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I just had this idea one day in a workshop, so i did it.
turned out awesomely. thought to myself, i should put this on instructables. so i have.

It took me a few goes to get this right, but then again, i believe i was the first to do this.

Pretty much the title says it all. Make a peice of shiny solder into a basic shape. I made mine a heart becuase it was basic and easy and i have a crush, so i'll probably give it to her. Nothing stopping me making a few more though, hehehe....

As an extra feature, i gave them a clip. and it really helps.

(depending on how you fancy your soldering skills (im pretty bad) you may want to get some help.
 
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Step 1: What you'll need

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- Soldering iron and Solder (whatever size you want, didn't effect mine)
- some wood (i suggest a thick ish plank, i dont use mm and stuff, but mine wasnt just a log, you need a plank, relatively thick)
- a stanley knife (with blade, that helps, a lot.)
- some wire, a decent length that should fit around your neck. Mine wasnt really long.
- Those two things in the pictures. i have no idea what they are called. i just found em and used em.
- you may need a presicion phlat head screwdriver, or just use the knife.

Step 2: Gettin ya shapenisms on

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So, first things first, heat soldering iron and put it to the side, you can do this later, just depends on how long it takes to heat up.

Get you plank of wood and using the stanley knife, make a rough outline of your shape. Pretty much dig out the shape, but try to keep the bottom of the shape relatively flat. this helps when the product is finished.
DrCoolSanta4 years ago
One very wierd idea O.O
Asuraku5 years ago
Oh great, 60Sn/40Pb lead around my neck. Fun idea. Try using lead-free if you do this for safety sake.
Prosthetics01 (author)  Asuraku5 years ago
No Offence mate, but i dont believe it emits lead filled gas while solid.
kind of wtf instructable, isn't it? love from argentina
Prosthetics01 (author)  michel moltrum5 years ago
yea i had no real idea what i was doing. And thanks for the ideas lemonie. I just used wood because it was the only thing around, and it was a spare of the moment thing. You can use other substances instead of wood, its all up to you.
i like your attitude
Prosthetics01 (author)  michel moltrum5 years ago
In a good way?
lemonie5 years ago
I like the use of spade connectors! As I've got a lot of lead I'm planning to cast at some point, try making moulds out of plaster or similar, you can get better details than wood. Heat the metal on a stove in a steel food-can. L