Clamping Your Small Parts

When gluing a small odd-shaped part, it’s often a challenge to figure out how best to clamp it. Sometimes there’s no easy way for the clamp to hold the part until the glue is dry. Next time you’re faced with such a problem, consider using a bit of non-drying modeling clay. A little creative clay shaping will often secure the part exactly where you want it. When the glue dries, simply peel off the clay. Non-drying modeling clay is sold at most art supply and craft stores.

-C.M. Wegner, Minneapolis, Minnesota

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