How toCut Solder Pallions
12 steps
What you’ll need
Sheet Solder
Bench Block
Sheet Of Paper With A Crease
Bench Shears
Rawhide Mallet
Solder Storage Container
Sharpie
Draw a line on the sheet solder about 1/4in from edge
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Using your shear, cut narrow strips up to the sharpie line.
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Cut narrow strips all the way across the sheet. Your strips will curl up. Not to worry!
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Using your rawhide mallet and steel bench block carefully hammer the curled strips flat.
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Hammer across the entire sheet to flatten.
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You are ready to cut your pallions!
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Using your finger as a stop, cut the pallions taking care to not cut your finger tip!
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Your finger should help keep the pallions from popping around as you cut them.
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Continue across the entire length of the sheet. Do this over the sheet of paper to catch them.
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You should have a varied assortment of pallion sizes.
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Gather all the cut pallions into the center of the paper fold.
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And dump them into the correct solder storage (I did my medium solder here). And you are DONE!
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