Re: SMD soldering aids for small boards

Jim Sheldon

If I'd thought to look for those hold down devices, I'd probably have done it like that.  I like Steve Weber's one with the toothpick and also that bent wire job with a handful of fishing weights hanging off it to provide tension.  I might just have to build one of those out of a stick of that .050" music wire.  I have a set of special wire bending pliers designed for putting just those types of complex bends in the stuff.  My aluminum bar system, though elegant is probably totally overkill.  LOL

Jim - W0EB

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From: "n5ib@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...>
Sent: 8/9/2017 10:05:46 AM
Subject: Re: SMD soldering aids for small boards

Jim's post reminded me I have some old photos of a few gadgets for SMD work. A couple by me, some from Steve Weber and others. The "famous" one is N4EEE's  "Goofy Lookin' Goose Shaped Surface Mount Holder Downer Doofus"  Google "SMD Doofus" and see what pops up.

I posted them to an Album in the Photos area "SMD soldering aids"

I like Jim's box with the sides.
There are quite a few parts still on the lam in the carpet beneath my work table  :^))  

Jim, N5IB

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