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Topic: Having some problems with this heavy duty snap kit...HELP!  (Read 13842 times)
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« on: February 02, 2009 02:53:32 PM »

Ok I bought some snaps to put on a wallet over the weekend...
I went to try it out on a scrap piece because I've never used snaps before...
I thought I followed the instructions like it said until it came to actually attaching it with the tools that came with it...what tool am i supposed to use?  I tried just using one, and it says hammer...i did.  I did both sides and it doesn't snap...the posts are still sort of up and in the way...i don't know exactly how much to hammer, which tool to use, or what i'm doing wrong...

Here's the brand and name of the snap:

Here's the instructions on the back:

And here's all the pieces plus the tools:

I really need to know how to do this...I need to finish this wallet b/c I have like 8 more to make...
Thanks ahead of time!

« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2009 07:57:05 AM »

I don't know if this will help much, but I did see Michell Beschen set snaps into leather on this episode of B Original.

« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2009 01:25:00 PM »

I'll try to help.

A - Take the "decorative/pretty" part of the snap (bottom left in the picture) and push the post through the hole. The decorative/pretty part should be on the outside of the wallet flap.

B - Place the decorative/pretty part on top of the "anvil". Make sure it is on the smooth side of the anvil (that is the round piece above the "attaching tool" and the hole puncher in the picture, it is upside down in the picture).

C - Place the "socket" part of the snap (top left) over the post. Make sure the bowl side is up (so just like it is in the picture.

D - Place the "attaching tool" (bottom right) on top of the post with the end that is on the right in the picture on the end of the post. The little tip that you can just barely see in the picture should sort of "fit" into the end of the post.

E - Whack the end of the "attaching tool" with a hammer several times. The post should split and spread out holding the socket side of the snap in place.

F - Repeat with the other side of the snap. The flat part of the snap should be "inside the wallet" with the post sticking out to the outside. Place the anvil with the raised side up (the way it is in the picture) inside the wallet , under the snap. Place the "stud" side of the snap over the post (as it is in the picture). Place the tip of the "attaching tool" on top of the post and hit the tool with the hammer. Again the post will split and spread out.

How much to hammer? The post should split and spread so the the sides of the post are flat against the snap.
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