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This is Riveting
« on: October 10, 2007, 03:15:36 PM »
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I'm going to try my hand at scratch building plate girder type bridge.

What are your tips for creating the rivets?   Oh, and if you're going to mention cutting slices off of a piece of .010 rod and glueing them on.. save your typing.  Sadly, I'm just NOT that patient!   ;D

I thought of a pin, a nail, a wire?  But I'm looking for tips, no pun intented :)

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Re: This is Riveting
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2007, 03:31:09 PM »
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1. A "pounce wheel" on .005" styrene or aluminum foil.

2. If the rivets are too far apart to suit you, try making your own "pounce wheel" using a watch gear.

These rivets were made using the latter method on foil:



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Re: This is Riveting
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2007, 04:05:35 PM »
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This is my favorite web article on the subject. Although aimed at large scale plane modelers, the techniques should translate to any modeling scale or subject. Many home-brew and commercially available tools are discussed, along with illustrated examples of each.

http://www.largescaleplanes.com/tips/RatoMarczak/riveting_1/riveting_1.html

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Re: This is Riveting
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2007, 04:11:30 PM »
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Great link Pedro.  That just about covers any type of rivets you want to make.
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Re: This is Riveting
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2007, 04:46:37 PM »
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This is my favorite web article on the subject. Although aimed at large scale plane modelers, the techniques should translate to any modeling scale or subject. Many home-brew and commercially available tools are discussed, along with illustrated examples of each.

http://www.largescaleplanes.com/tips/RatoMarczak/riveting_1/riveting_1.html

Pedro

Wow, that is a good article.  Consider it bookmarked!

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Re: This is Riveting
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2007, 06:30:27 PM »
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Micro-Mark sells a tool called "The Riveter". A quick search at http://www.micromark.com will turn it up. It's about 55 bucks. I've never used it, by the way.

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Re: This is Riveting
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2007, 07:01:16 PM »
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Micro-Mark sells a tool called "The Riveter". A quick search at http://www.micromark.com will turn it up. It's about 55 bucks. I've never used it, by the way.

The Riveter is an add-on component to the SensiPress, which you'll need to use the Riveter. Tack on an additional $95 for it. I've heard good things about that combo, from guys who make lots of rivets.

Maybe Chris will explain his etching process for making rivet plate.
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