I also use 3M spray adhesive. In the double stick tape department, carpet tape is OK if you do not require precision. Tape with that thick gooey backing is great for roughing out shapes and so forth. If I need tape that will keep pieces tightly aligned, use turner's tape. Many places sell carpet tape at turner's tape prices, don't pay it.
Good, thin, strong tape runs about $10 for 1" x 75'. Unfortunately I have gotten good and bad (that I returned) from Rockler, Woodcraft and Lee Valley. Seems they all stock what I consider to be the "wrong stuff" now and again. Skill can compensate for the lack of strength or stability but, I am still more trusting of an iron grip
Last edited by glenn bradley; 09-05-2011 at 07:52 PM.
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