sewing table.  Does anyone know of a source?


Offline blue mooney

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Re: searching for yardstick tape
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2012, 10:22:29 PM »
I got mine at Rockler, a tool and hardware store.

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Re: searching for yardstick tape
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2012, 10:34:42 PM »
I found it at lee valley tools some years ago.
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Re: searching for yardstick tape
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2012, 11:05:30 PM »
How about this product from Nancy's Notions
http://www.nancysnotions.com/product/removable+ruler+tape+set.do
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Offline Mariyka

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Re: searching for yardstick tape
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2012, 12:39:44 AM »
I bought mine at Joann's, but it was hidden in the quilting area.

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Re: searching for yardstick tape
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2012, 03:09:12 AM »
Can somebody post a pic of their new one?    I have a 100 year old Franklin treadle machine that needs a new measuring decal.

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Offline SherryV

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Re: searching for yardstick tape
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2012, 04:47:06 PM »
Wow, thanks everyone.  I hadn't thought to check the tool suppliers.  I found what I wanted at McMaster-Carr.  Here's a link, for anyone who is interested http://www.mcmaster.com/#adhesive-backed-tape-measures/=g3qi7o.

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Re: searching for yardstick tape
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2012, 04:23:05 PM »
SherryV,

Which tape did you buy.  They have a lot of choices there.

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Re: searching for yardstick tape
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2012, 06:08:40 PM »
I got my from Grainger's....

If you have no luck,, PM me and i will try to find you one...I may even have an extra

I put one on the edge of my workbench... I use it often..

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Offline SherryV

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Re: searching for yardstick tape
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2012, 04:06:56 AM »
Joe,

I bought "Adhesive-Backed Polyester Horizontal Scale Left to Right, 1/16" Grads, 3'L, 1-1/4" Wide, Clear" for the long edge of my industrial stand and a metric one for the shorter extension, "Adhesive-Backed Polyester Horizontal Scale Left-Right, mm Grads, 1 Meter L, 1" Wide, White."  There is a section on the left side of the web page where you can narrow your choices down to exactly what you want. 

Adam - thank you for the info and the offer to help!  So appreciated, but I did find one.  Thanks again.

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Re: searching for yardstick tape
« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2012, 04:45:48 AM »
Wife and I went to JoAnns for some things and I found a 10 yd roll of self adhesive measuring tape for $3.95.    I has both inch and metric measurements so it should be useful.  It's not the same as that on the old machine so I'm still looking for that.

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Offline SherryV

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Re: searching for yardstick tape
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2012, 04:34:48 AM »
Wow, lots of great options here.  Thanks again everyone!

Offline WendyW

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Re: searching for yardstick tape
« Reply #13 on: April 30, 2012, 05:09:20 AM »
I used an old fabric measuring tape that was not plastic-coated, and used iron-on hem tape to adhere it to the edge of my table. My table top is a raw wood hollow core door. I don't know if it would work on a melamine surface or finished wood.
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Offline SherryV

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« Reply #14 on: April 30, 2012, 08:32:58 PM »
Another interesting idea.  Thanks, Wendy!

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Re: searching for yardstick tape
« Reply #15 on: April 30, 2012, 11:10:50 PM »
That washi tape would be cute to put on notecards, thank yous, etc.
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Re: searching for yardstick tape
« Reply #16 on: July 11, 2012, 11:27:18 PM »
I just bought several from McMaster-Carr (http://www.mcmaster.com/#adhesive-backed-tape-measures/=id5nd5).  They were made by the Oregon Rule Co.  (http://oregonruleco.com/) Oregon rule's website lists a number of products that McMaster doesn't list, including what I really wanted, which were centering rules (a 12" centering rule would have 6" at both ends, and zero in the middle.  On the other hand, McMaster got them to me in less than four hours!

 

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