Copper rivets

1 Oct

I posted about copper riveting here: Copper Nail Resources  The rivets I put in the lid are really just decorative, but here’s how installed them.

Just make sure you have something hard to press the nail head into to avoid banging out the nail when you mushroom the cut off nail. Oh and I used a metal file to smooth things off a bit and get the mushrooming started.

I bought the rove tool here: Faering Design

2 Responses to “Copper rivets”

  1. Trialanderror October 1, 2013 at 5:43 am #

    Looks great! This is very similar to ‘peening’ the brass pins on a straight razor. There is a wealth of relevant advice on the razor-making forums/YouTube that you’d find useful for this, but it seems you have the technique down!

    • Marilyn October 1, 2013 at 6:41 am #

      That’s interesting! I would have never guess that there are brass pins on straight razor. I’ll take a look.

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