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    double sticky tape?

    I have never used double-sided sticky tape for turning. May start as a wood saving measure. The question is: is the stuff sold by our wood working/turning supply catalog companies better/stronger than ordinary carpet tape? I can buy the carpet stuff locally and reasonably. The catalog stuff is a bit more expensive and involves shipping charges.
    What say the jury?

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    I have used both and the "Turning Tape", when applied correctly, ie - after applying and attaching both pieces of wood together, clamp tightly for a while, is the best by far. The tape is "Pressure sensitivity" and this clamping is necessary for it to hold well.

    Bruce
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    "The great thing about turning is that all you have to do is remove what's not needed and you have something beautiful. Nature does the hard part!"

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    I found by watching some of the professionals they said they use "Carpet tape"
    cause it's cheaper & has better holding force. I tried it & it worked great. I haven't tried any of the turning tape though cause it was $16 for 1 roll of 1" & the carpet tape was about half the price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Beland View Post
    I found by watching some of the professionals they said they use "Carpet tape"
    cause it's cheaper & has better holding force. I tried it & it worked great. I haven't tried any of the turning tape though cause it was $16 for 1 roll of 1" & the carpet tape was about half the price.
    Oops! Now, we have a debate going.
    Great!
    Actually, I would appreciate more input before I have to spend my own money answering this question.

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    Frank,
    This is the type I was going to use.

    http://www.woodcraft.com/family.aspx?familyid=390

    I can';t find it on the borgs web site but it was a similar type for $6 a roll same size & footage.

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    Frank when I use double sided tape which isn't very often I use carpet tape. I have never used the tape they sell at woodturners stores as it is just way to expensive.
    Bernie W.

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    I've never used D.S. tape for turning, but I have used it for attaching templates to a work piece for routering or shaping. The tape I used was carpet tape, only because I have had a roll here for years and I hate to waste it. I gotta' say that getting the two pieces apart after shaping was a bear of a job, and I can see how it would work well for turning. The only thing I didn't like about it was the little cloth strands that stayed on one piece that had to be pulled off one at a time.

    cheers eh?

    John

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    In the Trent Bosch demo he used carpet tape.
    "Small Change got rained on with his own 38"

    Tom Waits

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    OK, looks like carpet tape is the way to go. Considering I'm on an 'off' cycle with my 'on again, off again' love/hate affair with bowl gouges, I'll experiment on a funneled bowl I started some time ago.

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    I just used ACE brand DST from ACE Hardware. The bowl was 6" at the base & somewhere between 6" & 7" finished at its largest point. I don't think I would go much larger unless it was more of a flat shallow light weight turning.
    "Forget the flat stuff slap something on the spinny thing and lets go, we're burning daylight" Bart Leetch
    "If it ain't round you may be a knuckle dragger""Turners drag their nuckles too, they just do it at a higher RPM"Bart

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