Beginning is the hardest part. Today my hope is to build the board for the amp. I got things all ready to go. The soldering iron is heated up, I have a new supply of desoldering braid and solder, so I think I’m good to go. I’m building in the garage so I’m able to load my Jobey sitter up with my favourite English blend and enjoy the build. I’m starting with the bottom/back of the board and wiring in the grounds. I like to strip a half inch lead then hold it against the two eyelets and mark it with a Sharpy. I then clip the wire half inch past the mark and fit it in place. Once all the grounds are in place, I check the over a couple times, puff the pipe and check again. Only then do I solder them in place. Then do the same with the + wires. Once all is in place I flip the board and clip off all the excess lead. I’m now ready to populate the top side…after a break.