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08-29-2009 01:58 PM

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In your opinion what is the best DFT to use for sticking two pieces of wood for routing purposes and easy removal? Is there something out there that will work over and over?
Thanks for your comments!

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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#1 posted 08-29-2009 02:13 PM

spanky ,
hot glue .
photo mount spray .
tesa double tape .

don’t even try the carpet tape ,
it’s way thin and messy to work with .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 08-29-2009 02:25 PM

i tried it once , and it got tangled in itself , so no more .
if the boards mate well , i suppose it works fine .
i do like the tesa cloth tape , even for mounting temp jigs to my bandsaw .
the photo mount works , but you do have to spray more area ,
to get enough surface contact, then clean it with mineral spirits .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 08-29-2009 02:25 PM

Spanky, I use double side tape a lot. I buy my tape at golf supply outlets. I use this most often when templet routing. The tape is usually thinner than carpet tape, but has excellent holding power and because the width is thinner, it isn’t as hard to separate as carpet tape can be. pkennedy

-- P Kennedy Crossville, TN

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#4 posted 08-29-2009 02:49 PM

I also use carpet tape. Just don’t use too much. It’s surprising how well it works with so little.

-- I don't make mistakes, only design

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#5 posted 08-29-2009 02:56 PM

I usually use double sided “wood turner’s” tape. It is not as wide as carpet tape. It sticks very well, the only word of caution is to be sure that you have a good place to pry your parts apart w/o damaging the one you need.

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#6 posted 08-29-2009 03:25 PM

I use carpet tape for “short run” projects.

If it is going to be multiple runs I make a jig using toggle clamps if possible.

-- Joe

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#7 posted 08-29-2009 03:26 PM

Rockler sells a “turners” tape that I use, but like Longhairs says – plan on how to pry apart before hand. Best thing about this stuff is that it has never attacked the wood for me yet and tore grain out.

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#8 posted 08-29-2009 03:31 PM

I also use turners tape from Woodcraft. Holds tight enough for roughing bowl blanks and template routing, but releases easy with a little angled prying. Leaves no residue at all.

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#9 posted 08-29-2009 03:34 PM

Im with Dan. It’s the greatest invention since sliced bread.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#10 posted 08-29-2009 04:29 PM

I use carpet tape. It’s messy. Guess I’ll try turners tape next.

-- Praki, Aspiring Woodworker

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#11 posted 08-29-2009 05:43 PM

Carpet tape. Cheaper than the “specialized” stuff. Just use small pcs. to get the job done.


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#12 posted 08-30-2009 12:14 PM

I do inlays all the time on a CNC machine and use 3M9576 double sided tape. I believe it’s the ultimate tape for holding things down and easy removal. The adhesive leaves NO residue and rolls off easily with your thumb after things are pried apart. I use 3/32 balsa as a pad to mount the inlay material to the holder board, cut through the balsa with a sharp putty knive or saw through the balsa with a hacksaw blade if the inlays are tiny. I get mine form drillspotccom. It’s half the cost of turner’s tape and generally outperforms it. Carpet tape adhesive fills up my cutters so badly they smoke and evenutally break.

-- M1911BLDR

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#13 posted 09-01-2009 03:20 PM

double sided foam tape…3M I think. From the hardware store. holds well and comes off easy.

-- "Hey, you dang woodchucks! Quit chuckin' my wood!"

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#14 posted 09-04-2009 02:04 PM

Can’t remember what brand carpet tape I use, and won’t be in the shop for 10 days (vacation) but I can say, all carpet tape isn’t the same!

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#15 posted 09-04-2009 05:38 PM

Unibond No More Nails is good stuff if you want a strong bond, and a peel that leaves no residue. It’s about 1mm thick and flexible, so it’ll handle surface imprefections.

Don’t know if it’s sold in the US, but here’s a Canadian source:

-- Late awakener....

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