(EXAMPLE)- 1/4" leather thickness, should I use a 5/16" rivet post length and compress only to1/4" or compress further? Or should I use a 1/4" rivet on 1/4" leather thickness? I have no idea and I am wasting rivets and leather.
I am trying to properly rivet two pieces of leather together that are each 8-10 oz.weight, the total thickness of leather is roughly 1/4"-5/16" thick... should I use 1/4" or 5/16" post length rivet or what? And how far do I compress the rivets? Hope I make sense.
This rivet setting, (as small of a step as it is), is getting on my nerves... its sometimes ruining my projects. I have noticed even using my rivet setting machine that sometimes the rivets bend or appear slanted(maybe compressing too far but if I don't compress far enough they don't hold well. Maybe its just using too long a rivet?),
There has to be an easy formula or procedure to do this right. So that the rivets hold well, finish out straight and look good. PLEASE, PLEASE HELP. I appreciate it a lot. I really like the look of jiffy rivets and already have a mess that I want to use. I have tried tubular and others but don't like the look.---Jason
Edited by Dragonfly, 23 February 2009 - 11:17 PM.