Find a carpet supply business in your area not a carpet store but a place that
carpet layers get their supplys from. You can get double sided tape pretty
cheap there. I went to Wood Craft & they wanted something like $14.00 a roll.
Got the same size roll at the carpet supply house for $5.95.
Same with beeswax. Woodcraft charges about 22 bucks a pound, plus shipping.
Find a local beekeeper (farmer's market, selling local honey, they'll either
keep bees or know someone who does). My FIL and BIL both charge about 2-3 bucks
"If a politician found he had cannibals among his constituents, he would
promise them missionaries for dinner." H. L. Mencken
There is a local business, Hood's, that deals in 'surplus' materials and
closeout building materials. They have at least two types of carpet tape,
the thin kind and another that has a thick, black center that really sticks.
IIRC they sell their rolls for about 59 cents a roll. They have one aisle
that has every kind of tape imaginable.
LOL! I used to go there occasionally when I lived in MO. Sometimes you can
find good deals on some halfway-decent stuff (like the carpet tape Larry
mentioned), but usually the only thing it's good for is a good laugh.
Heck, that was probably fodder for bringing in new inventory from other
businesses who got flooded out.
To reply, change the chemical designation to its common name.
I use the fabric backed double sided tape. The backing looks like a mesh
arrangement. It's never let me down and I put a lot of stress on it. I've
found that the paper backed double sided tape about useless.
I usually get it at Ace hardware or Lowes.
One caution though. Don't use a huge amount of the stuff or you may not be
able to get things apart without causing damage to the parts. Small squares
place strategically work well along with leaving a fairly large length
untaped to give you a starting point of getting things apart.
The best and strongest double back tape I have found is "Permacel P50" . I
have been using it for about 10 years and have never had a router jig move
on me. It is very strong so you need to learn how much to use. I also use it
to hold the wood facing on my bench vices. I have to pry them off with a
screw driver to change them. In fact this tape is so strong most times the
wood breaks before the tape releases off the vice face. I have never had
much luck with the cheap hardware store carpet tapes.
Here is a link to where you can purchase some P50 tape.
What are you using it for? I used to use the carpet-style for securing the
offcuts when compound cutting on the bandsaw. I got a hot glue gun, which I
think is far superior to the double-stick tape for this application.
Well, essentially I'm a newbie, building out a shop and catching up on 20
years I could have been learning and building things because was a road
One of the things I want to do is make my own zero tolerance throat plates
for my table saw. Hot glue? I never thought of that. I have hot glue gun.
Do you think it would work for making the throat plate (template routing
using the factory throat plate as a guide).
From one road warrior to another.
Use the factory plate to make a master plate from 1/4" hardboard.
Use the master template to make copies from scrap Lexan, etc, available from
plastic distributors "rem" bins.
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