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Bolt assembly hint

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Here's a convenient way to hold a nut in position to thread it on an out-of-reach bolt. Wrap the end of a length of lead solder around the nut. Using the free end of the solder as a handle, place the nut over the bolt and start the threading. The job can be finished by tightening up from the opposite side with a screwdriver. This method allows positioning of the nut while the thread is started, but will not grip the nut so tight that the solder can't be removed for the final tightening.

Charles J. Boutell, W5YSC/9.