Workshop operational tips. #7: Easy(er) way to use double sided tape.

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Blog entry by LittleBlackDuck posted 06-18-2019 04:41 AM 1050 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Boys and Girls,

I normally poo-poo authors that say a few words and then direct their audience to a YouTube video or to a different forum/WEB, however, this is another one of those tips that make workshop practices so much easier that I thought I’d break my own rules (this time).

OK, I folded, and had to make my voice be read.

When using double sided tape, a lot of people (me inclusive) cut off strips of tape with scissors, apply it to the timber and then swear like a trooper when you can’t peel off the backing tape.
If you are guilty, read on, otherwise waste your time on a better article than this one.

This is a link to the tape I currently use,

now I’m not spruiking the supplier, however, if you browse the link you can the specs to find your own supplier. The Titebond was included in the picture to create a size reference… it is NOT there to suggest you need glue to hold the tape (DOH!). You may notice, and the rest may not notice, and a lot couldn’t give a damn, however, there is 33m of the tape in each roll.

The tape is paper backed and micro thin and is not subject to distortions and compressions if you apply excessive downward force with the router (tool).

The secret is to not cut with scissors but rather leave some trailing paper backing

and tear the tape off (remember its thin… very thin compared to the 3M and such offerings). You may need to add an extra strip, however, the time to do that is a helluva shorter than trying to peel off the backing.

All further crap aside, I made this quick video for Rob on an easy way to use double sided tape…

Fortunately after posting the video on YouTube, a chap/chapette with the moniiker of Kris s identified the phantom author (which prompted me to make this blog official) and I thoroughly recommend it’s viewing and professional presentation… sorry for those that viewed my offering before reading this.

While we both (us 2 movie starts) are demonstrating with the use of paper tape, I believe the same method could be used for heavy duty (carpet) tape for all you power hungry skeptics. I use the word believe, as I have only tested this on the paper tape and was to tight to go and purchase some heavy duty just for a demo.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#2 posted 06-18-2019 02:39 PM

well the criminal activity continues,now it’s plagiarism too-lol.
great tips duckie.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#3 posted 06-18-2019 03:14 PM

Good info! Thanks Alex!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#4 posted 06-18-2019 03:27 PM

I had been using the two sided turners tape from Lee Valley which is very very good but a PIA to use!
Picked up acouple of rolls of tape from Inside Passage and the stuff is amazing, will have to see where they get it from?

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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