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07-25-2016 09:00 PM

I was wondering what others use for sticking router templates to the project. I picked up some double sided carpet tape but it’s thick and not completely steady.

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#1 posted 07-25-2016 09:03 PM

I’ve used Lepage’s (I think that is the brand) spray glue and it seems to hold okay.

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#2 posted 07-25-2016 09:11 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ub6PsY4cgwg

I saw this trick with masking tape and super glue. Interesting to say the least.

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#3 posted 07-25-2016 09:28 PM

I went to Home Depot and told them I wanted 2 sided carpet tape. I was told that they had several grades, so I bought the stickiest tape they had. I have to be careful not to use too much. That stuff has some serious grip.

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#4 posted 07-25-2016 09:34 PM

Kirk, I’ve done that too, but it seems that it’s never extremely stable for some of the crazier patterns.

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#5 posted 07-25-2016 09:40 PM

I use tape from CRL.
You have to be careful not to use too much or it’s hard to get the template off.
Your pieces won’t move while your routing. It’s better/easier to use than carpet tape.

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#6 posted 07-26-2016 02:24 AM

I use Surtape from Lowes. It comes in a blue and white box. It is thin and holds extremely well.

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#7 posted 07-26-2016 03:31 AM

I use Shurtape from Lowes as well. They used to sell a version that released very cleanly. The indoor / outdoor carpet tape they sell now is a bit gummy, but holds quite firmly. I find that using a few pieces 1-2” long holds well and releases easier than long strips.

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#8 posted 07-26-2016 04:01 AM

Thanks guys I’m going to remember these. I’ve looked for a good brand and haven’t found anything where I live.

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#9 posted 07-26-2016 05:01 AM

Double-sided masking tape is my favorite. I buy it because it doesn’t gum up cutters when it’s in the cutting path of a machine.

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#10 posted 08-01-2016 06:46 AM

I use what I would call double-sided masking tape as well. That’s what it looks like at least. I got it at Woodcraft. They call it turner’s tape at my store.

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#11 posted 08-01-2016 07:49 AM

if you would like what us turners use and really holds with just a few pieces try this and really just a few pieces is good or you will not get the piece separated

https://www.woodturnerscatalog.com/p/85/5833/Permacel-Double-Sided-Tape?term=double+sided+tape

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PhillipRCW

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#12 posted 08-01-2016 01:25 PM

I used the masking tape and super glue trick this weekend. It worked surprisingly better than anything I have used before. I definitely want to try the turners tape next just to try something different.

-- Phillip- Measure twice, cut onc.... Hey look, it's rustic.

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