On this last April Fools Day, Lee Valley continued their tradition of intriguing but fake products by posting the precision story tape. Now after the joke has blown over, they’ve actually made a small production run of the story tape and are offering it on their web site while supplies last.
You know that a story stick is a straight piece of wood or other material on which you put markings to represent different measurements that you might need to build a project. The story tape is just a more compact version of the story stick. It works just like a regular tape measure, but instead of a measuring scale on the tape, there’s just a blank surface that you can place your own markings.
Whether you want it as a joke or have a real use in mind, the story tape will run you $6. If only Think Geek would release their Dharma Initiative alarm clock.