November 10th, 2007
|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?
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...
::cybersmears the owies with burn cream::
Clearly you were playing with jewelry today. Did anything pretty come of it?
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.
|Date:||November 11th, 2007 04:22 am (UTC)|| |
penance for not hanging out tonight. Just dont use generic creams, oils hinder healing and make things worse.
Yeah, yeah, yeah. Btw, why are you anonymous?
|Date:||November 12th, 2007 05:45 am (UTC)|| |
I really dont know. lost my cookie while shuffling my net?
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.
|Date:||November 11th, 2007 03:32 pm (UTC)|| |
That's when you do the rest of the table and call it "distressing".
|Date:||November 11th, 2007 03:36 pm (UTC)|| |
You're such a girl. *snicker*
I'm just glad I wasn't playing with the Mig welder ...
|Date:||November 11th, 2007 11:15 pm (UTC)|| |
You coulda practiced on the truck.
I've got Neosporin bandaids. No burn cream.
Why were you trying to solder onto glass?
It's an artistic thing I was trying out. Seems to be working okay so far, it's just different.
|Date:||November 12th, 2007 02:01 pm (UTC)|| |
All great artists suffer for their work. Just maybe not so literally.