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This Instructable will show you how to make a simple "3rd hand" tool, for use in soldering projects. Since I've found so many great soldering projects...
I used a piece of Brazilian hardwood called "Massaranduba." I chose this scrap of wood because it was already cut to the exact size I was looking for,...
This is purely decorative, but I decided to use a Brazilian varnish called Sparlack Neutrex, the same varnish I used for my Instructables, Painting me...
For the "arms" for this device, I used a heavy gauge electrical wires, the type used for internal electrical wiring in a Brazilian home. Initially I t...
To keep with the steampunk theme, I decided to paint the alligator clips with a gold metallic paint. I used an awl to slightly widen the base of the c...
I tried to find an inexpensive brass magnifying glass, but had no luck. So I decided to use a cheap plastic magnifying glass from a 99 cent store, and...
This came as an after thought, but I realized that it would be helpful to have a holder for my soldering iron, and the brass hasp for a window padlock...
Using a pliers, I wrapped the cables around the bolts, before inserting the bolts in the wooden block. (The photo above is before it occurred to me to...
Once you have all four bolts in place, attach the "feet." I had a few wooden drawer knobs that weren't doing anything, so I decided to use these. The ...
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