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Tinker's dam

Posted by Phil Skogmo on January 12, 2002

I've heard that a tinker's dam is a small amount of some kind of paste that the tinker places around the hole or crack in the pewter. The dam serves to keep the solder in one place until the solder can fill the hole or crack. After the operation, the dam useless and is thrown away.

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