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Dr Martin ShobenBy Dr Martin Shoben
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Dr Martin ShobenBy Dr Martin Shoben
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£2,131
pledged of 1 950 £pledged of 1 950 £ goal
27
backers
36hours to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, March 22 2019 7:17 AM UTC +00:00.

About

For those of us that need a Metre & Yard stick, carrying it around can be a real pain. With over 40 years in the fashion industry, I can confirm this! So I set about redesigning this useful tool, bringing this rather essential piece of drawing and design kit in to the 21st Century.

I've spent my life designing tools for creative people - redesigning and improving the ways we take our ideas and make them real. I hope you like this new and improved take on a classic part of the creative tool chest.

Snaps together for a solid connection
Snaps together for a solid connection

Many prototypes later..

This has been a project I've been working on for over three years. And 18 prototypes later, we have a stick that provides a strong, sturdy bevelled edge to work against, and a magnetic locking system that snaps together with a satisfying click! Two rulers become one, for work in both Metric and Imperial.

And once the innovative locking system was designed, I've been able to incorporate lots of new features.

Benefits

Our design brings the Metre & Yard stick in to the 21st Century! 

It has many unique functions:

  • Innovative, Design Copyrighted magnetic locking system
  • This allows the stick to become highly portable 
  • Made in sturdy see-through acrylic
  •  Bevelled edge for easy marking
  • Unfold two rulers to become one Metre & Yard stick 
  • Forms and locks in to a 90 degree T Square 
  •  Satisfying click creates a sturdy bond to draw against
  • Has both Imperial and Metric scales
  • Folds into a clear plastic sleeve for easy storage and carrying
  • 45 degree angles are also shown
Lots of different modes of use
Lots of different modes of use

And for the first 50 backers..

..Ill include a roll of my super-useful adhesive tape measure! Fantastic for measuring curves, or creating ad-hoc measuring on desks and walls. Its popular stuff so get it before its all gone!

Our 10m Adhesive Tape Measure is free to the first 50 backers!
Our 10m Adhesive Tape Measure is free to the first 50 backers!

Who will use this?

  • Designers, Architects and Drafts people
  • Pattern Cutters and clothing technicians
  • Builders and QS's
  • Students and teachers
  • Crafts people and hobbyists

Who is the designer behind this?

I'm Dr Martin Shoben, and I've been designing innovative and very practical equipment and work aides for the fashion industry for over 40 years. Although pattern cutting and fashion are the basis of many of my unique designs, lots of these tools can be used in a wide variety of different professions.

You can find my range of equipment in design studios, fashion houses and home offices around the world. Our website features the whole range. My Pattern Master is the original all-in-one design tool used around the world.  And my latest creation, the Shoben Fashion Curve, helps designers create the perfect look wherever they are.

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    Receive a brand new Folding Metre Stick as soon as they are ready. If you are one of the first 50 backers, you will also get a free roll of our Adhesive tape measure!

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    • Clear vinyl storage sleeve
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