The Wood Whisperer: The Magic of Masking Tape


Find magic in the mundane using this humble problem solver.
By Marc Spagnuolo
Pages: 26-27

From the August 2008 issue #170
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One of the most important lessons I’ve learned as a woodworker is to never underestimate the seemingly mundane. I have found great utility in common household materials: old Tupperware, measuring cups, shelf liner, string, Dixie cups and old T-shirts, just to name a few. But here’s a fair warning: Don’t take these items out of the house without permission. Certain family members might not appreciate their favorite coffee grinder being used to pulverize shellac flakes!

One item, however, deserves to be purchased specifically for your shop and stands out as the ultimate multi-tasker – masking tape. Just when I think I have exhausted its list of uses, I come up with another way to incorporate the sticky stuff into my workflow. As a result, I buy this stuff by the case!

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From the August 2008 issue #170
Buy this issue now