Tape Dispenser

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Introduction: Tape Dispenser

Make a tape dispenser.

Step 1: Scrap

Brainstorm a rough dispenser shape with different colored scrap wood.

Step 2: Holder

Glue pieces together to create the sides.

Step 3: Base

Cut stock for a base and remove the center to hold weights.

Step 4: Ends

Glue end pieces in place.

Step 5: Weigh

Weigh the holder to make sure it is heavy enough.

Step 6: Drill

Drill holes to accommodate the tape roll pin.

Step 7: Pin

Cut a dowel to fit in the side pieces. Sand everything smooth.

Step 8: Glue

Glue all the pieces in place.

Step 9: Finish

Apply a finishing oil.

Step 10: Weights

Glue the weights to the base.

Step 11: Grip

Glue non-slip material to the bottom of the base.

Step 12: Cutter

Attach a cutter to the piece.

Step 13: Complete

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    7 Comments

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    drewscreen
    drewscreen

    7 months ago

    Nice build and very pretty. I keep seeing people suggest old hacksaw blades for the cutter. I know old hacksaw blades are great for cutting lengths of sandpaper in your makerspace, but if I make a tape dispenser as a gift, I'll probably use a piece of stainless steel steak knife instead, considering that that part is the business end and the one thing that usually gives people the most frustration when it doesn't work well.

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    djpolymath
    djpolymath

    Reply 7 months ago

    Hey there, I originally used a razor for the cutter but was having issues so resorted to the option shown. Probably best to do some testing with different options.

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    mxx
    mxx

    4 years ago

    Very nice, and as you say, excellent use of scrap wood. You've now forced me to add another project to my already too long list.

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    Stish
    Stish

    4 years ago

    Nice idea. This would be a perfect gift. It's marked for future needs :)

    Thx for sharing.

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    MTKapp27
    MTKapp27

    4 years ago

    Hey this is really neat. I would love to try to make this. What type of scrap wood did you use and what was the cutter made from?

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    djpolymath
    djpolymath

    Reply 4 years ago

    Purple heart, Maple and a few unknowns. I snagged a cutter off a broken dispenser. You could maybe use a section of old hacksaw blade or maybe a razor of some kind.