Double-Face Tape Substitute

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Double face tape has many applications in a woodworking shop. It can be used to hold pieces together for tracing or cutting, and is durable enough to hold up to machining operations. With as versatile as this product is, it becomes essential to have in the shop. But what if we find ourselves in a situation where we need a strip or two of double face tape and we are completely out? Is it time to call it quits and wait until the hardware store is open? Not at all!

If you find yourselves in this delicate predicament where you are out of double face tape, all it takes is a little creative engineering and you will be able to complete your project without interruption. All you have to do is employ a technique that George will share with you, using a couple products that you probably already have in your shop.

To engineer a work-around for situations where you need some double face tape but do not have any on hand, what you can do is:

Apply single face tape. Cover both your template and work piece with regular tape, being careful to have no overlap. A single layer will ensure a nice gap-free contact between the template and work piece.

Apply glue. Using the type of glue that George recommends, place an appropriate amount on one of the surfaces.

Stick the pieces together. Using adequate hand pressure, hold the pieces together until the glue bond has formed. Do not release too soon or you will have to re-apply glue and start over.

After the pieces are firmly attached, make your cuts, then pull the pieces apart as you normally would with double face tape. And if you found this to be helpful, come on back for more workshop tips.