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Forum topic by DerekW posted 03-25-2019 12:00 AM 229 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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DerekW

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03-25-2019 12:00 AM

I want to make a golden ratio gauge using some scrap exotic hardwoods that I have laying around. I’ve been toying with idea of using brass rivets rather than plain old machine screws and nuts for the pivot joints but I’ve never used rivets before. Does anyone have a recommendation for a good place to buy brass rivets? Ideally, I would like a rivet that has a diameter of 1/8” and a 1/2” length to fit the wood I’d be using. Any help you all can provide would be greatly appreciated.


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#1 posted 03-25-2019 12:05 AM

I would use THESE~ :<)))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#2 posted 03-25-2019 12:46 AM

I use solid brass flat head rivets with burrs which run $28.95 per pound, pretty much regardless of size. 1/8 diameter is a number 9 gauge. You’ll also need a rivet seating tool and ball peen hammer with these, so if you’re not going to be riveting very often, go with the push-together or screw together rivets instead.

I buy inch long rivets for everything and just cut them to length with a pair of nippers, but I’m not like the other children.

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#3 posted 03-25-2019 01:08 AM



You’ll also need a rivet seating tool and ball peen hammer with these, so if you’re not going to be riveting very often, go with the push-together or screw together rivets instead.
- Dave Polaschek

Great recommendation. I only plan to rivet once in a blue moon so I’ll start investigating push-together or screw together rivets. Do you have any suggestions? Is their hold reliable?

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#4 posted 03-25-2019 01:29 AM

The push together ones will hold well for this sort of thing. Don’t have a specific recommendation, but the double-cap ones don’t need a special setter, if I remember right. The screw rivets are really just screws and tubular nuts, so all you need is a screwdriver. They shouldn’t loosen up on you, but I don’t much like the look of them myself.

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#5 posted 03-25-2019 02:06 AM

Screw rivets are what was used in the video recently posted by King’s Fine Woodworking on how to make a golden ratio gauge:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2rgG8DtlXo

There is link on the video that will take you to the rivets.

Here is a link to similar sets in a variety of finishes:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00O8RZ06U/?coliid=I3PYZGKVT37916&colid=1YP5FSWA2PSWH&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

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