Any tape dispenser ideas?

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Forum topic by kanihoncho posted 03-12-2011 01:33 AM 1873 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-12-2011 01:33 AM

Topic tags/keywords: tape tape dispenser tape rolls hutch dowels

I am planning to design a 4’H x3’W portable hutch for one of my worktables. I plan to attach it temporarily using clamps. The purpose is to house all the stuff that I use daily to be within easy reach.

I am thinking of making a tape dispenser of some sort. My first idea is a one foot long dowel that is removable to add the rolls of tape. I think i would like to do a setup something like a roll of plastic wrap. I could have an edge of some sort that would allow me to cut all the tape rolls.

Anybody done something like this? I’m just getting started with this so I would live to hear any ideas.


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#1 posted 03-12-2011 08:10 PM

Sounds fun. I like stuff like that.

If your shop is, or can be, a dusty place, I’m wondering if the tape segment spanning the roll to the cutter would get contaminated and not stick well. Just a thought.

Also, I see different size IDs on my rolls of tape. How would you accommodate that if it were true for yours? Now I’m asking you to solve my dilemma! : )



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#2 posted 03-12-2011 08:49 PM

You might swipe some ideas from this.
It loads from the top, comes out the bottom. Pull out what you need, tear it off. It uses a hacksaw blade for the cutter.

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#3 posted 03-12-2011 10:58 PM

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#4 posted 03-13-2011 07:09 PM

Great ideas guys. I like the American Woodworker idea and will base my design on that. Thanks again!

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