Triangle gluing jig

I found myself needing to glue a boatload of equilateral triangles. They are made of long skinny double-layer thick Draftboard, for a total of 1/2” thick. I tried holding them together by hand but that just wasn’t cutting it. So I whipped up a gluing jig in Illustrator and it’s doing the job pretty well.

Made from 1/4” Draftboard and 1/8” Draftboard. The thicker piece is smaller and is sandwiched between two 1/8” pieces, to create a channel for the long rubber band.

If you’d like to make one for yourself, here’s the file; cut the blue lines out of 1/4” and the black lines out of 1/8”. And of course you will need an appropriately sized rubber band.

Triangle gluing jig.svg

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The real question is, how many times did you snap the rubber band against your hand getting it on there? Just me? Ok then :stuck_out_tongue:

That’s really cool. I always regret not making gluing jigs when I’m stuck holding something for way too long! Good on you for DOING it :slight_smile:

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You may need to laser on some text to the fact that while using the gluing jig, the user should avoid applying the glue in his/her hair. Safety first! Litigation last! :nerd_face:

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Yeah, well I’ve got 14 of these things to do and a complete lack of patience. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

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thanks! I’ll bet I need it in a few days and I’ll be so glad you shared.

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LOVE a good practical cut project. I attempt to be a small time woodworker and it never dawned on me to cut something similar to help with glue-ups. Great job and thanks for the inspiration!

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That’s pretty crafty girl, but we knew you were clever. :sunglasses:

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Hmmm… Now I am thinking variations of this for my cubes. Thanks for the inspiration!

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Brilliant!

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Excellent solution and problem solving!

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That might actually be slightly worse than the narwhal song…

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Ooo share!!!

Do you mean to tell me you’ve been on the forum for years and never heard the Narwhal song? Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

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I missed this! It’s kind of like when I see a @designvh619 design that I’ve missed, and had no excuse to miss it!

Though this doesn’t hold a candle to

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Nice thanks for sharing

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Very clever! Thank you for sharing!

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Oh. Oh no you didn’t!! :rofl:

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I love me some They Might Be Giants!!