Tuesday, June 26, 2012


   How many of us have different types and kinds of tapes laying around?   How many times can you find them when you need them?   Anyone?  Anyone?   I know there have been time I would be looking for a certain tape and can't find it!  Well stay tuned, because I have found a way to keep all of those different kinds and types of tapes together in one easy to use container!  Be it duct tape, masking tape (of many different sizes and colors), electrical tape, packaging tape or just your ordinary scotch tape.

Jumbo Tape Dispenser

Jumbo Tape Dispenser

   I have five or six different kinds of tape in my shop, and last weekend I got fed up with rooting through a drawer to find the one I wanted. To solve the problem, I built this tape dispenser that holds a variety of tape widths and types.
   I made my dispenser from scraps of 3/4-in. birch lumber but plywood will work. Almost all regular-size rolls of tape have a 3-in. center hole, so the same size filler block will work for most rolls.
   I made my filler blocks 2-3/16-in. square and rounded the corners until I got a tight fit inside the roll. The axle was simply a 3/4-in. dowel. The axle fits into a slot in the dividers. I cut the slots on my router table using a 3/4-in.-dia. straight bit. They are 1/4-in. deep and 1-1/2-in. long.
   A hacksaw blade on the front panel serves as the tape-cutting edge. If you need a roll closer to your project, just lift it out and take it with you.

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