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Old 08-04-2002, 02:01 AM
william rogers william rogers is offline
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Larry is right on,I owned a machine shop many years ago and then was silversmith for twenty some years so used a hammer a lot.I would use a high quality small ball peen hammer that I had polished all the nicks and mill marks from (high buff).When you strike the rivit pull the hammer slightly toward you just as you make contact with it work around it in this manner.Buy half a handfull of rivits at a hardware store and practice,you will be suprised after a bit how good a head can be formed and you will have learned a skill that is usefull for many other projects...... William Rogers.....
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