johnWM wrote:Holding tiny assemblies for soldering can be a bit of a problem.
"Millboard matting" and "Soldering Honeycomb" have been suggested as good surfaces to solder on. See "Where to Get" 2006. (See the resources section of the web site if you missed this.)
Soldering honeycomb seems suitable for jigging up components that need holding together with bits of wire or pins.
I have 2 questions.
How big are the holes in the honeycomb mat, i.e. what size wire can be used, is it suitable for assembly of fine brake gear components for example. Has anyone experience of the honeycomb mat to do this sort of work.
Second, has anyone any experience of using "magnesia block" for fine assembly work like this. It is advertised on American jewellery sites on the web, but I can't find a supplier in the UK, so have not tried it, but it looks promising. It would have the advantage that the holes can be any size and put anywhere. The honeycomb mat has a pre determined grid pattern.
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