Inventions and other News by Dane Scarborough

New improvements to the QuickDraw Pro - The tape blade brake-lock has been redesigned

New improvements to the QuickDraw Pro - The tape blade brake-lock has been redesigned

New improvements to the QuickDraw Pro: The tape blade brake-lock has been redesigned to be easy to engage, yet lock and hold the blade for repeated measurements. Co-Molded rubber engages the tape blade from above and below, to grip and hold the blade better than any other tape on the market.

Wallpaper is a simple task, if you have one of these...

Wallpaper is a simple task, if you have one of these...

So, you're about to hang a picture, or some shelves, or in this case, a wallpaper mural. First step is laying out the measuring and that requires a measuring tape, a pencil, and something to keep the pencil sharp, except not today, because today, we're using a self-marking tape measure with a built-in marking device, because it's so much easier.Quickdraw self-marking tape measure make it easy

NOTE: It's very important, is to reverse roll the wallpaper, so it lays out flat, when you unroll it. It doesn't take long with most papers, but you'll have to test it to determine if you've gotten the curl out. It works well to use the tube the paper came in.

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If you look closely, you'll see the overlap of the panel on the molding above. You'll need a sharp razor knife to trim it, and if the knife is not sharp enough, it can easily tear the paper, so you might want to invest in new blades for your knife.

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I did the four upper panels first, because the ceiling was so out of wack, and I was very carful to keep each panel true to my vertical marks, made with the QuickDraw Self-marking tape measure, which should insure good alignment with the lower panels. 

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Now, put up the first lower panel from the middle out, as this will give you the ability to make adjustments as you match the remaining panels.

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Now, put up the first lower panel from the middle out, as this will give you the ability to make adjustments as you match the remaining panels.

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A little about marking tape measures - If you have never used a self-marking tape, and you do a lot of home projects, you defiantly want to get one. They are simply the best tape measure ever invented. It marks on the roughest of materials, and even marks on wet surfaces. The patented built in marking device allows you to lay down a pencil line right where you want it, but there’s no pencil to sharpen, or break. A small steel wheel transfers graphite to the surface you’re marking. So easy, quick, and most importantly, accurate. Makes every job easier, and you’re never wasting time looking for a pencil!

The story behind the QuickDraw marking tape

The story behind the QuickDraw marking tape

The story behind the QuickDraw marking tape  -  I was in second grade when a kid challenged me to roll a quarter down the center of my face. He said “You can’t do it, it’s impossible!”. I took the quarter and proved him wrong, to which he replied “oh, I guess I was wrong”, and he walked away laughing. Unknown to me, he had rubbed pencil graphite on the edge of the quarter, so I was walking around with a black line down the center of my face. Flash forward to me building my house in the Sun Valley Idaho. It’s snowing, my ears are cold, my skin is dry, and countless pencils have already fallen from the perch on my ear, into snowdrifts, lost until spring for sure. I’m using a Stanley Power-lock tape measure to frame the second floor and I’ve just lost my last pencil. SOB#%^@#! So, I start using the edge of the tape case to indent the wood. This was the beginning of the idea that would eventually become the QUICKDRAW Pro marking tape measure.

Imagine your tape measure making 2000 marks per load...

Imagine reloading in 10 seconds...

Imagine it working with one hand...

Imagine it making a radius or circles...