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Project by Bugnurd posted 131 days ago 1276 views 25 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finally finished my first real woodworking project. I learned a lot making this and can’t wait to make more stuff! I used only hand tools for this project, so it took a little longer than anticipated, but I’m pleased with the result. I weighted the dispenser by putting two scrap steel rods into mortises I chiseled out of the two outside pieces, which was great because I got to practice, and not have the sloppiness show up in the final product! Also, I accidentally forgot to take into account the width of the tape holder, so I’ll have to use 1/2 inch tape from now on. The cutter was taken off our old junk dispenser. I used bubinga and maple, and finished it with 4 coats of boiled linseed oil.

-- Marc -- Worcester, MA





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nayo

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#1 posted 131 days ago

nice functional project.
i like it.

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#2 posted 131 days ago

Very nice Marc functional and beautiful to boot.

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leafherder

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#3 posted 131 days ago

Great job! Sometimes doing things the old fashioned way is the best (and the most fun). I like the design on this and have some tree trimmings that might be just the right size and shape to try one for myself. Thanks for posting.

-- Leafherder

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#4 posted 131 days ago

Great job

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Grumpymike

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#5 posted 131 days ago

Nice project well executed.
I am having a problem wrapping my head around photo #5 though … ??

Several years ago (about 1988) Wood magazine did some stamp roll holders that would match your tape machine.

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Bugnurd

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#6 posted 131 days ago

Thanks Grumpymike, and everyone else. To explain the picture (which should be rotated, or else that chisel is defying the laws of gravity!), that is how I added weight to the dispenser so it stays put when you pull a piece off. I glued a couple lengths of steel rod into mortises I chiseled into the outer pieces. Then I glued everything together so the rods are hidden inside the dispenser. I was going to use lead fishing weights, which are banned here in Mass, but couldn’t find my old stash.

-- Marc -- Worcester, MA

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John

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#7 posted 131 days ago

That’s the nicest tape dispenser I’ve ever seen. Its got me thinking of making one for my wife.

-- I measured once, cut twice, and its still too short...

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tamtum

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#8 posted 131 days ago

Great job. Added in my todo list.

-- Alexander , Greece, http://alekosbiki.wordpress.com/

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#9 posted 131 days ago

wow, very cool, love the wood choices, great job

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#10 posted 131 days ago

Great project – I dont remember seeing anyone make one of these beofre. Younjust gave me this year’s Christmas present plan!

Thanks and I hope you don’t mind a little idea poachimg!

Tom

-- cut it twice and it's still too short...

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bit101

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#11 posted 131 days ago

Looks great. Good idea for a first project.

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#12 posted 131 days ago

Definitely on my “to-copy” list. well done!

-- Measure twice, cut once, cut again for good measure.

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#13 posted 131 days ago

Nice. I love everyday things made of wood.

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#14 posted 130 days ago

Very nice! The shape kinda reminds me of a wooden hand plane.

-- Your failures do not take away your possibilities.

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Paul

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#15 posted 130 days ago

3M will have ‘dispenser envy’. I like it.

-- If you say 'It's good enough', it probably isn't.

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