Riveting Using Compression Rivets
Compression rivets, or snap rivets, are easily closed with a rivet setter. Learn how to use this handy tool in our step-by-step technique!
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If you want the tag link to be centered, first measure the width of the bracelet and mark the center to ensure correct placement of the tag link.
Place the tag link at the center of the bracelet. Mark both of the holes with a marker.
Lay the leather bracelet down onto the Poly Cutting Board. You will be using the 5/64"" punch, which is the smallest punch in the leather punch set. Using a 1 lb brass hammer, hit the top of the leather punch with one or two good hard blows or until you have punched through the leather.
Repeat step 3 to punch the second hole into the leather bracelet.
To rivet the tag link to the leather bracelet, set a post component through one of the holes from the underside of the leather.
Place a rivet cap onto post and squeeze the two components gently to engage. Set post onto the dot anvil (flat side up).
Place the concave side of the rivet setter tool over the rivet cap. Using a 1 lb brass hammer, hit the top of the rivet setter tool with one solid blow.
Repeat steps 5-7 for the other side of the tag link. Congratulations! You have completed your riveted piece.
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