Does your roll of copper foil come unspooled as you work? Does this upset you as much as it does me? Or at least it did until one day I got smart. Okay, so it took more than one day for smartness to hit me. But I'm old.
Thinking about it as I patiently rewound the lovely ribbon, I decided to see how others solved the problem. Easy, I found... merely purchase a foil dispenser. About $15 on Amazon, more or less elsewhere. But then I read someone's idea of using a can of beans, well that someone used beans, but when I tried it all I had was chopped tomatoes. Didn't matter, it worked!
Put the can in the center of the foil spool and let it unwind. Wonderful. Saved me $15, the price of another sheet of glass.
But then the day came when I didn't have a can of tomatoes, or beans or anything that would fit. What to do? What to do?
Well, that's when the smartness rose up and yelled for attention. Simple... use the coil of solder.
Yup... I'll add a photo to show my solution. Just bend the end of the solder down and across and let it control the foil as you gently pull the strip off.
50%.jpg 197.27K 24 downloads Darn, pretty small ain't it. Well, look close and use your own smartness.
That was easy... saved you some money... made me feel useful.