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I wanted a place to keep all of my solder together it is quite expensive, I Could keep it with the soldering iron but i would rather have a place on the wall so I can just select my solder then place it back and its always in one place
Please bear with me as I haven't written an instructable WITH STEPS for a few months the rest have been short articles
Step 1: Cut the Wood..
I am starting this project with a pine varnished pine tongue and groove floor board and I preceded to mark to lines 4"/100mm apart.
I then clamped a simple circular saw guide lining up the mark.
Step 2: Squaring the Edges
after it was cut I then took as hand plane in my case I used a Stanley #5 but a #4 would work fine its just a little easer with the longer body of the #5 .And removed the tongue and grove from each edge.
Step 3: Cut,Sand..
Clamped the board into the vice and marked a line down the edge so I could cut down the line, which would give me two 4"/100mm sections I knocked of the sharp edges using some 120 grit sandpaper.
Step 4: Glue the Sections, Drill the Holes...
I glued the two sections together and clamped with a few clamps, After the glue had dried I drilled a 22mm hole in one side 3"/75mm deep. i then drilled a two pilot holes and then used the larger bit to make two larger holes.
Step 5: Sanding
Here there was a few small gaps from when I drilled it then made the gaps larger trying to price them apart but they had glued well ! and was not coming part cleanly so I decided to glue it back together and use a few clamps. I then rubbed glue into the gaps.
Step 6: Mounting Dowel Adding Mounting Hardware
I placed my reel of solder on the dowel and marked where to cut. And then drilled a hole though it as shown in the image and countersunk it. I should have done this on the pillar drill/drill press ad it needed a ton of force that I didn't have with the cordless drill especially as it was a hardwood and endgrain.
I drilled four holes and put 4 screws into to hold clamp it together. I then rubbed a coat of teak oil and also added the dowel and two wall fixings.
I added a wire wall clamp/clip to hold the solder that's on the reel.
Step 7: Watch the Video !
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