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Forum topic by Woodchipperz posted 06-29-2018 01:36 PM 814 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Woodchipperz

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06-29-2018 01:36 PM

I just attempted my first couple of bowties with the Rockler bowtie templates. I am having a hard time keeping the template down secure. I have tried several different types of double faced tape and finally just ended up used a ton of regular masking tape. What is the best double faced tape to use to securely hold down the templates.?


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Bill_Steele

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#1 posted 06-29-2018 01:50 PM

This tape works well—but it’s kinda pricey. I typically buy golf grip tape—like this roll.

I would not suggest the tape designed for turners. It has a glossy backing. That tape is so strong and the backing is difficult to remove.

If you make sure that both surfaces where the tape will be applied are free of dust or anything that will interfere with the adhesive—then you should get good results with either of the two where I provided a link.

Maybe you’re pushing to hard against the template with your router? Ease up a little bit.

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HokieKen

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#2 posted 06-29-2018 02:56 PM

I always use carpet tape. Holds pieces together extremely securely and comes away clean when you remove it.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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Randy T

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#3 posted 06-29-2018 03:31 PM

I use carpet tape, but whenever possible, I will apply extra pressure by squeezing the parts together for a second with a clamp wherever I have placed the tape. I find that the split second clamping really forces the two pieces together.
Depending on the size of your project, it may not be possible to get the clamp over the area that is taped.

-- Randy & Corinne, R&C Creations, British Columbia, https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/RccreationsCanada

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splintergroup

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#4 posted 06-30-2018 01:59 PM

I’m sold on this brand. I use it exclusively for router templates and temporary part positioning when drilling screw holes. It is thin so it won’t allow “wiggle” (requires a clean flat surface, I usually have my parts sanded to at least 120 before using).

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Richard

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#5 posted 07-06-2018 10:43 PM



I m sold on this brand. I use it exclusively for router templates and temporary part positioning when drilling screw holes. It is thin so it won t allow “wiggle” (requires a clean flat surface, I usually have my parts sanded to at least 120 before using).

- splintergroup

YEP! ^^ !

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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becikeja

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#6 posted 07-07-2018 12:02 AM

Carpet tape for me. But I find it a bit thick sometimes when doing small parts. If the brand mentioned by splintergroup is thin, that may be the perfect solution. I’m going to buy a roll tonight.

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

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ColonelTravis

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#7 posted 07-07-2018 01:26 AM

I used indoor/outdoor carpet tape from Home Depot not for a bow tie template, but I used same Rockler acrylic for something of my own design. Tape is cheap and held it down great.

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indychip

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#8 posted 07-09-2018 01:52 PM

Thanks everyone for the tips. I went with carpet tape. Worked great. I’ll post pictures of the final product once I complete it.

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