I needed a tape dispenser for my desk but all that I could afford was a flimsy plastic one so I thought I could make myself one out of wood and so I did. With a few tools and this Intructable you can make your own too with little effort. It will weight enough to be used with one hand yet it will be light to carry from desk to where you need it. It also doubles as a paperweight.

Note: The photos are from an old version of the design; you will be making a simplified version.

Step 1: Materials and Tools

You will need these materials:

Piece of wood at least 22 millimeters thick
Piece of wood about 10 millimeters thick
15 millimeters dowel
5 millimeters dowel
Scroll saw blade with large teeth
Sand paper
Wood Glue
Strong glue suitable to bond wood and metal together
Masking tape
Glue stick
Finish of your liking

And these tools:

Coping saw
15 millimeters drill bit
5 millimeters drill bit
Belt sander (Optional)
<p>what is the life span of this tape dispenser thanks for the answer</p>
Excellent idea!
Great instructable, I have tape in every drawer of the house and no dispenser. <br>Last week I had to wrap many presents and it was a nightmare. <br>After looking at your wood dispenser it realy encouraged me to make one or two. <br>Excellent Ible.
That's nice<br> <br> L<br>

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