- [Narrator] The Wood Whisperer is sponsored by Titebondand Powermatic.
- I've been using double-sided tape for years now,any time I wanna put a template onto a workpiecefor a flush trimming operation.
And it works okay, it's just kind ofa pain in the butt to use, it's super sticky,tends to leave a residue on the surface,but it's the only way that I've known to do it.
Until a couple of years ago, when I saw a videoby the guys at Crimson guitars.
And they are using blue tape and CA glueto serve the same purpose and results are cleaner,you don't have any residue,and it's using stuff you already have in the shop.
So let me show you the difference between the two processesand you can make a decision for yourselfwhich one is better.
With double-stick tape, I usually cut a couple of piecesoff the roll and stick them down to the workpiece.
The stuff is pressure sensitive,so the more you rub it into the surface,the better it sticks.
If you have a little bit of fingernail available,it's not too difficult to peel off the backing,though this is something that's incredibly frustratingon some brands that are out there.
The backing is impossible to remove.
The template is then attached,and pressure is applied to make the connection.
When you're done routing, pop off the template,and peel off the tape.
Lots of times the tape will leave a residue on the surface.
We have that here, but we've also pulled up some fibers.
And that's not ideal.
Thankfully, the damage is just on the template.
Now let's look at the blue tape, CA glue method.
The only trick here is making sure that you apply the tapein the same position on both pieces.
We want the glue to stay on the tapeand never touch the wood.
I put a few dabs on one side and some acceleratoron the other side.
After applying pressure for a few seconds,the pieces are bonded.
Double-stick tape is definitely a more aggressive hold,but in many cases, it's far more aggressivethan we actually need.
So with the CA glue method,it's easier to separate the pieces, and when we do,we can pull up the blue tapeand there's no residue or damage on the surface.
Now, every time I show this technique,it seems like people are seeing it for the first time.
So that's the reason for doing this video,even though someone else already clearly covered this topic,and I'm not really trying to change your mind on this,if you use carpet tape, or some double-stick tapethat just works well for you,go ahead and keep using it.
But if you've been looking for a better option,something that doesn't tear out the fibers of the woodor leave a residue,this is really something to consider.
Especially considering you probably have this stuffsitting around in the shop anyway at all times.
So, check it out if you're interested in it,it's great technique that works for me,and I don't buy double-stick tape anymore.