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Self-adhesive tapes. What is available and some tips on their use.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jul 1983 (v.6#10) pg. 48

A roundup of some of the types of tape that can be used around the house and when, where, and how to use them.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #161 Feb 1975 (v.25#2) pg. 38

Tip: Rejuvenate old masking or electrical tape by heating in a microwave oven.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #279 May-Jun 1987 (v.37#5) pg. 128

Multi-purpose masking tape. Tips on the variety of useful things you can do with masking tape.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #348 May 1994 (v.44#5) pg. 6

Tip: Use PVC pipe cement to keep PVC electrical tape from unwinding.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #9 Jun-Jul 1982 pg. 12

Tips on using masking tape for a variety of tasks.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #85 Dec 1993-Jan 1994 pg. 30
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #100 Feb-Mar 1996 pg. 30

All about adhesive tapes. A guide to selecting the right kind for the job.
HANDY ANDY Jan 1979 (v.3#4) pg. 62

How to remove tape residue from Plexiglas without damage to the plastic.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Feb 1988 (v.10#2) pg. 17

A tape for everything.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #419 Apr 1963 (v.59) pg. 98

New tapes for the handyman. A capsule guide to the tapes, their costs and sources.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #516 May 1971 (v.67) pg. 112

Tip on using "Blu-Tack" as the ultimate double-sided all-weather tape.
MOTORCYCLIST #1120 Aug 1990 pg. 86

Photos illustrate 14 uses of self-adhesive tape in photography.
PHOTO METHODS FOR INDUSTRY Nov 1972 (v.15#11) pg. 40

Some new or unexpected uses for tapes. Includes a look at drywall tape, aluminum tape, fiberglass tape, heating duct tape, pipe joint tape, concrete patch tape, masking tape, sponge tape, etc.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1976 (v.146#4) pg. 102

New uses for tapes.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1964 (v.185#2) pg. 112

Many uses suggested for double-sided tape are suggested.
POPULAR SCIENCE Mar 1971 (v.198#3) pg. 94

Buyer's guide to over 350 sticky tapes. Chart helps select the right pressure-sensitive tape for every application.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jan 1974 (v.204#1) pg. 93

Photos show the proper way to wrap things using electrical tape so that the tape will not buckle and unwrap as it ages.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jul 1975 (v.207#1) pg. 106

Tips on applying tape to tool handles to provide a comfortable non-slip grip.
POPULAR SCIENCE Mar 1976 (v.208#3) pg. 60

A review of self-adhesive tapes.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Oct 1965 (v.36#10) pg. 57

Tip: How to prevent masking tape from sticking when using it to secure various items (such as coiled band saw blades).
WOOD MAGAZINE #20 Dec 1987 (v.4#6) pg. 18

Tip: Use double-faced tape to do a trial assembly of small wooden projects.
WOOD MAGAZINE #23 Jun 1988 (v.5#3) pg. 16

Tip on which double-faced tape to use when band sawing identical wooden parts.
WOOD MAGAZINE #29 Jun 1989 (v.6#3) pg. 12

Three examples for using masking tape for marking and alignment tasks in the workshop.
WOOD MAGAZINE #41 Feb 1991 (v.8#2) pg. 14

Tip on getting double-sided carpet tape to turn loose of wood parts.
WOODSMITH #51 Jun 1987 pg. 23

Pressure-sensitive tape. How to use it and how to remove it.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1970 (v.26#2) pg. 18

Tip: Slip an aluminum tab under the end of a roll of tape to make it easier to "find" the end.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1980 (v.36#2) pg. 9