Jay whaley is giving a Basic Soldering Workshop, here in San Diego
on the 22nd. If you are able to do so, it will be broadcast live on
Ustream. I will be posting the link so anyone who is interested can
watch as well.
There will be the opportunity to ask questions and receive answers
during the workshop via your computer. I will be manning the
computer at jay’s Studio, and will gladly pass the questions on to
him, and send the answers onto the questioner.
We did this earlier with a Rolling Mill Workshop, and had a limited
audience, via invitation, as we had no clue how it would work. there
were problems, but all in all, it was interesting, informative, and
There will be people walking in front of the camera, ambulance
sirens, ambient noise, poor audio quality, but so be it.
Now as to projects to practice soldering, ring, ring, rings, all
sizes, all thicknesses of wire. Soldering is 100% loss of fear of
the flame, 100% confidence, and 100% adequate heat. solder one ring
on top of another in a pattern, then solder that to a backing, then
solder a bail to the top of that.
Bottom line is practice until you are comfortable and confident. It
does take time, so give that to yourself. As for that which you have
already melted, gather it all together and melt your scraps to
reuse, nothing ventureed, nothing lost.