I bought myself a soldering iron and wire (because I got it cheap on ebay), but somehow could not get a stand for the same.
My search at the local market was not very fruitful, as most places that did have it quoted a price which was exorbitant for the quality of the item.
So I decided to use the soldering iron and meticulously rest it on random items, like fire proof electric tape, until I accidentally swung the iron and burnt its own wire. That was when I decided that I would have to make something myself... for myself.
Step 1: Acquiring Materials
I pulled out a toy from my childhood. Most of the parts had been lost over the years, but I still had the parts needed for my "project". My choice was made for me particularly because I needed it to be in complete metal.
Referring the chart, I pulled out the following items
- SQ-25: 1pc of a metal board for the base
- Screw: 12pc of 1/4" long screws + nuts
- A-11: 2pc of a long metal strip
- AB-2: 4pc of L-bracket with a varying screw slot
- AB-3: 1pc of U-bracket
- AUB-5: 1pc... This I could have done without, but used it because, well, I had it!!!
Apart from this, I needed the usual
- Electric tape
Step 2: Assembling the Module
Assemble the module in the manner shown and angle the head with respect to the weight of the soldering Iron.
I attached Two extra screws on the base to balance the module.
Step 3: Finishing
Cap the head of the assembly with the fire proof electric tape for added safety.
You now have an efficient stand for a Soldering Iron