I'v finally decided to upgrade my soldering setup to include a new TS100 iron, a stand with built-in solder spool, a brass solder cleaner, a silicone solder mat, and a small locking container for small parts (think Plano box).
My plan is to basically bolt all this stuff to a piece of plywood to create a portable soldering station. Attaching the stand, cleaner can, and container should be simple enough with some short wood screws and a few well placed holes (another idea is some threaded inserts with machine bolts).
We now come to why I'm posting. I would like to attach the solder mat to the board so it can be stored vertically (VERY small workspace with very little horizontal square footage but lots of vertical wall space), but as we all know, the only thing that sticks to silicone is silicone.
Any ideas how I could attach the mat securely but also have it be removable for replacement? I've googled "bond silicone to wood" and that was unhelpful, plus would be more permanent than I'm looking for. I was thinking about small grommets with the aforementioned threaded inserts and bolts, or maybe snaps (like on a jacket), but I'm worried that the silicone will split were the grommets/snaps get attached.
Any advice for a novice maker? Thanks all!
Here's my parts list for the curious:
XOOL Heat Insulating Silicone Repair Mat: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06Y5KRFYR/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Delcast SL-WST Soldering Caddy: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00LXL6AHM/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Coiled Brass Tip Cleaner: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B076X1NYBB/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Adjustable Circuit Board clamp: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00Q2TTQEE/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05_s04?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Crappy Helping Hands (plan to upgrade to a proper Kotto kit soon): https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002PIA6Z4/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05_s03?ie=UTF8&psc=1