Wooden Laser cut Tape Dispenser

I wanted a clean looking tape dispenser, so I thought I'd have a try making one. I laser cut the wood at Techshop.

http://techshop.ws/

Step 1: Cut and Stain

Wooden Laser cut Tape Dispenser
Wooden Laser cut Tape Dispenser
Wooden Laser cut Tape Dispenser
Wooden Laser cut Tape Dispenser

I designed the files in CAD first, then exported a DXF file to cut in Corel Draw.

The pieces were cut using an Epilog Laser cutter.

I stained the wood to give it some color.

Wooden Laser cut Tape Dispenser
tape dispenser.stp175 KB
Wooden Laser cut Tape Dispenser
tape dispenser small plywood finger.cdr21 KB

Step 2: Frame

Wooden Laser cut Tape Dispenser
Wooden Laser cut Tape Dispenser
Wooden Laser cut Tape Dispenser
Wooden Laser cut Tape Dispenser
Wooden Laser cut Tape Dispenser
Wooden Laser cut Tape Dispenser
Wooden Laser cut Tape Dispenser
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Once the pieces were dried and ready, I glued the frame together.

The wood glue has a good amount of time before it sets. Once all the frame was glued, I used the base to position it flush on the edges and let dry. Once it was dry, I glued the base on.

Step 3: Spindle

Wooden Laser cut Tape Dispenser
Wooden Laser cut Tape Dispenser
Wooden Laser cut Tape Dispenser
Wooden Laser cut Tape Dispenser
Wooden Laser cut Tape Dispenser

I cut out 4 circular pieces and glued them together. I had fun with the design on the spindle!

I cut a piece of dowel and glued that to the pieces.

Last was the metal piece to act as the tape cutter. I cut this out from an old foil enclosure. I ripped that out and cut it to size. Glue it on!

Load up your tape and your ready to go!

So, I was focused a bit too much on the clean look of the tape dispenser. I realized after that I needed space for your finger to pick up the tape. Next revision, I'll probably put a dip on one side to allow your finger to go under the tape.

 
 

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