Introduction: Solderless Wire Fastening

This video shows how one can take 2 stranded wires, separating one into two sections, and braid them together for a very strong connection, in the event that no soldering equipment or power is available. It makes a great temporary connection, that can be soldered as is later on.

This is a great way to join two wires if you have no power for a soldering iron. No soldering iron available, no solder available, or no way to get a soldering iron into the area to solder the wires. BTW: the three sections of wire are placed parallel and facing the same direction, folding alternating outer wires inwardly to form a braid.

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Lateral+Thinker made it!(author)2009-08-22

Did you ever try knitting a radio set?

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Goodhart made it!(author)2009-08-23

No, but I have crocheted hanging baskets...

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Lateral+Thinker made it!(author)2009-08-23

How many stations did you get?

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Goodhart made it!(author)2009-08-23

I stationed it by the window, next to the one I used as a template :-)

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Lateral+Thinker made it!(author)2009-08-23

Did the train stop?

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Berserk87 made it!(author)2009-08-23

im so confused.

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Lateral+Thinker made it!(author)2009-08-23

Try

https://www.instructables.com/group/aspies/

That will explain your confusion, Aspies like Goodhart and me, talk opposites.

But he did not know the joke at my end, when I see women knitting, I say they are tangling up wool. Anyway, I do very find hand sewing/stitching , to relax.

And his wire fastening, looked very like braiding ribbons.

Go and look at his cheese block racing, we are planning a world championships, me in NZ, v him in the USA. His microwaved potatoes, or Tater (Spud in NZ) is great too.

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Berserk87 made it!(author)2009-08-23

That explains it. :)

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Lateral+Thinker made it!(author)2009-08-23

Glad to be of help, two opposites make a right.

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Goodhart made it!(author)2009-10-01

two opposites make a right, but two wrights make an airplane

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Lateral+Thinker made it!(author)2009-10-01

I feel like spewing up

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Goodhart made it!(author)2009-10-02

Go ahead, I know it always make ME feel better (unless some goes up you nose....that can be nasty at times....) ;-)

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Lateral+Thinker made it!(author)2009-10-02

Use your fingers to clamp your nose shut next time. :-) What about a instructible for that? :-!

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Goodhart made it!(author)2009-10-02

I would feel like I was suffocating then.....I'd rather pull the odd spaghetti noodle out of my nose than try to hold it closed ;-)

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Lateral+Thinker made it!(author)2009-10-02

Not commenting, now I want to be sick.

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Goodhart made it!(author)2009-10-03

I've never heard of anyone that wants to be sick, but to each his own ;-)

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Lateral+Thinker made it!(author)2009-10-03

I never wanted to be sick, until I read your "I'd rather pull the odd spaghetti noodle out of my nose than try to hold it closed"

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Goodhart made it!(author)2009-10-03

A weak stomach is not something people could accuse me of......I could tell some stories....but then, you would not want to hear them ;-)

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Lateral+Thinker made it!(author)2009-10-04

I had chemotherapy back in 1993.

I did not spew up once. I did not lose weight like they said.

In fact, I saw it as a holiday, and I gained weight, as the treatment was at night, during the day, I had to do something, so I volunteered to help, put away linen, tidy the patients kitchen etc.

And I read books, and I left the unit and found the rehabilitation unit for disabled people, where there was a neat woodwork shop, and of cause, I did some projects. All unofficial because I had not been referred. But of cause, I knew the carpenter in charge. Years earlier, I had rebuilt his woodworking lathe, during another admission.

I was Aspie like then, that got me a single room in Oncoligy. I felt too confined in a four bed cubical, with 3 TVs going, the back of one TV hanging over my bed.

Come to think of it, the rule in that woodwork shop was you MUST close the door to the corridor before starting up the power saw,

After all, it was in an old operating theatre!

its all gone now, pulled down, and the new regional hospital built on it. They used explosives to destroy the bunker where the cobalt was kept.

The linear accelerator (X-ray cancer zapper) was in a modem building in the court yard, of concrete for shielding.

Where do you think they put the hospital chaplains?

In a relocatable office, ON TOP of the linear accelerator building.

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Goodhart made it!(author)2009-10-04

Where do you think they put the hospital chaplains?

In a relocatable office, ON TOP of the linear accelerator building.

Is this so they'd have a Moses type of glow about them ? :-)

Or maybe because they wanted to be the first to go, if anything happened.

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Lateral+Thinker made it!(author)2009-10-04

maybe "take it or leave it?" Or maybe, to be close to the most business? Or maybe, being handy to the main entrance, was useful at knock off time, as main entrance then would be main exit. Anyway, that whole building put up in 1920 or so was also the main entrance, the building had several wings, the accelerator was put in the court yard at ground level, to the cancer unit, that was considered the basement, the next floor up, was the main corridor, seeing the cancer unit was closest to the main entrance, and the accelerator building had a flat roof, they put the chaplains on top of that, with a enclosed bridge across to the corridor. I suppose it was also cheap, no need for foundations. And the rescue helicopter was landing between building, due to lack of space, until the flying authorities laid down the law, then they put the helipad at the top of a new building, it could have been done when the building went up, but nobody thought of it. But I was in the surgical ward, about level 5, 2 more above, the builders putting in the helipad were welding, I recognised the fumes for 30-minutes, then staff noticed the fumes, and the building went into fire lock down, in other words, the fire doors were closed, and we stayed. 10-minutes later, after a dozen fire engines had turned up, we were told it was a false alarm. Anyway, it was minor op, and I was fully mobile.

