Tape Tap

by GearsOfWow, published

Tape Tap by GearsOfWow Mar 13, 2013

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Unless you own a fancy tape dispenser; you only have two options with tape. Either fold the end over and discard that piece when you need a new length. Or you can orbit the tape repeatedly, using eyes and fingernails to locate and pry up the tape end. I give you option three, the Tape Tap. Adhere the tape end to this tap and save yourself some trouble.


  1. Use SketchUp to push/pull to your desired tape width. Ideally the tape tap will be a little bit wider than the tape you are tapping.

  2. Print and clean.

  3. Tap your tape. Lay the roll on it's side with the thumb handle facing up.

  4. Do something incredible with the 5 to 10 seconds you save, next time you use the tape. Might I suggest Microfiction.

Post Print Note - No issues printing, it was fast and flat. I really like the look of this original model.

Happy Printing ~ GearsOfWow

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Don't forget the part where you carefully unroll the tape trying to get it to stop tearing.
Great idea!