He advised me to laugh at the ruler, the ferrule, and the rod.
This method of tinning the ferrule will spoil the wiping solder.
It should be beaten in very slowly until it fits the ferrule.
A flat pan is laid on the bench and the ferrule stood upon it.
The ferrule will look black when this happens and will thus be recognized.
Take some rosin and put it on the exposed part of the ferrule.
Now the lead pipe that has previously been prepared is fitted into the ferrule.
The lead must be attached to the ferrule by means of a wiped joint.
Its ferrule followed lightly on the path, squealing at his heels.
"Nothing hollow about this, at any rate," he said, after examining the ferrule closely.