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Soldering floss

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From the MAKE Flickr Pool: user fibra has refilled dental floss containers with soldering wire! Perfect for keeping your shop organized, but be sure not to mix it up with the one in the bathroom. For all the time it must take to wind this, I dare say there’s a market for these things.

4 thoughts on “Soldering floss

  1. I have been using a 35mm film cartridge since high school, about (ahem) 30 years ago. It only takes about 10 minutes to wind it up and totally rocks. Small enough to fit in your hand and easy to feed the solder with two fingers while holding the iron in the other hand.

  2. He’s been using them for as long as I can remember, and they work beautifully. He uses a power drill to cut down on the time it takes to fill one.

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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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