Step 1: Assembling the Kit
Assemble the following components:
3"x5" memo pad
6-inch steel pocket ruler
6 foot measuring tape
Most of these items can be found in your local grocery or department store. You may need to visit a hardware store to get the steel pocket ruler.
Step 2: The Measuring Group
The 6-inch steel rule, unlike a regular ruler starts at the very end of the ruler, allowing for very precise measurements for both standard and metric. The one I have also has decimal equivalents on the back for standard 8ths, 16ths, 32nds and 64ths divisions.
The steel rule's pocket clip also allows it to be used as a depth gauge.
The slim 6-foot measuring tape allows you to measure objects larger than six inches or around odd-shaped items and still be a convenient size for your pocket. This measuring tape also measures in metric.
Step 3: The Recording Group
The notepad allows you to write down measurements and make detailed drawings of the object your modelling.
A mechanical pencil allows you to write and erase as necessary.
Step 4: Upgrades
0.5mm mechanical pencil for sharper details
Pocket protractor for angles.
Rubber eraser for removing pencil marks and paperweight.