Tips for taking your work to the next level

Check to make sure flat surfaces are truly flat. Take a piece of 400-grit sandpaper, place it flat on your work surface, and sand both sides of your piece. If the sanding pattern is uneven, where there are spots that are not sanded, then it isn’t flat. Cutting and...

Get out Quickly – Soldering Tip

What does “get out quickly” have to do with soldering? Recently I have noticed a number of students having trouble with their solder joins. They are seeing their solder flow, but when testing the strength of the solder join – like flaring a ring – the join fails....

Staying on Track: Part 3 – Getting the Work Done

It is all fine and good to have your projects and tasks listed out. And even better if they are prioritized. But if you don’t or can’t act on them, then what was the point? To make you feel bad? NO. Part 1 of this series was about getting all the information on paper....