The NiftyBender Deluxe is a simple jig which allows you to quickly and simply bend link wires to fit a 0.1" pitch matrix board spanning 1,2,3,4,or 5 holes.
This was initially just the NiftyBender, but then I thought of a refinement to let you make a link in 10 seconds or less. So was born the NiftyBender Deluxe.
Step 1: Tools and Materials.
You will need a scrap piece of matrix board (Veroboard). The unclad is better for this than the copper strip type as it is easier to work. You will also need 8 or so connection pins (Veropins).
The essential items are a sharp craft knife, pliers and cyanoacrylate adhesive (superglue). I used Gorilla cyanoacrylate as it's a gap-filling glue.
A Dremel would be useful, but use a small flat file if you don't have one. The best tool for cutting the board I found to be a nibbler (see pic) but the knife and pliers will suffice. A pair of wire cutters (not your best ones) also works well.
(Instructables - Many thanks for the Dremel Minimite - now being put to good use, once I'd bought a 240V to 110V adaptor.)