Flexible tailor's tape is very useful but often the excess can feel cumbersome. Needing a better way to manage the rest I considered how a metal tape measurer works and came up with this design. This piece is designed to hold a 0.75'' x 120'' (1.9cm x 3.05m) Quilter's Tape Measure
Designed using OnShape: https://goo.gl/baH6rt
- Best printed in original orientation
- Use a material like PETG for the tensioner, something strong and flexible
Along with the tape and printed parts you will need two typical skateboard bearings to connect the spool and tensioner.
Push bearings into the holes on the flat ends of the spool and then carefully place the tensioner over the bearings
At this point you can add the tape, place the metal tab into the slot in the spool and roll the spool so the excess tape points the same direction as the tension clip from it's mounting points