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November 10th, 2007


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05:08 pm - Lessons Learned
1. Soldering irons are hot.

2. I mean, really hot. Like, "burn paper" hot.

3. Solder doesn't stick to glass very well.

4. Glass gets really hot when you're trying to melt a bunch of solder all over it.

5. Solder is kinda cool, but I don't think it's going to replace wire-wrapping anytime soon.

6. At least I hope not.

7. Anyone got any bandaids and some burn cream?

8. Ow.

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From:ladyfox7oaks
Date:November 11th, 2007 01:36 am (UTC)
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I have Aloe Vera gel if you need it... susnook (at) earthlink (dot) net and let me know- I'm planning on coming into town anyway...
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From:diachrony
Date:November 11th, 2007 02:16 am (UTC)
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Ouch!

::cybersmears the owies with burn cream::

Clearly you were playing with jewelry today. Did anything pretty come of it?
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From:mrsveteran
Date:November 11th, 2007 10:48 pm (UTC)
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Well, I'm having some interesting results with a piece of broken glass with an interesting texture that I found in an abandoned mine in the desert somewhere. I'm trying soldering around the edges, but I think I need more solder on the face of the glass near the edges so it will hold. I'm also not sure that I trust solder to make a bail, so it will probably end up with some wire when it's done. It's kind of neat, though. It's a big triangularish piece of glass with a ripply effect on the top. Kinda fun to play with.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:November 11th, 2007 04:22 am (UTC)
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penance for not hanging out tonight. Just dont use generic creams, oils hinder healing and make things worse.



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From:mrsveteran
Date:November 11th, 2007 10:40 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, yeah, yeah. Btw, why are you anonymous?
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From:sushirob
Date:November 12th, 2007 05:45 am (UTC)
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I really dont know. lost my cookie while shuffling my net?
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From:teh_attack_owl
Date:November 11th, 2007 06:14 am (UTC)
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Ow. I don't miss soldering.

One time I was making a detonator for class (no, really, it was!) and was working on several layers of newspaper at the dining room table. I finished, picked up the bundles of paper... and found that the iron had managed to burn through, leaving scorch marks on my parents' solid wood light oak table.

I am grateful to be alive today.
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From:photog42
Date:November 11th, 2007 03:32 pm (UTC)
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That's when you do the rest of the table and call it "distressing".
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From:photog42
Date:November 11th, 2007 03:36 pm (UTC)
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*Bactine Hugs*

You're such a girl. *snicker*
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From:histygirl
Date:November 11th, 2007 08:22 pm (UTC)
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*smacks the smartass*
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From:mrsveteran
Date:November 11th, 2007 10:29 pm (UTC)
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I'm just glad I wasn't playing with the Mig welder ...
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From:photog42
Date:November 11th, 2007 11:15 pm (UTC)
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You coulda practiced on the truck.
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From:lirilith05
Date:November 12th, 2007 01:48 am (UTC)
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I've got Neosporin bandaids. No burn cream.

Why were you trying to solder onto glass?
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From:mrsveteran
Date:November 12th, 2007 03:23 am (UTC)
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It's an artistic thing I was trying out. Seems to be working okay so far, it's just different.
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From:photog42
Date:November 12th, 2007 02:01 pm (UTC)
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All great artists suffer for their work. Just maybe not so literally.

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