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Survivalism & Self Sufficiency Topics => Homesteading and Self Reliant Living => Do It Yourself - Projects, Ideas and How To => Topic started by: ChrisFox on September 12, 2017, 05:26:52 PM

Title: Learned to Solder
Post by: ChrisFox on September 12, 2017, 05:26:52 PM
Joined up with a maker space near me and they had a soldering 101 class. 3 hours of soldering and came out with an LED clock. Good to sit down and have someone over your shoulder giving advise. They've got a nice wood shop and metal shop also. Nice place to hang out after work. Definitely something I should have learned years ago.

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Title: Re: Learned to Solder
Post by: David in MN on September 12, 2017, 05:33:03 PM
My wife is an electrical engineer. She does the soldering. You don't want to see my work. Definitely a great skill to learn.
Title: Re: Learned to Solder
Post by: Carl on September 12, 2017, 05:47:29 PM
  Looks like great work. Confidence will come in time as soldering is a handy skill for all kinds of small metal (jewelry) and electrical repair. Your project shows great care as the components are lined up uniform and neat...great work!  Hot smokin' KARMA too!
Title: Re: Learned to Solder
Post by: alexlindsay on December 17, 2017, 09:41:03 PM
A business idea for your soldering skill. Rebuilding GM instrument clusters. Depending on the year the stepper motors crap out and need to be replaced but most places will only replace the whole cluster. Also the same clusters have issues with surface mounted resistors and their solder cracking causeing display failures and total shutdown. Learn to fix those and you can probably earn several hundred per month. Also 6.0 ford powerstroke ficms, and case of surface mounted resistor solder failures. I'm no soldering master and i fix both of those for guys locally. Put an ad up on kijiji or craigslist or whatever or tell your local garages. A lot of mechanics don't solder and a lot of things like that are easy fixes.
Title: Re: Learned to Solder
Post by: Alan Georges on December 18, 2017, 06:36:51 AM
Very nice, CF.
Title: Re: Learned to Solder
Post by: Ralph on April 11, 2019, 10:58:59 AM
Looks like a nice neat job.  It's been many years but I still remember a saying about soldering, "The bigger the blob the better the job".  It's 100% wrong but still funny.