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Soldering: Shaky hands. TIps anyone? Answered

I enjoy electronics work, but all of my joints turn out bad because my hands seem to develop cerebral palsy when I want to hold them still. any tips? pointers?


rest your wrist on something. breathe in, then let some out. this gives you about 8 seconds of steady. if that helps at all.

if possible hold the soldering iron with 2 hands. You could build a rig that's like a lamp arm so it holds the soldering iron, and you can just move it around without the shakiness.

Practice with it off, if you can. It takes a bit to get used to holding it so far back. Then, if its through-hole, you can lean it up against the components, so there are 2 "points" of contact.