Quote Originally Posted by sodakgrrl View Post
...16' Stanley Powerlock tape measure...
I prefer a 25 footer with a 1" wide tape. It's stiff enough i can reach across the room with it.

Other than that, there's always the:
-6' aluminum straight edge
-framing square
-soldering gun with tile cutting tip (hot knife on steroids)
-black and silver Sharpies
-sand bags (rifle rests)

Yep...this isn't you grandmother's sewing kit.