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« on: April 30, 2015 06:46:11 PM »

I bought these snap locks for the wallets I am making. They arrived without rivets to fasten the male part. Dose anyone know what kind of rivets would fit? The seller did not help, I asked the seller to send me a picture of matching rivet but he/she never sent it. Any help would be much appreciated!

« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2016 12:19:28 AM »

you can get pop rivets at the hardware store.  You also need a pop rivet gun to apply them, but once you have it, you'll find lots of uses.

You can make your own rivets with soft wire that just fits the hole.  Cut it a bit longer than the thickness you're joining.  Use an awl to make a hole and put the wire in.  Place on a solid hard surface and tap with a hammer so the end mushrooms bigger than the hole.  Flip it over and hammer again.

or do it the easy way Grin and get 2-part rivets.  
The post should about the same length as the thickness you're joining, and the head larger than the diameter of the hole in the finding.  
for example, see http://www.ebay.com/itm/100-Pack-of-Brass-Plate-MEDIUM-DOUBLE-CAP-RIVETS-1373-11-Tandy-Leather-Rivet-/231972472072?hash=item3602a30508:g:01cAAOSwnLdWqjBW
I haven't ordered from this seller, I'm just using this as an example.
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