How do you get those darned paillons exactly where you want them,
and make them stay put? I’ve already discovered that coffee hinders
the process (my hands shake so much that precision placement is
impossible). Tweezers? Paint brush?
Natural adhesives (such as gum arabic or hide glue) are used in
granulation to help the metal fuse together. Would they help in
soldering, too? I.e., Can I add adhesive to the flux to glue the
paillon in place, or would it act like dirt and prevent the solder
One of the projects in Jean Stark’s book says to “point solder” the
ends of a coil of wire. Is point soldering a special technique, or
does it simply mean “confine the solder and flux to a small area”?