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Adapting the encaustic painting iron for left hand usage

If you are left-handed you may find the flex that comes out of the iron's right-hand side is a problem when working at some angles. Here is a way to adapt the iron using a small saw to cut the plastic and then some tape to secure the flex. Lets hope it helps!
1. Cut a notch in the plastic handle using a small fine saw blade 2. Fix the handle to the iron's base 3. Bend the flex quite tightly into the handle's groove. Hold it there!
4. Continue holding as you unsnap the handle. Use self adhesive tape to fix the flex roughly in position 5. Re-fix the handle to the base then feed the flex inside and round the groove, finally coming out of the sawn notch 6. Tape the flex firmly into place and the cable should now be out of your way for good

...and finally, if you want even more of the cable out of the way simple wrap it gently around your forearm or even drape it over your left shoulder.

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7. The iron stands perfectly. 8. Now it's easy for a left-hander!
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