Intro: Metal Belt Clip (For Measuring Tape) - Made @TechShop!
Measuring tape is expensive these days, especially ones with belt clips.
I got this small one from a hardware store and thought I'd make one myself
Note: Steel was probably not the best material because the MT itself was aluminum.
In the future I will also use a longer/wider screw to securely hold down the clip better.
Step 1: Dig in the TechShop Scrap Metal Bin
Sheets on sheets on sheets
Step 2: Measure and Approximate With Paper
Measure the MT
Measure your belt
Use a pen/pencil to outline where the screw hole is
Fold the Paper accordingly
Step 3: Cut the Metal & Mark Work
Cut out the holes for the screw and slot to reach said screw
Step 4: Na-na-na-na-na-MILL TIME!
1/16" & 7/16" End Mills
Step 5: Shape
Mark where you want the fold to be and keep in mind the tension while bending
Step 6: Ta-Da!
Clip it your belt and do a dance!