8 Great Uses For Double-Stick Tape
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"Magic" workshop tape you shouldn't be without.
are lots of instances where you need to hold something in
position (either temporarily or permanently), without using
conventional fasteners. When that happens, you should be reaching
for your roll of double-stick tape.
understand, however, that there are lots of different types
of double-stick tape out there...and that all of these tapes
are NOT created equal. Standard, double-stick carpet tape,
as well as the clear, double-stick tape used by artists work
well for some applications but are NOT well suited for faceplate
turning because they fail to provide adequate adhesion.
turning, you should only use high
adhesion double-stick tape. Here are a few of the applications
for this amazing stuff:
attaching workpieces to a Lathe Faceplate. Caution:
Always clamp the workpiece tightly to the Faceplate before
starting to ensure a tight bond (then remove the clamp,
of course, prior to turning). Never turn an excessively
long workpiece with this method...or one that is more than
1-1/2 times the diameter of your Faceplate. Failure to follow
these simple rules could result in personal injury.
re-attaching in-process scrap "cutaways" from compound-cut
you have a small project to sand that you can't hold properly
with your fingers (without fear of sanding-off your knuckles),
try taping your workpiece to a piece of scrap that you can
then safely hold in your hand.
attaching cutting patterns to workpiece stock.
holding a stack of workpieces together for pad sawing on
the Bandsaw or Scroll Saw
holding selected project components together temporarily
during "dry test assembly"
attaching sandpaper to hand sanding blocks.
attaching sandpaper to Miter Gauge faces to keep workpieces
from sliding while you make a cut