Shop Tip #128
© Frank Ford 2005; Photo by FF
Here's a little trick I've used forever to tie up packages of sensitive items I don't want to contaminate with the sticky tape adhesives. It works with any kind of tape, and I'll even use the fiber strapping tape for heavy loads. I just wind a loop over the item, in this case a nice stack of figured Honduras mahogany, with the sticky side of the tape facing out. Then, I simply run the tape back over on itself to seal both sticky sides together:

That way I get a nice tight fitting strap that won't leave a lasting impression.