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Goodhart made it!(author)2009-08-24

I tend to think in puns too Much TOO often

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Lateral+Thinker made it!(author)2009-08-24

Goodhart, check out soldering on PS or PM, there is an article on soldering with a match, or cigarette lighter. I think you use smaller diameter solder, twist that in, wrap all in foil, heat with match or lighter.

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Goodhart made it!(author)2009-08-24

There are solders (thin foil like pieces) that one can use to solder with a match, however, this ible was more for emergency connections where no solder, solder guns, or whatever is available. It comes in quite handy at times (when I owned a 1969 VW, it was used from time to time on trips when a wire would break. It kept me going :-)

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Lateral+Thinker made it!(author)2009-08-24

A 1969 VW has a 12 V lead acid battery. So why not a carbon arc torch? :-) No surprise you drove a VW, was it a van?

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Goodhart made it!(author)2009-08-24

I didn't carry a torch with me when I traveled across state lines :-) I had 3 bugs, one of them a "baby carriage" that leaked like a sieve, one type III, and one type IV and one van (an old 6 v reduction gearbox job..... a royal pita and colder then the arctic to drive in the winter time.

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Lateral+Thinker made it!(author)2009-08-24

Either you are a weirdo, or Aspie, or both, but I JUST KNEW.. or is it, I can picture you driving a VW van everywhere scrounging junk of junk heaps, filling up your home

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Goodhart made it!(author)2009-08-24

Well, I didn't scrounge much that way, but I did like to go to Hamfests and pick up boxes of cheap capacitors, resistors, and tubes. They came in handy when someone's old radio would die :-)

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Goodhart made it!(author)2009-08-24

PS: I worked at a VW repair shop for about a year

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Lateral+Thinker made it!(author)2009-08-24

please start this under a new topic, only 50% my my screen is usable, after so many replies) Anybody driving (most consisting of pushing) a VW, needs access to heaps of spare parts, and factory manuals. No surprise. In NZ up to the '60s, cars were so hard to get, we kept them running 30-40 years, and had 2-3 dead ones in the backyard to rob parts from, engines got re-bored 4-5 times, everybody knew which parts were interchangeable between models. I worked in a car assembly plant, Triumph, Jaguar, Rover, Land Rover, and some British Leyland bus chassis, and trucks, the bits came from the UK, one of my jobs was as "Rust Technologist" trying to kill rust on body parts, shipped thru the tropics in packing cases. Clear the rust pitting back to bare metal, dip in acid to kill the rust off, wash off acid in clean water, 2 minutes later the pitting was brown again. Yup, we still built and sold new cars,(no extra charge for rust) and could not meet the demand. Our USA cars were stamped in Canada, and assembled here. (But they cost heaps)

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Goodhart made it!(author)2009-09-13

Done ! ;-)

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Goodhart made it!(author)2009-08-24

Yes it did, at the meeting place of the Knights of the Templar (where all templates come from).

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Lateral+Thinker made it!(author)2009-08-24

What's that got to do with Solderless wire fastening, knitting, crocheting, trains, radio stations?

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Goodhart made it!(author)2009-08-24

nothing, but I mentioned Templates, and of course, my next connection is that the Knights Templar were the originators of those templates :-)

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Lateral+Thinker made it!(author)2009-08-24

What does Templates have to do with the price of fish? (My sister's standard comeback)

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Goodhart made it!(author)2009-08-24

referring to my post above of Aug 23, 2009. 9:38 PM Goodhart (author) says:
I stationed it by the window, next to the one I used as a template :-)

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Lateral+Thinker made it!(author)2009-08-24

I am shutting off in-coming till I found an answer for the one posting I never quite get to.

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DebH57 made it!(author)2009-09-01

Great stuff Goodhart, heres a 5 star and I will be back to give my vote!

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Goodhart made it!(author)2009-09-01

Thanks, I do wish I could have made the video a little clearer though.

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Goodhart made it!(author)2009-08-24

please start this under a new topic, only 50% my my screen is usable, after so many replies)

And on rust, we have a product that converts rust back into iron (which sadly is black) and also coats said iron with a polymer film to keep it from rusting again.

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ac1D made it!(author)2009-08-23

Y not just twist the wire and fold em ? it's solid, sometime I do that becose I don't want to solder.

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ac1D made it!(author)2009-08-23

why*

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Goodhart made it!(author)2009-08-23

this makes a bond that doesn't vibrate loose very easily. In fact, it is so good, if you do it properly, it can be soldered as is, at your leisure.

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knexsuperbuilderfreak made it!(author)2009-08-22

nice idea i like it btw this is radom but you look like my dad

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Goodhart made it!(author)2009-08-23

Thanks, and thanks, I think

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knexsuperbuilderfreak made it!(author)2009-08-23

lol i say radom thing at times

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Goodhart made it!(author)2009-08-23

Yeah, so do I, occasionally

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555mst555 made it!(author)2009-08-22

cool....what were u making? i can see the schematics in the background

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Goodhart made it!(author)2009-08-23

The schematics are for a different project. Braiding wire like this is an emergency step only, if soldering is not available.

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Kaiven made it!(author)2009-08-22

Video seems .. it could be better but I get the point. Very cool. Too bad you can't braid the wire with circuit board haha.

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