‘Clamping’ With Clay

Check out a cushy way to make glue repairs on small or delicate objects without having to hold them together by hand until the glue dries.

Reader Robert Cramer showed us a cushy way to make glue repairs on small or delicate objects without having to hold them together by hand until the glue dries. Flatten out a ball of Play-Doh modeling compound ($2 for a four-pack), then apply glue to the edges of the object you’re repairing and press the pieces into the clay. The clay will hold the pieces together while the glue dries, and then you can peel it right off.

Here’s another way to clamp a small project using a common workshop tool.

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