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The next step is to make a little rice glue for the template. Thoroughly overcook a little rice, with too much water (I think I used something like 1:8 rice:water), and put it in the blender until it is a soft, even goop.
Spread the glue on the wood surfaces. I used a spatula; one can also use a brush.
I glued the shield onto the dark wood, and the GNOME foot onto the light wood. I put the toes closer to the sole of the foot so that all the pieces would fit. When they are cut, I'll spread the toes again.
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