Thanks for all the positive remarks on the video. I had to clean my garage to a sorta clean state so I could shoot this video. The vid took about 10 minutes to shoot and it took 10 hours to clean the garage to a point there was enough room for me to have a little corner to work on "stuff" and for the wife to park her car.
WV - I like the idea of having a hard, non-conductive surface on which to cut. I will have to keep that in the back of my mind for when I build a work table. The tip on placing the soldering iron down in a safe place is a good one. I made a custom holder for mine that attaches to the wall (think coiled metal coat hanger wire, 2 washers and 2 screws). It works like a charm for holding the hot pointy tool away from nylon and skin.
GvilleDave - I will be at the hang SwampFox is putting together for this Nov. - Info Here . Are you gonna try to make this one? Hope to see many people from SC at this one.
BurningCedar- You are right about the metal pulling the heat from the iron, but I am not fast at anything I do so this is not much of a problem for me. I had the straight edge from another project so it is what I use (I am not much of a fan of single purpose tools).
LonelyRaven & Alamosa- The sewing and the cleaning and the time just to get away and do this is what really slow me down. By the time I get thru with work and the kids activities and my school work, i don't have much energy to do much of anything. But I am trying.
bdbart - glad I could give you another excuse to make something. (like you really needed an excuse.)
Bomber - I won't ask why but I will ask, "was it painful?"