Hi to all the responders ref the soldering distance!
I may have entered into this discussion at another time…under a
different title!! However, I have the old fashioned large trifocal
glasses, have had both cataracts removed and have 20/15 vision. I
don’t need to use any magnification. I use just an Acetylene torch
(Prestolite), with a 3 tip - do change to a 5 when I am soldering
channel bracelets. I stand to solder, since I move a lot to get the
heat distributed on all sides, top and bottom. I tell my students
they have to be contortionists! HAHA
I have a totally different area from my constructing workbench for
soldering. My set up is two fire bricks, on a fireproof 12 x 12 pad,
on top of the bricks is a medium grate metal wire - no tripod! I also
have charcoal blocks that can also be set on top of the grate. Behind
this setup is a pipe where the ventilation system connects…the fan
runs out a window and are installed in a heavy plastic panel
installed in the full length of the window, so the window has light.
I would say that the work is about 8 inches from my face.
ADVICE…have plenty of ventilation…it can save your health.
Glad to add something (again) to my favorite daily reading - I would
be very disappointed not to have this with my morning coffee!
Rose Marie Christison
And guess what is going to happen in Denver tonight? SNOW