Lots of woodworkers use spray adhesive for attaching paper templates to wood. The stuff works, but I’ve always found it a pain to remove the template after the cut is complete, especially for small or intricate parts. And the adhesive leaves a nasty residue on the wood.

Here’s my solution: First, use packing tape to cover the area where the template will be placed. Now spray the template with adhesive and attach it to the workpiece on top of the tape.

When you are done with the cut, peel up the tape along with the paper template. Simple and clean. , ,
March 17, 2011