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For Tiny Details, Try Clothespin Clamps


When you're gluing miniatures or small pieces of stock, even the smallest conventional clamps often turn out to be too big or exert too much pressure. So if you sometimes feel like Gulliver wrestling with a Lilliputian-size project, head for the grocery store and pick up a bag of wooden clothespins. You can use the clothespins as they are to clamp flat stock. But for things like half-rounds, buttons, and extra-small details, you can custom-shape the ends of the clothespins like the examples shown at top.
—Bill Rohde, Germantown, Tenn.

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