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Third Hand


#1

Hi Folks,

I thought that I’d seen a post in the past several days
concerning a third hand that had a locking tweezer attached to
it. I got one years ago at my dental supplier (Zahn Dental
Supply). They also have a soldering jig advertised on the same
page. I don’t know what a soldering jig is but I’m going to find
out tomorrow if I can and let the group know. They also have a
"Turn N’ Solder" soldering table that rotates so you can move
the table and always attack your job from the right angle. I
don’t work for Zahn but they have been my faithful supplier for
the past 15 years. Their 800 number is 1-800-496-9500. Call and
get a catalog. After you get it if you have any questions email
me and I’ll try to help.

Regards,
Skip

Skip Meister
@Skip_Meister
N.R.A. Endowment &
Certified Instructor
in all disciplines
Certified Illinois D.N.R.
Hunter Ed, Instructor


#2
  They also have a "Turn N' Solder" soldering table that
rotates so you can move the table and always attack your job
from the right angle.

FWIW

These are available in stores that sell things for the kitchen.
Look for lazy susans for stacking dishes on in the cupboard.
They’re usually made from plastic so they need protection from
heat. This proctection can also be found in the same store in the
form of burner covers for electric stoves. The large cover
(aprox 10 in diameter) just fits the large lazy susan & also just
accepts a standard soft magnesia fire brick.

Both the lazy susans & burner covers usually come in sets, but
the total cost is still under $10.00. If you want, the standard
9x4 1/2x 3 in (aprox) fire brick can be cut to fit the smaller
sizes. I’ve been using one of these el cheapo’s for years.

Dave


#3

Hi, all. You can also buy just the Lazy Susan mechanism at
Builder’s Square or Home Depot. I use this with my soldering
block or fire brick on top. It’s cheap and works really great!
Gini in Florida


#4

Skip, My soldering block (material unmentionable) is double-sticky
taped to a wooden disk which is mounted on a small lazy-susan
bearing set which is attached to another piece of wood. The block
can be turned to any angle and moved so the third hand can be
utilized. Cheap—two pieces of wood and a bearing available at
the hardware store for very little.

Bill in Vista