Geometric GLUE Tool Jig

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Thank you to Unique Master Models (UMM) for generously providing an excellent tool for “field testing.” Thank you as well to the IPMS Reviewer Corps for letting me be an evaluator.

The gluing is a two-part aluminum block with 90-degree intersections. The two parts are screwed together with two flat-head machine screws on the smaller end. The whole unit is about 2 ¼ by 1 3/16 inches.

There are many uses for the jig. I used a simple frame assembly example to show how a complex joint could be quickly glued. Three parts were placed on the jig and one application of CA glue secured the assembly in one step. The first attempt was a failure, since glue was applied a little too heavily, with the assembly being firmly attached to the jig! But a light application of thicker CA worked well. I suggest waxing the interior jig surface a bit to reduce glue adhesion.

The jig can also be used for set up work, bending metals to 90 degree angle, and so on. I did use the jig to prop up the tail of a model while I was applying decals. My example had surfaces that were not quite flush on the backside between the two parts, so a little bit of caution will be required in using the jig as a set-up block.

This is a handy tool for the bench. I recommend it.

Thank you again to UMM and the IMPS Reviewer Corps!


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