Posted by ESC on February 07, 2002
In Reply to: Tinker's dam posted by John McHugh on February 06, 2002
: What I learned from my daddy, almost seventy years ago, was
that a "tinker's dam" was a small piecd of clay to hold the solder
on a pan until the solder cooled and set.
: You would not make a dam out of solder. It is what you melt to mend or tie something together either mechanically or to make a good electrical connection.
: At least you did not write that it was the "profane language"
of the lowly tinker. Heck, he had to be a craftsman to do his work.
: Thanks for the link.
That sounds like a good explanation to me.