HOW TO – Make a homemade nearly-free soldering iron stand

Jamie9999 writes – “Why pay megabucks for a fancy Soldering Iron stand when you can build one yourself with scrap? Or, why use that flimsy plastic stand that comes with your cheap pencil soldering iron, and risk burns, fire, or melted stuff?”Link.


  • Soldering and Desoldering. Step-by-step instructions for making (and unmaking) the perfect solder joint. MAKE 01Page 162.
  • Tons of soldering resources, guides and projects – Link.

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  1. If you punch a hole, about 1/2 inch in dimeter in the center of the sponge, you can rake the iron across the hole and the excess solder will fall off the sponge and into the container below (make sure the container below is tough stuff). It keeps the sponge from getting full.

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