Is there any tiny pointed metal tool to make it easy to lock in the tiny metal tab of each thin metal pieces of a Metal Earth project?

If there is, what will the little metal tool look like?

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  • 1 month ago
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    If a tab will be hidden, you can just twist it to make it lock using needle nose pliers. That gives a more rigid joint than just folding it.

    Other than that, a jewellers screwdriver to push it over, possibly after starting the bend with pliers.

    Something with a slightly wider flatter end could work well, such as a "pin punch"

    eg. https://www.zoro.co.uk/shop/hand-tools/punches---p...

    The best way, if they are not made from stainless steel, would be to solder them where practical, if you can. That gives an absolutely solid build that will never come loose.

    Model railway kit working locomotives have been made like this for decades; etched metal sheets, folded and soldered together.

    eg.

    https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/uploads/monthly_...

    That

    makes this:

    https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/uploads/monthly_...

    • Daniel1 month agoReport

      Your advice really helps me with the project that I'm working on.

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  • 1 month ago

    Their website only shows pliers and tweezers.

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