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    Double Sided Tape

    I bought a couple rolls of double sided tape from HF to use on router templates. It sticks great and works fine, but it is a mess to cut, it sticks to the scissors and leaves a residue on them. I spend more time cleaning the scissors than routing, any one else have this problem?
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    I gave up on scissors for that, now I use a sharp craft knife or a retractable utility knife. Works great If you use a backer board when cutting...

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    That type of tape is pretty gummy for woodworking. Turner's tape is more money but less hassle.
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    It sure does gum up the scissors Dan. I wipe them with Mineral Spirits after cutting. I think I might follow Bill's route, but horizontal space is always hard to find.



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    I've used wax paper in the past. Pull what you want off the roll onto the wax paper. After you've cut it off you can handle it a little easier with a second "paper backing" Made my tape a little more manageable. I don't remember what brand it was but it was a pain to work with.
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    I usually use carpet tape & a utility knife with a backer board.

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    I use a bar of soap or parafin wax in a pinch. Just rub the scissors every couple of cuts and there will be a clean cutter when you are finished.

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    I learned early on that turner's tape outperforms carpet tape but the thing that stymied me was how to remove the backing after I had applied the tape to one surface. Trying to pick at an end proved fruitless. A little experimentation showed that if you score the backing for about 1/2 inch from the edge about 1/2 inch in from one end then you can peel it back and then pull the whole backing loose.

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    Good tip Larry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Townend View Post
    Good tip Larry.
    Gee your first post is a tip, that may be a record.
    Thread-jack: Yeah, maybe we oughta ask the admins to check that out. Most first posts are intros / questions. I wonder how many first posts have been tips? Larry may be the harbinger of a brave new world. . . . OK, too much coffee, back to the shop.
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