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What is a good base to rest your part on when soldering?

March 31 2012 at 12:10 AM
James Reagan  (Login jimmie58)
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I haven't done any significant soldering for several years and now plan to do it on some photo etched parts. An example would be 1/32 scale Spandau machine guns. What is a good plate to rest the material upon or over.

Asbestos is out and I need something more safe and durable than a piece of plywood. What have you been using. Is there a nice "third hands base" available you can suggest.

I sprung for an American Beauty resistance soldering tool and plan to begin using it .I'll also be adding brass detail parts to ON30 engines and rolling stock.


Jim Reagan

This message has been edited by jimmie58 from IP address on Mar 31, 2012 12:10 AM

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