Sunday, February 1, 2015

Riveting.

 

 

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I made a riveting helper.

Very simple, just a 6mm steel rod filed to a point and with a cup indentation made into it with a 2 mm ball frazer.

 

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Close up.

I also polished the inside.

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I’m just holding this with spring tweezers for the photo, because  spring tweezers are much more pretty than my hands, trust me on this one.

Anyway, now I use a small ball hammer to peen the end of the rivet over.

The cup keeps the rivet round and also stops anything from slipping and going chiiing!

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The steel point just fits into a hole so I can change it out and use other sizes and shapes for different type of rivets.

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Where this method works nicely is with a titanium pendant like this, because no heat can be applied and if you slip once and scratch the titanium, it’s start over factories.

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Here is another one where it was used five times on one pendant.

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No scratches on these earrings.

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‘Ol Schpeckels likes to crawl under things.

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He crackles up a storm when he’s like this.

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Job packets are his best.

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When he gets his head into a cup he sings at the top of his voice

Gives new meaning to the phrase “liking the sound of your own voice”

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