An innovative accessory for tape measures, the Pencil Boy from C.H. Hanson attaches a carpenter's pencil to any flat-sided tape measure, making it easier to make marks and draw lines when measuring. According to the firm, the gadget allows users to draw perfect arcs, circles, parallel slide marks, and multiple marks. It detaches when not in use. Pencil Boy retails for $5.
For more information, contact C.H. Hanson, 800-827-3398; www.chhanson.com.