Step 1: Things you will need and where to find them
The items I used and where I got them are as follows:
-Needle nose pliers: Any hardware store
-Rosin Core soldering wire: Radio Shack
-A butane torch: Home Depot, but I believe Lowe's has them too.
-Butane refill for torch: Home Depot
-Lighter: Grocery store, dollar store, department store, sporting goods store.
-Files: Hardware store. To clarify, I only used the machine file on this project, but just about any metal cutting file will do.
-Copper Wire: Hobby store- Michael's
-Brass sheet: Michael's
-Aviation shears: Lowe's
-Hammer and Striking surface: I got the hammer at Lowe's, and the striking surface is a bit of 3/16" metal plate
-Safety Glasses: Hardware store or department store. Should be used during soldering operations.