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Forum topic by Karda posted 09-03-2018 09:42 PM 1863 views 0 times favorited 18 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Karda

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09-03-2018 09:42 PM

Hi, i made a circle jig for my band saw. I mad an adjustable pin. I want to glue down a seamstress tape for a measure what should i use for glue. I looked into preadhesive and they are expensive and then add shipping. The price is good on the ones from china but the wait is long. any Ideas


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#1 posted 09-03-2018 09:44 PM

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#2 posted 09-03-2018 10:11 PM

assuming you are talking about a wooden jig ??

since you are not going to glue down the whole 6 feet of tape,
why not experiment with some of it ?? personally, I would use yellow glue for A wooden jig….
for a jig with a laminate or plastic top, I would use contact cement.

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#3 posted 09-03-2018 10:26 PM

ok thanks that is a good site to have. Some sewing Tapes are coated what then

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#4 posted 09-03-2018 10:36 PM

$7.49 for 12’ of psa measuring tape doesn’t sound that extravagant to me https://www.maxtool.com/kreg-12-self-adhesive-measuring-tape-r-l-reading?google=1&CAWELAID=230005740000001427&CAGPSPN=pla&CAAGID=19685619371&CATCI=pla-107150043851&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI94_h0_Gf3QIVi8BkCh2HBglpEAYYCCABEgKqLfD_BwE

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#5 posted 09-03-2018 10:59 PM

That sewing tape is not very accurate, you may want to compare it to something you know is accurate

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#6 posted 09-03-2018 11:41 PM

If your are gluing down “seamstress” tape I would use spray adhesive. One coat on the back of the tape and mask off with painters tape the area you want to glue it to and apply the adhesive there. When they get tacky put them together. If you need to replace it just warm it up with a heat gun and it should come off.

Of course you could just “draw” you own measurements marks on the jig. That would be almost “free”.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#7 posted 09-04-2018 12:25 AM

Thanks for your suggestions,

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#8 posted 09-04-2018 01:44 AM

double sided carpet tape

-- Grant Wilkinson, Ottawa ON

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#9 posted 09-04-2018 03:04 AM

thats an idea

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#10 posted 09-04-2018 12:57 PM

$5.44 and prime shipping, and it’s Starrett https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0025Q0KAC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_4cOJBbTS86D6K

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#11 posted 09-04-2018 01:12 PM



$5.44 and prime shipping, and it s Starrett https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0025Q0KAC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_4cOJBbTS86D6K

- GrantA

+1. Only a little more expensive and much more accurate, though because it is metal, it may expand and contract a little with temperature changes. Since you are applying to wood, I would apply paint or poly first to make it stick better.

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#12 posted 09-04-2018 03:23 PM

yea I saw that but I don’t have a prime account, and I couldn’t find out what the shipping is. I saw one about that price with 16.45 shipping from Ill. I won’t order if I don’t know shipping. I bit the dust and ordered one

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#13 posted 09-04-2018 03:43 PM

What about construction adhesive? I’ll bet construction adhesive on that sewing tape measure would hold it down. Locktite makes some stuff that does NOT require one of the surfaces to be porous.

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#14 posted 09-04-2018 09:05 PM

If the tape is glued to the top of the circle jig, won’t it interfere with the workpiece by not letting it be 100% in contact with the jig? I would just layout a scale with a ballpoint pen.

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#15 posted 09-04-2018 09:06 PM

If the tape is glued to the top of the circle jig, won’t it interfere with the workpiece by not letting it be 100% in contact with the jig? I would just layout a scale with a ballpoint pen.

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