Picture of Stand for soldering iron
Stand for soldering iron, will significantly ease your work while soldering and not only that ... He will work to protect the table surface from damage     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdY7QlHVUFY&feature=player_embedded

Step 1: 1st Materials, tools and accessories

Picture of 1st Materials, tools and accessories
-Materials                                                                                                                                             Tools and Supplies:
-White sheet, the minimum dimensions of 130x150 mm,                                                      Needle marking on metal,
0.5 mm thick.                                                                                                                                     Steel ruler
                                                                                                                                                            Scissors for metal,
                                                                                                                                                             Fine metal file,
                                                                                                                                                             Clamp (vise).
i am planing for a stringy stand but not this!!!!!!!!!!!

pfred23 years ago
My homebrew stand is a bit more involved but I wanted to make it like the commercial ones were. The outlet is even switched so I can turn the iron off when not in use. Then I ended up getting a soldering station. Oh in case you can't tell I made the one on the left :) ha ha!
80$man pfred23 years ago
I have a stand like in the ibble, but I like your homebrew. Building in progress!
pfred2 80$man3 years ago
This was one of those I want one sorts of projects. So, it was drag through the junk pile, assemble likely trash, and stick it together sort of a deal.

The trickiest aspect of it that I can recall was getting the aperture where the iron rests just the right size. I used a thin strip of sheet metal that my pneumatic shears spits out as material to form the correct sized hole for my iron.

Found coiled up on the top of my garbage pail of course!

I should add that I'm left handed so that is why mine is how it is. If I was to do it again I'd somehow figure out a way I could attach a sponge pan to the thing. Other than that no complaints. It served me well for many years.

The sound the iron makes being drawn, then holstered still says I'm soldering to me!
zazenergy3 years ago
nice stand! I haven't had to do this since mine came with one, but this is great for standalone irons.