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    Default Revolving stand recommendations

    I would really like a revolving stand for soldering and I bought the black budget version from Cookson's, which I had to return. It didn't spin smoothly and kept flicking back to the starting position if I let go, so does anyone have one that they can recommend? I don't want to have to return another one.
    Thanks so much

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    I'm the queen of cheap so feel free to not take my advice, but I bought a Lazy Susan bearing, the part that does the turning, for around £3 on ebay. I put a round tin lid from a charity shop on top - it has a diameter of 7" - and once there's a spare bench block inside and then a soldering block on top of that I find it's heavy enough to be stable and I can spin it with no fear of causing myself any harm. It could equally be filled with pumice or I can use whatever block suits the job in hand. Before I was given the spare bench block I used to use a soldering block alone and that in itself was heavy enough to sufficiently weight it down but I do try and be a bit safely conscious

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    Ooh, that sounds interesting. I'm going to go on Ebay now and take a look. Thanks. That's a great idea!

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    I do think there's a lot of marketing around what's necessary, once you add the word jewellery to a search the price goes up hugely.

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    Yep that's the way to go, I have made several over the years

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    Iíve ordered one on eBay so thank you.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Susie View Post
    I’ve ordered one on eBay so thank you.


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    You're welcome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by misspond View Post
    I'm the queen of cheap so feel free to not take my advice, but I bought a Lazy Susan bearing, the part that does the turning, for around £3 on ebay. I put a round tin lid from a charity shop on top - it has a diameter of 7" - and once there's a spare bench block inside and then a soldering block on top of that I find it's heavy enough to be stable and I can spin it with no fear of causing myself any harm. It could equally be filled with pumice or I can use whatever block suits the job in hand. Before I was given the spare bench block I used to use a soldering block alone and that in itself was heavy enough to sufficiently weight it down but I do try and be a bit safely conscious
    Sorry to be so dim MissP but what is a bench block?
    Nick

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    Ah well, as I'm here I might as well jump in. A bench block is a heavy steel plate, normally used for hammering on.

    https://www.cooksongold.com/Jeweller...cks&channel=uk.

    For its more common use it is put on a sand bag, thick folded cloth, or blanket to dampen the noise. Dennis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Susie View Post
    I would really like a revolving stand for soldering and I bought the black budget version from Cookson's, which I had to return. It didn't spin smoothly and kept flicking back to the starting position if I let go, so does anyone have one that they can recommend? I don't want to have to return another one.
    Thanks so much
    Susie, If you don't feel like improvising, you could go for an inexpensive version from Walsh: https://www.hswalsh.com/categories/r...stands-hearths Dennis.

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