"Make use of old tape measure:"
From: Tim Chism - email@example.com
Take an old tape measure, that still works and turn it into a plumb bob holder. This is real simple to accomplish. First pull out the all the tape. When you come to the end, take the tape off of the hook(be careful not to let go of the hook, if you do, just open the inside of the tape measure and feed it back through) and take the string your plumb bob is attached to and tie it to the hook on the tape measure and then let it roll it in. Now when you need your plumb bob, you will not have to worry about rolling up the string manually, just hit the button on your tape measure. Also this will protect your string from damage on and off the job site.
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