longtran: excellent diy! thank you. Can you please tell me where to get spare ones for cheap so i can tinker with it too?
By the way, instead of using masking tape to hold it together, did you consider using a plastic clamp you can get from home depot? they sell these blue and yellow colored plastic clamps that have soft edges and i think they may work much better at creating a tight bond. and if you use it gently, you may be able to return it later.