How to Make a Jumbo Take Dispenser

Depending on your projects, you probably use a few different types of tape and like the folks over at American Woodworking get fed up with rooting through a dusty drawer to find the right one. So they built a handy dispenser to neatly house them all out of scrap lumber, a dowel, and a hacksaw blade.

This dispenser was made with 3/4″ birch but plywood will work just as well. Almost all regular-size rolls of tape have a 3″ center hole, so the same size filler block will fit most rolls. These filler blocks are made up of 2-3/16″ squares and the corners were rounded slightly for a tighter fit. The axle of the filler block was a basic 3/4″ dowel that fit into the slots cut into the dividers of each tape compartment. A hacksaw blade screwed on the front panel serves as the tape-cutting edge.

Jumbo Tape Dispenser | American Woodworker

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