This instructable will show you how to reuse a plastic chewing gum can to keep a spool of solder nice and clean. This will work on other spooled items also; String, Wire, Cables.
Step 1: Get the Items
Get yourself a spool of solder and a plastic chewing gum can.
Step 2: Prep Work
Strip and rinse out the Plastic Gum Cannister
Step 3: Assembly
Insert spool of solder into plastic canister. BE SURE TO LEAVE A BIT OF SOLDER HANGING OUT.
Step 4: Lock in place
Place the palm of you hand firmly centered on the spool of solder.
Apply a significant amount of pressure until the spool "locks" in place.
The shape of the canister gently suspends and secures the spool in place. This allows for the spool to spin freely as solder is removed from it.
Step 5: Assembly cont...
Finish the assembly by installing the lid of the canister. Feed the solder through the small flip opening. The flip lid can be closed and the solder still pull out easily.
Step 6: Finish
You can use the larger flip lid to keep a spindle of soldering removing wick.