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Oct 01, 2010
different stand
by: flowers

When we couldn't find any coiled stands for the soldering iron,( or if you forget to bring the stand to class!) we just squashed an aluminium drink can a bit in the middle. The can didn't roll and it kept the tip of the iron off the work surface. Not really safe to use all the time but great in an emergency

Nov 10, 2009
dangerous
by: small change...

I agree with linston.

In a beginner glass class I recently took, the instructor pulled out a stand like the one pictured, they come with some of the soldering irons they sell. He told us a story about how a woman had purchased an iron with that type of stand in it, but also purchased a full sized stand to actually use. She had been working on her glass and left for the weekend. When she went back on Monday she realized that she had left her iron on all weekend. The iron's handle and part of the holder's coil had melted over the time, but if she hadn't used the larger stand, her whole home would have burned down.

Of course safety always needs to be considered when working with stained glass and soldering, but there are coil stands out there that are priced low enough that the extra cost is worth it. Just my two cents.

Oct 23, 2009
simple but risky
by: linston

making it was simple but a small vibration can cause the iron to slide.............burn something.......
also it can easily come in contact with something flammable......

Jan 23, 2008
So simple
by: Grian

Simple but brilliant

Sep 29, 2007
Great idea!
by: Anonymous

This is really helpful...thanks for sharing!

Sep 04, 2007
What a Great Idea
by: Sue

Michael...what a great idea. That will certainly cut down on the expense of having to buy a soldering iron stand. It looks more user friendly than a lot of the commercial ones. Thanks for sharing,
Sue

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