In case you’ve been worried.

Spud has made it through the spaying op.


It’s been hard.

Touch and go really.

But what a trouper.


The rest period was tricky.

She had to find it wherever she could.

But the collar’s off and now she’s ready to go.

In other news.

I’ve started putting a small amount of flux in a small lidded jar which helps considerably with the stuff drying out.


I use Wolverine Ultra Flux, but it dries out so quickly and however many times I regurgitate it (yes I know that’s not the right word, but it sounds so good), it just dries out again and again and again.

By putting a small amount of it in a jar it just seems to remain workable a lot longer and is a lot less annoying.



That’s my tip of the day folks.

Unbelievably remarkable, but true.

Also, I’ve just tried out this Firescoff stuff.


I bought the small bottle of it, and you might wish to do the same, but really, I didn’t find it that brilliant.

It was expensive and it didn’t last that long.

Perhaps I’m not worthy of testing its significance, but I honestly didn’t see that much difference in it keeping my work clean.

I have, however, started covering the whole surface of the silver I’m soldering with flux and that does seem to make a big difference.

So it’s up to you.

To Scoff or not to Scoff.

That is the question.

Whether ’tis Nobler in the mind to suffer

The Slings and Arrows of outrageous Firescale

Or to take Arms against a Sea of troubles,

Yada Yada Yada.

Only you know the secret to the black magic box…

One thought on “Update

  1. Spud looks pretty content. They seem to recover very quickly. I hate firescale. I have had to sand it off a number of times. You can’t hide it. I try not to work too hot but……
    I’m confused. Are you back on WordPress?

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