Homemade Multi Tape Dispenser

today we're going to make this tape dispenser and I've kept these taping drawers for years and years and years and you know it gets banged up on the edges and if it's you know cheap masking tape like this right here as you try to pull it in its dinged on the side and rip and you got to try to pick it off the Roll you're always trying to find the end and get it loose and so anyway I just thought be nice to make a tape dispenser that where I could just kind of keep it all out here and we'll see you know if I like it overtime or not but let me put you in here close and I can show you kind of how it's made and then we'll get into how it was built okay so it's got the dividers in here and they're grouped up with a router and each one of them has a spindle in there that is just a block of wood with a pin through it and then the front edge has a piece of bandsaw blade on it that X is the part you know rip to rip the tape off so all right let's get started we're going to use some old cabinet doors that my son gave me and when he remodeled his kitchen and so I need rip this molding off the side that's first I'm going to do okay we got to decide what size to make this thing so this is the this is the new rotate and it is five inches so I'm going to say that the biggest roll I would probably ever have would be six inches which I'll probably never even have on it big so we're going to say six inches I do terrible sketches so we're going to say the bottom it's going to be six inches from front to back because they're going to sit in there like that so from front from front to back it's going to be six inches and then the height on it we're going to do it like a regular tape dispenser so you're going to pull this and it's going to come out over the front so that needs to be I'm thinking halfway up the roll so if it's for doing six inches then we're going to say halfway up a roll is three inches so well maybe we ought to do this really more like right in the center of this roll which is two and a half so all right so the front needs to be two and a half so we're going to mark that down front two and a half tall so that's from here to here so really I need to be three because we want the room underneath you know so if we're not to drag so we're going to make that three three inches tall six inches back to back and then I guess really the front and the back could be the same if we make the bottom to sit on the inside and the walls sit down to the you know if the walls sit all the way down to the tabletop and then the the bottom fits up in there then the side walls actually have to be three-quarters more than that to account for that thickness on the bottom so all right so the side walls are going to be three and three quarters and the bottom is going to be six inches by now whatever lengths we got alright let's test more alright so we'll set our foods to six inches we'll cut that bottom piece first because it's our biggest piece so what kind of fur okay so here's what we guys for its our bottom they would cut out and here's our front here's our back and now I kind of laid these in here and because they're going to have a three-quarter inch board between them to divide them and also hold the spindle that they're going to turn on so that's one two three four five six rolls so we're going to need one board on the end and one on each in so that's two of those and then the dividers are going to be they're going to fit inside the in pieces we'll go all the way across well you know they wouldn't maybe I'll just make them all the same you know push it in a little bit but that way the front will look better so that that's what I'll do all right so I'm just make them all the same so it's going to be one two three four five six seven another one on the end is eight and then I can probably get maybe two more rolls in here sometime is nineteen okay so I need ten pieces that are they're gonna be six inches deep so let's say we're going to do something like that so it's going to be six there and this parts going to be three five yeah three inches and then I wanted to come up a little higher because I'm afraid if I if I cut the spindle sides and just drop this down in there and it's the spindle on it he's just just barely down in there I think it'll jump out when you go try to pull the tape so I want the I want the slot that they drop in to do to be probably a good inch deeper so let's say we want these to be three at least four inches tall all right so we need to cut four inches and then we'll start whacking it off into six inch pieces all right let me find someone okay I got all these ribs to round up megafauna net because my board was wide enough so now I'm going to come off at six inch pieces I should be able to get three out of each one a believer make sure yeah just fair Oh okay so I want the tape roll of tape to be as far back in the dispenser as I can because I want you to be able to stick your finger into the front and pick up the tape so I'm going to the biggest roll of guts two and a half and sprained these so I'm going to come on I mean it's five inches so I'm going to come half that distance which is two and a half up and that's going to be the center line for our spindles that are going to hold it and then I want that spindles probably going to be like half-inch so I want a good quarter of an inch on each side of that probably yeah that should work okay so that means that this top part is going to need to be an inch wide I'm just trying to figure out what the chamfers are going to look like okay now the back wall is three inches so the back one can go from three inches all the way up to the front of that but the front one I want the front one to actually be below the lip the front lip so that you can stick your finger in there and grab the edge of the tape so let's say I mean if I was going to reach in there I'm just going to reach in there I might want a good 3/4 of an inch so I'm going to let the front two and a quarter okay so then if I connect those two lines all right so we get something that sort of looks like that all right now let's get the miter saw set up we'll cut these okay I had a second thought I've got to wrap this out to hold the roll and I'm thinking that I'm probably better off to wrap this groove while I've still got this wood on here to give me extra stability you know the extra edge of the board to guide this thing