I ahve followed the discussion on making solder stay put but
still have problems getting it on to start with.
As I am soldering a joint on a ring after placing a slpice in
it, I put some small pieces of wire solder in flux on the seam.
It is very difficult to pick up the solder and make it stay on
the joint. I usually use a pick with a tiny bit of flux on the
tip to pick up the pieces but then they won’t come off onto the
ring. I’ve tried heating the joint first but then the flux
hardens and the solder bits won’t adhere. How can I do this
Also , Is the “cheap” ring stretcher (about $15) any good for
increasing just a half size? I hate to go thru splicing for just
that amount of increase.