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Introduction

This technique can used to support and fix the broken plastic portions of a number of plastic toys with parts that frequently snap such as axles, spouts, legs etc.

Image 1/1: The plastic part was hollow and had space to insert the wood support.
  • Match up the broken plastic part and check that the pieces align.

  • The plastic part was hollow and had space to insert the wood support.

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Image 1/1: - Glue (Super glue, Wood Glue or Tacky glue)
  • Tools needed:

  • - Glue (Super glue, Wood Glue or Tacky glue)

  • - A bamboo chopstick from your favorite chinese restaurant

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Image 1/1: Some trimming and shaving may be needed depending on the plastic part and the wooden dowel with the objective of to get a tight fit.
  • Cut the chopstick to the required size using a sharp knife.

  • Some trimming and shaving may be needed depending on the plastic part and the wooden dowel with the objective of to get a tight fit.

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  • Apply a drop of glue to the ends of the wooden dowel.

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  • Insert the wooden dowel into one part of the broken plastic part.

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Image 1/2: Push the ends together to get a tight and clean fit. Image 2/2: Push the ends together to get a tight and clean fit.
  • Insert the other end of the wooden dowel into the other end of the plastic toy.

  • Push the ends together to get a tight and clean fit.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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