This is a basic introduction to the art, and should get you soldering in no time!
Step 1: Tools and Materials
-“Third Hand” Tool
Step 2: Prep Work
First, you need to fill the butane torch. Turn the torch upside down, take the bottle of butane, and line the end up with the intake on the torch. Once aligned, simply press down on the bottle of butane. Some butane will probably escape out the sides. This is normal.
Bend your wire pieces
Then, prep your wire. Try to get all your pieces of wire bent at the same time. Soldering them all at the same time is easier than doing them one at a time.
Clamp wire pieces
Use the third hand tool to clamp your wire pieces in the position you want them soldered in.
Step 3: Soldering the Joint
Turn the torch switch on, turn the gas up (if you're using a variable torch), and light the torch with the lighter. The thicker the gauge of wire, the hotter the torch needs to be.
Heat the wire
This is the most important part of the soldering. Depending on the size of the metal , you'll need to heat the metal for quite a bit. Make sure to heat both sides evenly.
Heat the metal until you see a slight discoloration in the metal.
Add the solder
Once you see this discoloration, add the solder to the joint. Don't add too much, otherwise you'll get a really ugly joint.