Figuring out how to hold small parts together while gluing can give your imagination a workout, but if you had this magnetic gluing jig from Micro-Mark, you’d no longer have to dream up wacky jigs to connect those small pieces.
This jig lets you quickly assemble and glue model parts, small frames, or whatever fits in the 10-1/4″ square metal pan. The 7/8″ tall sides of the 21ga steel pan are bent at a 90˚ angle to the base. Eight magnetic holding plates are included to hold pieces in place against the metal pan while the glue dries.
Although it’s a neat idea, you must be paying for the novelty factor because the metal pan and set of eight magnetic plates runs $35. If the inflated cost for eight extra magnetic plates is $12, you’re paying at least $23 for a piece of 21ga steel with a few bends. For that cost it would almost be worth picking up a cheap Harbor Freight brake and making one yourself.
Magnetic Gluing Jig [Micro-Mark]