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  • $#@%* Carpet Tape

    This forum is a great resource if you use it. If I had done a search I would not have tried to use carpet tape last night to stack cut. I had to use a putty knife to seperate 1/4" walnut.

    Does anyone know if mineral spirits will remove carpet tape adhesive?
    Dan

    -Just do'in the best I can every day

  • #2
    Yes they will. So will heat from a hair drier.
    CAЯL HIRD-RUTTEЯ
    "proud member of the best scroll sawing forum on the net."
    Ryobi SC180VS scroll saw EX21

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    • #3
      Back up solvents

      Other solvents options that will also work, Acetone, Lacquer Thinner, Naptha, Toluol ( which is Goof Off), and Xylene.

      Let me add, when using these solvents, the tape must be on "unfinished wood, mica, or some of the other similar hard surfaces."
      Last edited by MacS; 10-17-2006, 09:27 AM.

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      • #4
        its also a very good idea to do this in a well ventilated area other wise
        Daryl S. Walters Psycotic scroller with a DeWalt 788

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        • #5
          Thank you.
          Dan

          -Just do'in the best I can every day

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          • #6
            owler, I used to use carpet tape for stack cutting and broke too many cuttings trying to get them apart. I now use tiny finish nails, I place them in the waste areas and use a piece of railroad rail as an anvil. I pound the nails through the wood to the metal which bends the point over so it won't scratch my saw table. The top of the nails sticking above the wood make nice little handles. When you get near the end of your cutting with nothing left to hold it together just use some masking tape to hold together.
            Mick, - Delta P-20

            A smile is a small curve that straightens everything out.

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            • #7
              its always good to have some acetone lying around. That is great at removing adhesives, it will also help remove caulking in your bathtub, and disolves hot melt glue.
              I also recently discovered that if you pour it into a ground hornet nest, it burns for quite some time, thus eliminating the nest. Of course you want to do this at night.
              Jeff Powell

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              • #8
                Originally posted by workin for wood
                I also recently discovered that if you pour it into a ground hornet nest, it burns for quite some time, thus eliminating the nest. Of course you want to do this at night.
                Jeff, Oh i bet that really hurt your feelings huh?and left a huge emptyness in your life! LOL!
                Dale w/ yella saws

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                • #9
                  I also use small finishing nails in the waste areas. Have a piece of plate steel on my bench which works well to cleat the nails .Tried my 18 gauge pinner once forgot to reduce the prssure and jammed the gun. Don`t do that anymore.
                  Last edited by B Smith; 10-17-2006, 08:19 PM.
                  Smitty
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                  • #10
                    owler use spray glue like if your going to use it to attach your pattern to your wood except do both sides and sandwich it for your stacking and paint thinner will get them unglued or just use tape on all the sides, problem solved.

                    Eric

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                    • #11
                      Owler-

                      I use a hot glue gun. I just "spot weld" in 4 or so places onn the sides. Works well.

                      -Bill
                      -Bill

                      My saw is a DeWalt788 Measure twice; cut once; count fingers after cut

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                      • #12
                        I use either a brad nailer or a drop of CA glue in each corner. Go easy on the CA or you'll glue all the wood together. I don't really care for the brad nailer since the brads can scratch the saw table if they go all the way through.
                        Fred


                        There's a fine line between woodworking and insanity, I'm just not sure which side of the line I'm on!

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                        • #13
                          Carpet tape removal tip.

                          Well I am back from the woodshow.
                          All I bought was a nail gun and 12 metal scrollsaw blades.

                          I di get the tip of a lifetime though and I want to pass it on.
                          Wayne Sutter from Woodline USA makes wooden gear clocks with a pin router. He tapes the template to the wood with carpet tape.
                          To release the tape 30 seconds in a microwave.
                          Then just remove the residual glue with acetone.

                          I haven't tried it yet but it sounds so simple it should work.


                          Thanks Wayne!


                          Carl
                          CAЯL HIRD-RUTTEЯ
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