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Newbie rivet question

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Practice makes perfect I know but wonder if there are secrets to putting in domed rivets without smashing the dome. I've filled scraps with rivets and at about 80% success by putting a piece of leather over the dome. I have a domed rivet setter also. I'm so anxious about starting a project and messing up this part of the job and marring the leather.  I appreciate any help.

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go onto ebay; you can get bars which have a concave dome on the end for for setting domed rivets. Make sure its the right size for the rivet you want to use; bigger is ok but not smaller

eg; http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mushroom-Rivet-Tool-Domed-Decoration-Leather-4mm-5mm-6mm-7mm-8mm-9mm-10mm-12mm-/121692760737?var=&hash=item1c55742aa1

Edited by fredk

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proper tool fixes problem

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Thank you very much both of you.  Duh.....

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