Connectors Soldered!

I did manage to solder the connectors to the ends of the copper tubes for the variable capacitor. Don’t even bother trying this with a soldering iron as there is just not enough heat.I clamped the connectors in my vise then stacked the pipe on top. A propane torch did the heating. Warm it up for about 30 seconds then start applying solder. Once it is nice and hot the solder will wick up nicely. Keep applying solder and work your way around the connector till done. Let them cool completely before handling as they are hot! The resultant joints looks mechanically solid. On to the PE film wrapping!

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