Folding and glueing aid
How small magnets facilitate the construction of complex geometric paper shapes
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As always, super magnets (Q-05-04-01-G, S-03-01-N or others can help, as long as they are small, with a relatively large magnetised area, and cheap.
Just place one of the small magnets at the "critical point" on the last fold inside the article. Fasten the respective area with adhesive and close the article.
Then, place a second magnet (or a ferromagnetic object, such as a pen) as a counterpart on the outside and drag it back and forth over the glued part. The magnet presses agains the fold from the inside and ensures good adherance.
You can't see the magnet inside the shape, but you can see in the video how it is attracted by the pen.
For the cardboard box (protective cover for the rhombus cuboctahedron), cube magnets proved to be helpful: They held the glued parts in place, which is practical since the sturdy cardboard is not that easily bent and even glued parts tend to open up again.