Introduction: How To- Simple Electrical Solder Storage

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I wanted a place to keep all of my solder together it is quite expensive, I Could keep it with the soldering iron but i would rather have a place on the wall so I can just select my solder then place it back and its always in one place

Please bear with me as I haven't written an instructable WITH STEPS for a few months the rest have been short articles

Step 1: Cut the Wood..

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I am starting this project with a pine varnished pine tongue and groove floor board and I preceded to mark to lines 4"/100mm apart.

I then clamped a simple circular saw guide lining up the mark.

Step 2: Squaring the Edges

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after it was cut I then took as hand plane in my case I used a Stanley #5 but a #4 would work fine its just a little easer with the longer body of the #5 .And removed the tongue and grove from each edge.

Step 3: Cut,Sand..

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Clamped the board into the vice and marked a line down the edge so I could cut down the line, which would give me two 4"/100mm sections I knocked of the sharp edges using some 120 grit sandpaper.

Step 4: Glue the Sections, Drill the Holes...

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I glued the two sections together and clamped with a few clamps, After the glue had dried I drilled a 22mm hole in one side 3"/75mm deep. i then drilled a two pilot holes and then used the larger bit to make two larger holes.

Step 5: Sanding

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Here there was a few small gaps from when I drilled it then made the gaps larger trying to price them apart but they had glued well ! and was not coming part cleanly so I decided to glue it back together and use a few clamps. I then rubbed glue into the gaps.

Step 6: Mounting Dowel Adding Mounting Hardware

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I placed my reel of solder on the dowel and marked where to cut. And then drilled a hole though it as shown in the image and countersunk it. I should have done this on the pillar drill/drill press ad it needed a ton of force that I didn't have with the cordless drill especially as it was a hardwood and endgrain.

I drilled four holes and put 4 screws into to hold clamp it together. I then rubbed a coat of teak oil and also added the dowel and two wall fixings.

I added a wire wall clamp/clip to hold the solder that's on the reel.

Step 7: Watch the Video !

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Comments

apburner (author)2015-07-17

I like your dowel idea. I have 6 one pound rolls of solder, Each a different diameter. When I purchase solder I do so in 1 pound rolls. Lol. Anyway I think this will be very useful. Thanks

Tom Howbridge (author)apburner2015-07-17

Thanks ! I thought I had a Large amount of solder !

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