Soldering and other skills (was Re: QL-Quality (Was: ZX-81 Question))

From: John Honniball <>
Date: Sun Mar 31 08:13:08 2002

"R. D. Davis" wrote:
> ... First practice with some wire; create a
> few Western Union joints and get the knack creating a good solder
> joint.

Now that's something I've never heard of -- what's a "Western
Union" joint? Some kind of wire splice?

> Learning to solder properly is not difficult. I was given a soldering
> iron and Radio Shack P-Box kits to build as a young child, when I was
> in elementary school.

I must have had my first soldering iron at the age of 11 or
thereabouts. But my first kits were Philips non-soldering

John Honniball
Received on Sun Mar 31 2002 - 08:13:08 BST

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