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This is how to make rivets out of nails. In the photo you can see them being used on a hatchet. These are easy to make and are pretty cheap.
You need -thick nails -a hammer -a hacksaw -a drill and drill bits as big as the nails -something to use it on
Drill a hole through whatever you will use it on that is as wide as the nail
Now you need to put a nail through the hole. Make a mark with a sharpie on the nail that is about 1/8 of an inch from the wood.
Cut the nail at the mark you made with a hacksaw.
Put the nail through the hole again. Then hit the end until it mushrooms out and you can't pull the nail out. Make sure the nail doesn't bend. You cou...
I have used rivets like these in many projects. One of my other instructables used it to hold a hatchet head to the handle and it worked perfectly. I ...
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Brass/Copper would look as nice or nicer than a Nail but It's a Very neat idea….Ever thought to use the Tinners riveting tools to set the rivet & then round the other side ? Seems tht a Nail would be almost the same O.D as a Tinners rivet would'nt it ?
Thanks, Krinkov. It is useful to know that.
You are both right. They are made of soft steel but they are also hard. The process of making them work hardens the nails. Just heat them up an let them cool in the air and they will be soft again.
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