all right so let me get the router set up all right I've got my ancient old craftsman router table set up and I'm just going to use this piece of plywood as a fence and I've got a mark I put right there that's where the center line of our spindle is going to go and I'm going to line that right up on the middle of the router bit and then just put this fence across it okay so now I have butted up my part that I'm going to route right up against the drill bit and I want that groove to be an inch and a half so I marked me a line an inch and a half on my fence I'm going to put this right here as a stop and I'll get this clamped on I want this to be pretty accurate because I want I'm going to then have to flip these over and run them this way up against the stop and so I want to make sure that my grooves are the same so when my tape won't sit in there sideways alright so that is an inch and a half okay also I decided to make this spindle we talked about it being a half inch I decided to make a quarter inch because I've got some quarter inch steel rod and I think I'm just going to use that I was planning on using like half inch dowels but the steel rod I think we have a lot easier that's what we'll do all right here we go you all right that's got that side done all right over here we're going to do the same thing on this side you all right we're getting ready cut these on the miter saw the first cuts 54 degrees and I've got my sauce set to 54 degrees and I've just got me a pencil line right here so I'm just going to run them up to and chop them off you you okay the next angle is 37 degrees and I got it do them do it the same way I got a mark here and I'm just going to chop them off you okay the next thing we got to do is figure out the spindles to roll these so I did get out the old high school geometry and this is a three inch circle so I wanted to know what size square would fit in there so it's you know the old a squared plus B squared equals C squared triangle so this has got to be three inches then this and this is actually two and a half inches to an 1/8 inch and that fits right in there as you can see if it's it's in there perfectly and then what we'll do is we'll just make a hole we'll figure out the center of that drill a hole let it put pin in there and then that will be what our tape will roll on okay all right so we've got to get a bunch of these cut up what I'm going to do is this is 3/4 and I'm going to use 3/4 for the smallest tape I've got some it's half-inch and some is one inch and a 3/4 inch one will do all of those and then for the one that stuff it's 2 inches I'll just put two of them together and it will be inch and a half and that'll be I think that'll be enough to yeah stabilize it so it will spin pretty good so all right that's what we're going to do alright now I'm going to go ahead and glue these two together then once I get once it gets glued then I'll chop them off the length that way I won't hit the line so much stuff up when I glue them you know when they're drained all right we'll set that as imma let it dry okay so I'm starting to kind of figure out how to put this thing together and looks like I need to do is give all of these pieces take it with some sandpaper you okay got our parks cut I've got them sort of sanded and I'm going to start nailing it all again you okay it's got it all glued and nailed together I'm gonna set that aside to let it dry and next we need to start marking these out to get the holes drill down to put the pin in it that's going to ride on all right I'm just going to mark the diagonal on these okay I've got a quarter-inch drill bit in the check and make sure that the table is squared up to the bit and let's get these drilled you okay we're getting there got our blocks drilled out and now we got to cut the pins and I've cut I've actually got them cut I cut one pin on the bandsaw and make sure that it fit a little tight here so I made the next one a little smaller and then all the rest of them are the same size and then these all three are different size so this is that's the smallest one than that one that's that's the largest one so all right so the next thing we're going to do is put the pins into these which are just a little just a little bit tight okay and then we've got to put an edge on here to use to cut the tape and I think what I'm going to use is a old bandsaw blade the tricky part was really tight the tricky part is going to be getting holes in it go down through here now if you didn't have an old fan saw blade because this is a half inch bandsaw blade it's pretty wide so I think I'll be able to get holes in it to put it in but if you didn't have one of those you can always use like a hacksaw blade will probably work really well and it's already got holes in it but maybe what I wanted to do we will see how successful we are because you know bandsaw blades really is really hard steel so what I'm thinking I'm going to do is heat it up with a torch and while it's red-hot drive a punch because I don't think I can grow trying to kind of get him in the middle very straight okay let's go safe we get that bandsaw blade then okay we've been moved into the metal shop and I've got a bandsaw blade in the vise and I'm going to try cutting it by hitting it with this chisel I like that part of it okay that worked this we need I'm gonna sitting over here okay so I'm gonna make this second cut we got another the length we need okay here's the here's the band we cut and I've now got got it marked where I wanted to put holes but I can't drill this stuff it's too hard course and I tried heating up this end and hitting it with a punch and it almost punched it out but it deformed the metal and also I beat it back flat I tried drilling it after I had heated it you know trying to anneal it but the stuff doesn't anneal so any what I'm going to do is to put a little screw here with a washer between each board and screw it down and I think that will probably hold it so all right so get out the drill and we're going to drill a bunch of pilot holes alright now I'm going to take a little washer and screw and put it in each one of these holes you okay you know I think that's gonna stay on there pretty good okay so let's load up right here I get a little there and let's load up some take you working okay so there it is there tape dispenser alright thank you for watching

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