Hey. In case you haven't seen it, there is a great
tip on using a old solder wick holder (the plastic
kind) to wind solder onto to make it easy to hold
and dispence while using it. It also prevents the
terrible snarl of solder that accumulates on the
large solder spools and leaves almost no waste on
the bench. Here is the link.
http://www.rfcafe.com/references/electr ... ng-tip.htm