Making and Repairing Audio Cables – A Quick Guide

Making and Repairing Audio Cables – A Quick Guide

As we’ve mentioned before, a soldering iron is a handy tool for musicians, especially for those who are on the road. When traveling you don’t always have time to go to a repair shop when something breaks or isn’t working. We recently talked to a...
Using Soldering Paste to Create Jewelry

Using Soldering Paste to Create Jewelry

A popular application for soldering is making and repairing jewelry. This type of work requires a high level of precision and control due to the size of the components. I recently talked with someone about some interesting jewelry projects she has worked on and...
Soldering Irons and Model Railroads

Soldering Irons and Model Railroads

As anyone who works with model railroads knows, cordless soldering iron kits are a valuable tool. You can connect wires by twisting them together or using a terminal block, but soldering them together is by far the superior method of joining wires together. Soldering...
Battery Powered Soldering Irons for Pyrography Work

Battery Powered Soldering Irons for Pyrography Work

Iso-Tip battery powered soldering irons are used for a wide range of applications, some of which don’t involve the basic soldering. For instance, pyrography (no, that’s not a typo). Pyrography is the art of burning wood in a decorative manner using a...
Finishing Wood with your Micro-Therm Heat Gun

Finishing Wood with your Micro-Therm Heat Gun

Simply move the heat gun over the wood, making sure to go with the grain. Go over the entire piece slowly and evenly, and you’ll make even a fresh cut piece of wood look distressed. The slower you go, the more the wood will darken. You can also add stain...