Happy What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday everyone!

2015 06 17 woyww soldering set up

On my work desk this week you can see that I’m hoping to start trying out soldering very soon. As I mentioned last week my son got me the torch for a birthday present, and I’ve been busy spending money adding into the setup. 🙂

I’ve got fuel, I’ve got a metal pan to safely solder on the table, a cool quenching bowl, a charcoal brick (that’s what’s in the black box,) soldering pics, files and I have solder which I’m so thankful my other son saw and told me needs to be stored in the refrigerator so that it won’t separate from the flux that it’s mixed with.

I also have a stack of soldering books from the library that I’m looking forward to working through. Like I said last week, I promise not to burn down the house!

In the back left corner you’ll see leftover bits of clay from this week’s dragon which will be done tomorrow, come back and check it out. And towards the right you can see I have another kumihimo set up, this time with a really cool project. It’s called a dragon scales necklace and I will be sure to post a picture once it’s done.

That’s all I’ve got for this week. If you wonder why I’m sharing a photo of my desk, it’s this fun little blog hop game we play over at Julia’s called What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday. Join in, all are welcome!

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14 thoughts on “WOYWW-Soldering Set Up

  1. Look forward to seeing what your creating and it seems so strange to have the flux mixed with the solder is it in liquid form ? sounds interesting and it’s fun to play with the solder plus if you have a wet sponge you can dab it on top to make weird solder marks
    hugs Nikki

  2. Can´t wait to see what you come up with. Haven´t tried soldering (yet) – guess hubby wouldn´t be amused if I tried something new – again **LOL** Have fun!, Evelyn

  3. Hi Sandy, happy WOYWW. Go girl…soldering hey, looking forward to seeing your projects. Have fun and a great week Cheers RobynO#16

  4. I’d like to learn to solder–it’s a very useful skill even apart from jewelry making. Have fun!

    1. That’s true, Robin. I can think of a few times I had to wait for someone else to fix something. Now (hopefully) I’ll be able to do it myself. 🙂

  5. I’m just going to bow down to you right now. There are so many times I wish I had this skill and the tools to do it! I just know I never will…but it is so cool. Bravo to you. And, my little silver bracelet I always wear broke, and I’m pretty sure the only way to fix it is soldering! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #43

  6. I’ve never heard of solder with flux in it before. I don’t have a torch, but I have a soldering iron with over 900 degree variation. It’s industrial and I love it. Starting a new venture can often be quite daunting, challenging, and costly. I hope this pays in the long run in enjoyment for years to come.

    Happy WOYWW from # 5.

    1. Wow, sounds like you know what you’re doing, Elizabeth! I’m looking forward to giving it a go. I used to do lampwork, so playing with fire isn’t a problem. 🙂

  7. We do a lot of soldering here (at work). Not me, other people, but I could do some if I had a good reason to 🙂 I wonder what you will do first?
    Thanks for dropping by,

  8. Have always fancied soldering myself but have never been brave enough to venture any further than thinking about it. Good luck – I am so looking forward to seeing what you produce.
    Hugs, Neet xx

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