The last big solder job / by Tayja Danger

Such a productive day! Made an appointment with my professor and today we bound and soldered all the cast minis and the base onto the body.  This is a HUGE moment! It's finally all soldered in place--no more hot glue or sticky wax holding it together! 

 Getting it set up to solder. You can see how carefully we had to bind this--it took probably 45 minutes and at least 10 yards of steel wire

Getting it set up to solder. You can see how carefully we had to bind this--it took probably 45 minutes and at least 10 yards of steel wire

Then I faced and overcame my fears and soldered a closed form by myself-- two different parts actually--  and both times it flowed like a dream and nothing exploded (yes that is a concern)! 

So relieved to be (mostly) done soldering on this beast. I just have one little flower that needs to be tacked back on, but I have a plan for how to tackle that tomorrow. So excited that I just had to share my progress and excitement! 

 I've still got to get the lid fitting just right, it's a little tight still, but it's close 

I've still got to get the lid fitting just right, it's a little tight still, but it's close