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Old 01-11-2018, 09:49 PM
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Can someone tell me if these tools are for hot rivets, and how do I use them? I have a couple of forges and I have wanted to learn how to do rivets for a long time. I picked up these rivet tools on ebay but not sure if they are for hot steel rivets or not, and not sure exactly how to use them with the various holes and cups. I got some small steel rivets too.
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Old 01-11-2018, 09:51 PM
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BigB, Yes, those are rivet setters. I always used them on copper rivets in leather, but I think they would work for steel rivets too.
In leather, you have the rivet, and a washer (not sure what the proper name is). You punch a hole in the leather, put the solid rivet up through both pieces that are being bound, then put the washer over the end of the rivet. The rivet is tapered on the end so the washer will go over, but usually not slide down to touch your leather. The deep socket on your rivet set is placed over the end of the rivet and the washer driven down tight against the leather. Then the cup part of the set is used to make a nice round bead, swelled to prevent the washer from coming off. I used them to repair driving harness and bridle headstalls back when I fed cows with a team of mules.

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Old 01-12-2018, 09:22 PM
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Thanks for the info oledog, I watched some you tubes and will try may hand at making some rivets and tools as well. Seems once you get that rivet hot you only get one shot at smashing it properly before it cools.
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Late to the party..

What are you riveting that you want hot rivets really becomes the first question?

What size rivets do you want to use?
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What are you riveting that you want hot rivets really becomes the first question?

What size rivets do you want to use?
Right now I just make crosses, tongs are next on the list. I want to make rivets because,....well because I really like them! Eventually I plan to make cabinet hardware and maybe incorporate rivets for looks or maybe even functional ones. It is just something that fascinates me so I want to do it. Purely hobby.
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Old 02-21-2018, 08:17 PM
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Here are some phony rivets I made from some carriage bolts to hold the top on this head board, I really like the look. (Yes those are two tiny rifles laying there)
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Here is a head set that Dad made from an old chisel or punch. He used it in his orthopedic shop until it was so small that he couldn't hold it any longer. Apparently it was his favorite.
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Go watch the videos I made on YouTube jlp services inc

There are links on here somewhere.. There are nail making videos, bolt (rivets are the same as bolts when making them) making, and tong making..

Please subscribe and like the videos..

Here is one on tong making posted just a little while ago.. Rivets, bolts and nails are very easy.. There are complete steps in the videos..


https://youtu.be/fn5PoPkbRzA

Forget the sets you have.. Those are for smallish rivet heads.. There are standards for rivet heads and it would be good for you to know.. if the shape or more modern rivets is what you are after they still used dies for a clean head shape.. I have found free form you can get pretty close to the same head for looks but it will not work if you are making steam boilers.. You need full swages for this..
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Here is a head set that Dad made from an old chisel or punch. He used it in his orthopedic shop until it was so small that he couldn't hold it any longer. Apparently it was his favorite.
That is cool.. Thanks for sharing it..
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