Intro: Soldering Station Voyager
Well I saw a lot of fancy setups and some simple ones as well. I'm a novice, so I thought I'd share an idea of mine for those who may be pondering an interesting set up.
This is my first instructable, so it's quite a thrill to be sharing with you all.
Hope you find an easy solution to your setup.
All my parts came from around the house.
Step 1: Components of the Voyager
This setup includes the following:
1-1x4 treated lumber @ 15"
1-mop sponge (home or grocery store)
6+ wood/machine screws (home)
Any large gauge wire or wire landscape staples (your choice)
Binder clips (your choice and quantity)
Metal strap to fasten down spring
Old spring cut @ 4" (or to your type of soldering gun)
Step 2: Installation Points:
I used two screws to fasten down mop sponge
I tore/separated Brillo from sponge and laid flat, parallel to mop sponge and used two screws as well.
I then bored out a slight angle hole into wood to help give me angle for spring. If you find a hefty spring, it should slant for you, due to the spiral.
I attached the spring with two wood screws and appx. 2" strapping.
I saw a lot of neat ideas for the "third arm" but I didn't have any flexible type of tubing or alligator clips, so I used three landscaping wire staples to give me a way to support the wire via binder clips.
And it works well for a butane type of solderer. So I'm sure you have to adjust yours to accommodate the weight of your solderer.
Step 3: Final Thoughts:
I used my stove for ventilation and lighting.
Of course you could find you a stove ventilation system and install in your workshop!
Thanks to all the other publishers for their posts. They helped me assess my needs to share this with you.