patience and willingness to learn AND understand what you're doing is key in soldering
I started off by watching video's.. lots..
then got a scrapboard to dump a nand, a 15W iron for 10€, first setup here:http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h245/jelle2503/p1910091329.jpg
looked like $#!t.. but got 3 matching dumps so i knew i was good
moved on to do some more JTAG setups, all working fine...
then got my first customer with 93450.. very nerv wrecking, but I told him i'd be able to do it (i disclaimed to him, there was a possibility I could mess up due to my lack of skills)http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h245/jelle2503/P10-12-09_1509-1.jpg
(first time I had cut traces)
then soldered in a Cygnosv2 in a brand new Jasper 16MB.. very nerv wrecking.. but surprisingly all went OK, looked like I have some talent (< first soldering job that looked OK, all shiny solder and proper connections, wires neatly organized)
First brick I made was the Liteon 73450 from that same Jasper 16MB, after having done 6 JTAG setups, and 5 new liteons.. still don't know why I messed it up.. used a glassfiber pen first time so I suppose that was the issue, something must've bridged, so i now just scrape the tracks I solder to.