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 Hi .....................i am linston sequeira.......and i will show you in this instructable how u can build your own soldering stand..........from junk and scrap .....................rather than spending about 8 bucks buying a fancy stand....................................so lets get started........................

Step 1: Things U Need

 1. A rectangular piece of tin..[i got mine from the cover of an old geometry set ..hated geometry in school...........]
2. A spring...[ i got mine from an old umbrella .............if u dont get this u can use an old spring form a bicycle...........]   TIP: IF U R  UNABLE TO FIND A SPRING U CAN BEND WIRE FORM AN OLD CLOTHES HANGER .................BEND IT INTO A SPRING WITH THE HELP OF A MOP.
3. A small piece of metal.........to support the spring and to weld it at an angle
4. A sponge
5. A metal block.........to act as a counterweight....any other weight will also do
6. A person experienced with welding.....................[i did mine  with help from a friend,s dad]
7. A piece of rubber cut from a cycle tube.[optional]..........{used to provide a firm grip}

Step 2: Building Your Stand

 1. Take your spring and bolt a piece of metal to it.............[refer the pic] you must now bend the small piece of metal in such a way that an angle is created between the spring and the base of the geometry set cover
2. Once you r satisfied with your position ..........mark it and ask someone to weld the small piece of metal to the base of the cover.
3. Also weld the tip of the spring to the base of the cover for maximum support.
4. once u r finished your job is halfway complete.......................

Step 3: Finishing Touches

 1. Now take a kitchen sponge and place it in the base
2.ALSO make sure that u have some place for a counterweight at the rear end................[i have used a metal block]
3.Now u have to cut a small piece of rubber from the cycle tube and paste it below the base.......................this will make sure it wont slip......and will also ensure a firm grip...TIP [superglue or feviquick works best here]
TIP[ u can also add a small piece of metallic kitchen scrubber at the front where there is a little place for scrubing out impurities from the tip.......also damp the sponge with water while soldering]
                                      u have now build a safe, cheap,relatively effective, 100% homemade soldering stand,,,,,,,,,,,,,,with a professional look as well..........................PLEASE SEND YOUR VIEWS AND COMMENTS...............u can also mail me at linston2@live.in
Good instructable, whats up with all the .............. periods?
thanks............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................<br>nothing personal with them......................just tat in the olden days there was the telegram which had them
got it.
My only concern about this design is that the metal coil is close to the soldering tip, thus reducing the temperature of the soldering tip. Otherwise good work.
thanks....................................but the tipis just close to the coil it is not touching it so transfer of heat energy is avoided due to conduction......................only a small amount is transferred by radiation

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