Place a small amount of paste solder along the drawn shaft line on each feather. Press the shaft wire into the solder, making sure the tip of the wire does not go past the end point of the drawn line. Note: If desired, the wire can be placed the full length of the feather. If this is done, the wire must be cut at least a half inch (12mm) longer.
Heat until the solder flows. Cool and then check to make sure the full length of the wire is adhered the feather. Place a bit more paste solder in those places where the wire is not adhered and re-solder. Use a solder pick to press the wire down into the molten solder where needed.
Pro Tip: Transferring the pieces to a bench block will help them to cool more quickly.