Duck Tape Sheet Maker




there are many cool things one can do with duck tape. i recently wanted to make a duck tape tuxedo for prom. i thought about it a lot and finally came to the conclusion that it will take a lot of work.

To make a tuxedo, and many other things, out of duck tape you need what i call a sheet. a sheet of duck tape is basically two pieces of duck tape with the sticky sides touching.

this is how you mass produce a sheet of duck tape

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Step 1: This Is What You Need!

a surface that you dont care about (ex: TV tray, desk, dinner table)

two cilindrical items (I recomend dowels, but in the instructable i used the bottoms of hangers)

wood or cardboard


hot glue


(not shown) things to cut stuff such as a knife or scalpel

Step 2: Make Walls?

First you got to make what i call walls.
i just glued two pieces of cardboard together. after getting the walls you need to cut little notches in them. i made a note of the length, but make sure you add about an inch for error and such.

Step 3: Make Rods?

you need to get your rods together

just cut the dowels to a desired length or cut the bottom off of hangers (shown)

Step 4: Put Walls on Surface

self explanitory,

duck tape the walls onto your surface. make sure they are parellel and are close enough to keep the rods on

Step 5: Make the Sheet

put a strip of duck tape in between the rods

flip the rods over.

put duck tape on the last strip.

continue untill desired length is obtained

Step 6: Cut It Off

cut it off

make something from it

remember, this was a small prototype. the real one will be much bigger.


This was my first instructable!

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    7 years ago on Step 6



    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    when you get to a certain point, the time taken to make this outweighs the time it would take to do it by hand.


    10 years ago on Introduction

    the absolute best way to make a sheet of duct tape is found in the book Ductigami but this way also works


    10 years ago on Introduction

    Its bad style to run your pieces of tape like this || ||. Instead, make them perpendicular like ++