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    Default Killer riveting plates!

    Just whipped up some plates trying to dial in my rivets. I was always a little ticked when I made a dent in the receiver or the rivet was a little funky so I started thinking (and applying engineering fluid.) So, I wanted a way to support the rivet head while clamping the receiver good enough to keep it tight while at the same time allowing for the other rivets, set or not, to remain in place and have the tool universal so it would fit the minor differences in location. I crapped these out (Iím sure Iím not the first one, I might have even seen someone elseís and forgot!) and they worked like a champ. Easy to handle while racking it up in the vise, fit great on a few different patterns and churned out perfect rivet heads with no wild deformation of the receiver. All in all, Iím pretty happy. Just a few smashes with the 24" bolt cutter/riveting tool and it's all gravy.
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    Good thinking! I'm going to have to copy that one, thanks!
    I have a daughter. I tell her, "911 is what you dial after you're raped. 1911 is what you should have before they try."

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjohnson View Post
    Good thinking! I'm going to have to copy that one, thanks!
    Whoa whoa whoa.... there's royalties, copyrights, registration, patents and blah blah. You can't just go drilling holes in a steel plate willy nilly. I guess my laywers will be contacting you. Some guys.... what's next, yer gonna start putting mustard on a sandwich just like I do? Have a beer with dinner?? Or is this the official start of socialism?
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    Great work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashhoe View Post
    Whoa whoa whoa.... there's royalties, copyrights, registration, patents and blah blah. You can't just go drilling holes in a steel plate willy nilly. I guess my laywers will be contacting you. Some guys.... what's next, yer gonna start putting mustard on a sandwich just like I do? Have a beer with dinner?? Or is this the official start of socialism?
    Nah, I'll just put beer on my sandwiches and have mustard with dinner.

    But, I'm "letting" you share the idea (wealth) with me. Obama says it's the patriotic thing for you to do!
    I have a daughter. I tell her, "911 is what you dial after you're raped. 1911 is what you should have before they try."

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjohnson View Post
    Nah, I'll just put beer on my sandwiches and have mustard with dinner.

    But, I'm "letting" you share the idea (wealth) with me. Obama says it's the patriotic thing for you to do!
    I'm not so sure I want to share, hold on...someones knocking at the door, brb.


    Ummm, I have decided to donate my ideas to the greater good of society. Can you guys stop breaking my arm now?
    They told me I could have a small share of the wealth which was derived from my ingenuity and the rest would support government and those people, god bless 'em, who just don't feel like working.
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    Those are awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cisco_sapphire View Post
    Those are awesome!
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    I just squeezed out another set of rivets with 'em and I wish I woulda done it a while ago. They work perfect. I throw the set for the middle rivet on and clamp it in the vise and squeeze. Put on the barrel end set, clamp and squeeze. Flip and put on the mag side, clamp and squeeze. It takes longer to type it then to do it and the receiver is just like when i started, no goofy marks or dings. If you're using bolt cutter rivet tools, this is the way to go.
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    I had a few people ask a few questions so I took a couple more blurry photos to show how they work. I didn't have a receiver drilled and was low on time so I sort of mocked it up, I'm sure the point is made though. I think my bolt cutter rivet tool is pretty standard, just one side ground flat and the other side is chopped up to kind-of fit the recesses in the trunion where the rivets live. I've taken a lot of help from this site and I'm more than willing to do my part too, any questions can me PM'ed or posted and I'll help all I can.
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