An Easy Way to Take Measurements at Your Lathe

We often need to take measurements at the lathe. Rather than constantly worrying about carrying a tape measure, simply use a piece of double-face tape to adhere a rule to a flat spot on your lathe. You can also use self-adhesive rules like those used on a table saw and bandsaw fence guide. If the tape protrudes beyond the edges of the rule, trim is flush with a crafts knife.