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Project by ToGoMan posted 10-29-2009 07:05 AM 3387 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

What got into my skull on that last posting?

K I S S

Using GOMT on a dowel goes a lot farther when working on rings. I have had much greater success building up the GOMT so it will hold a ring securely. You also don’t have to worry if you cut the GOMT with sandpaper or a tool, or if you’re applying a finish.

BTW… GOMT is also known as Good Old Masking Tape

Would someone please thump me in the skull if they see me doing this again?

-- ToGoMan ------ "No ONE of us knows as much as ALL of us." (anon.) ----





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 10-29-2009 07:22 AM

How about a thump for to many abbreviations LOL

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#2 posted 10-29-2009 08:23 AM

We all learn from our endevers. The more times we try something, the more we refine the technique.

Thanks for posting.

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#3 posted 10-29-2009 03:15 PM

BTW… GODT is also known as Good Old Duct Tape

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#4 posted 10-30-2009 12:07 AM

WTF….. why the face?

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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RS Woodworks

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#5 posted 10-30-2009 04:35 AM

Sure, but wouldn’t your first way be easier to get the ring on and off?
How the heck you gonna slide it on if the masking tape is snug enough to make it stay put???

Boom

-- I restore the finest vintage tools! If you need a nice plane, saw, marking tool or brace, please let me know!

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#6 posted 10-30-2009 05:13 AM

It’s pretty easy to get it off the masking tape. During the sanding, etc. the tape starts to wear off, but still holds the ring well.

Also, the tape method has been much better at keeping the rings from cracking.

-- ToGoMan ------ "No ONE of us knows as much as ALL of us." (anon.) ----

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#7 posted 10-31-2009 01:41 AM

I can understand getting it off. But what about putting it on? when the tape is fresh?
Won’t the tape just roll if its snug?

-- I restore the finest vintage tools! If you need a nice plane, saw, marking tool or brace, please let me know!

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ToGoMan

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#8 posted 10-31-2009 02:20 AM

I use the sticky side of the tape touching the dowel. There’s enough friction on the smooth side of the masking tape to hold the ring very well.

Even if the tape is not completely smooth, it’s easy to add another layer or more of tape to “tweak in” the size.

The tape does not have to be in a perfect circle around the dowel for it to work. I’ve had folds/creases in the tape which allowed it to still hold the ring very well.

-- ToGoMan ------ "No ONE of us knows as much as ALL of us." (anon.) ----

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#9 posted 10-31-2009 03:49 AM

ok I see. Thanks for the tip and the info.
Will have to try it.

-- I restore the finest vintage tools! If you need a nice plane, saw, marking tool or brace, please let me know!

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