It might not quite be the first time ever, but today I used a Third Hand for its intended purpose – soldering! In the past I’ve melted or otherwise fragged many of the standard crocodile clips that come with these useful devices. This sort is modular though, and I persuaded it to holda pair of locking tweezers. Now I can hold parts for soldering with my blowtorch, without worrying about the holding device being destroyed in the process! It does look a little silly though.
Speaking of setting yourself up for success, I used the tail of the evening to tidy away the chaos of a week’s making, lined up the photo booth, props and subjects, and otherwise got everything together to shoot the finished products tomorrow morning: earrings, cufflinks, and a lovely delicate necklace. I can’t wait to share!