Soldering: Shaky hands. TIps anyone?

I enjoy electronics work, but all of my joints turn out bad because my hands seem to develop cerebral palsy when I want to hold them still. any tips? pointers?

ledzep5679 years ago
rest your wrist on something. breathe in, then let some out. this gives you about 8 seconds of steady. if that helps at all.
guyfrom7up9 years ago
if possible hold the soldering iron with 2 hands. You could build a rig that's like a lamp arm so it holds the soldering iron, and you can just move it around without the shakiness.
bardon08 (author)  guyfrom7up9 years ago
Why didn't I think of that? thanks!
zachninme9 years ago
Practice with it off, if you can. It takes a bit to get used to holding it so far back. Then, if its through-hole, you can lean it up against the components, so there are 2 "points" of contact.