I got tired of putting one arm through the center of the roll in order to pull the tape smoothly and I didn’t want to pay $50 to buy a holder that was way too wide for a roll of 12" tape. So I made one based on the metal one on USCutter.com. They have a video which shows how to load the roll onto the holder. The end of the tape goes under the front roller, sticky side down.
I cut three sets of the sides on my GF and glued them together for strength. I cut a 13" wide base from a scrap piece of plywood (with a saw).
I cut 1/2" dowel about 15" long so the pieces would extend past the sides. I cut two pieces of 1/2" PVC pipe (with the saw, NOT with the GF!) slightly shorter than the base, so they would spin around on the dowels. Then I nailed the pieces together using the tiny holes at the bottom of the side pieces. You may want to use screws… I couldn’t find any in my DH’ shop.
I’m using clamps to hold the completed piece onto a table. I don’t have a permanent table that I wanted to nail or screw it onto and I wanted to be able to move it out of the way at my whim.
Just saw a post from Jules that if the file is not zipped Discourse will resize it, so here it is in zipped form! masking tape holder mj.zip (1.4 KB)