Soldering Iron Stand (Made Out Of Wire)
Soldering Iron Stand (Made Out Of Wire)
Hello, I have a couple soldering irons, but no stand; I occasionally solder various stuff and i seem to always be using a make-shift, unsafe items to hold the iron.... When I saw this challenge it prompted me to build a stand out of wire. This is my first instructable, so any constructive critisism who be appreciated! Thanks!

This is a Soldering iron stand made out of 18 AWG wire.

Items you will need

- Soldering iron
- Solder
- Saftey glasses
- 18 AWG wire or larger.... it needs to be uninsulated wire!
- Ruler or alternate measuring devise
- A couple of heavy duty pliers
- optional ... a handy vise with alligator clips
- Wire cutters

Step 1: How to straighten the wire!

Soldering Iron Stand (Made Out Of Wire)
Soldering Iron Stand (Made Out Of Wire)
Soldering Iron Stand (Made Out Of Wire)
First off the wire needs to be straight. Do the following in order to achieve this!

- Cut off a couple feet of wire
- Grip one end of the wire with pliers, then wrap the wire around the pliers a couple times
- Then do the same thing with the other end of the wire and other set of pliers
- Put one end on the ground and stand on it
- Grab the other end with both hands and pull hard
- You will actually feel the wire stretch a little bit
- At this point you now have made the wire straight

Step 2: Assembling the stand!

Soldering Iron Stand (Made Out Of Wire)
Soldering Iron Stand (Made Out Of Wire)
Now that we have straight wire, we can start cutting pieces. You can can make it whatever size you want to but I will give you the measurements of mine.

First off for the base I used

- 2 4" inch pieces
- 2 2" inch pieces

- Just make a rectangle and solder all four corners!

Step 3: Assembly!

Soldering Iron Stand (Made Out Of Wire)
Soldering Iron Stand (Made Out Of Wire)
- Now cut two 3" inch pieces and solder them on as the picture shows

- This is where the vise makes it easier to hold the piece of wire for you!

Step 4: Assembly

Soldering Iron Stand (Made Out Of Wire)
- Now cut another 2" inch piece

- and cut a 2.5" piece... on this piece I put a bend in it to cradle the iron, I bent it around the Iron.

Step 5: Assembly

Soldering Iron Stand (Made Out Of Wire)
Soldering Iron Stand (Made Out Of Wire)
- cut two 1 3/4" inch pieces and solder them on as shown in the photo

Step 6: Assembly

Soldering Iron Stand (Made Out Of Wire)
- now cut two 1.5" inch pieces
- cut one 2" inch piece
- solder them on as shown in the picture

Step 7: Last Assembly Step!

Soldering Iron Stand (Made Out Of Wire)
Soldering Iron Stand (Made Out Of Wire)
- cut two 4 1/8" inch pieces
- solder them on as shown in the picture



Step 8: All Done!! Disclaimer!

Soldering Iron Stand (Made Out Of Wire)
Soldering Iron Stand (Made Out Of Wire)
Soldering Iron Stand (Made Out Of Wire)
Soldering Iron Stand (Made Out Of Wire)
DISCLAIMER:

I built this stand for my soldering iron. No hot part of my iron touches the metal stand, so there's no possibility that the solder joints could melt. You can customize this very easily to tailer it to your Soldering Iron.

Good luck and thanks for looking!!



 
 

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