I have an antique oil lamp that has been converted to electricity. The lamp socket was screwed into the base but has only a couple of threads. Is there a way to solder it lightly without making a big mess? I just read about something called JB Weld. Has anyone ever used it?
JB Weld is a two part epoxy adhesive. You'll need a fairly large contact area to make it hold. Alternatively, you could probably solder it using lead acid solder, if you can clean the surfaces to be soldered thoroughly.