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Setting odd shaped rivets

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I just got some exciting new rivets but looking at them I'm not sure exactly what to use to set them. The ones I am having the most confusion about is some round pyramid ones. All of the setting tools I have are either domed or flat. Also got some resin ones and fake diamond ones that I'm afraid might break using normal methods. Any hints there?

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1 hour ago, Randatso said:

Any hints there?

You will be more likely to get help if you can post some pics of the rivets in question.

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Lay them pyramid side down on a piece of scrap leather then set them with your hammer. The scrap leather will give a little and won’t damage the rivet.

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On 1/16/2019 at 1:07 PM, Randatso said:

I just got some exciting new rivets but looking at them I'm not sure exactly what to use to set them. The ones I am having the most confusion about is some round pyramid ones. All of the setting tools I have are either domed or flat. Also got some resin ones and fake diamond ones that I'm afraid might break using normal methods. Any hints there?

In the past I have lathed down a piece of nylon 1" rod to fit my press and the give in it works alright. Nowdays I'd probably just print them in the 3D printer which would allow me a few more various shapes/dome sizes etc.

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Just to be sure I am talking about rivets like the red glass ones in these pictures below

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