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  1. Offset Wire Joints

    Offset Wire Joints

    A quick demo of how to join a pair of wires without heatshrinking the individual wires. Also good for up to 6 way cable without too much trouble.
  2. Wire Joining - Interleave Method - YouTube

    Wire Joining - Interleave Method - YouTube

    Joining two wires by interleaving the strands and soldering the joint. How well the ends interleave will depend on the number of wire strands and their thick...
  3. Wire Joining - Butt / Lap Method - YouTube

    Wire Joining - Butt / Lap Method - YouTube

    Joining two wires by tinning the ends first, then soldering them together. This is the way I do most of my joints.
  4. BradsXmasLights

    Simple soldering support for cable joining

    I've discovered this excellent support method for quickly soldering large cables together (without having them move around)... One metal fixing plate + some strong hard drive magnets. View: https://twitter.com/BradsXmasLights/status/917318473478320128 Positioning the join between the gaps...
  5. Sydney Mini 2017 - Useful Tools for Christmas Lighting

    Sydney Mini 2017 - Useful Tools for Christmas Lighting

    Presented by keithsw1111. A range of helpful tools to make your life easier/safer in this hobby.
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