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Taping Diagonals

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Taping Diagonals

Measuring diagonals with a tape was a pain for me because the hook would always fall off the corner before I could get a reading. Finally I adapted a tape by riveting a small, notched block to the end, as shown. Now I can slip the tape over the corner of the cabinet to be squared with no fear of it slipping off. This is a good use for broken steel tapes missing their first couple of inches.