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    I like both the Plinker jig and the bolt cutter rivet tool. (bcrt)
    BOTH will do a very nice job.

    However I prefer using the bcrt.
    It is easier as it requires no setup.
    In the time it takes to get 1 rivet done (mounting, setup of the receiver, setup in the press to dimple, un setup to do the rivets, then do it all again for the other side...
    I will have all of them done and be halfway done pressing my barrel in.

    Don't get me wrong, I really like the plinker jig and used one on my first two builds.
    Then I used a BCRT and have not looked back since.


    Flopshot,
    I really like your ball bearing stabilizers on your press ram's shelf.
    I've gotta make that mod on mine!!!


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    That's what I was thinkin', they both do the same thing. It just kinda confused me when he mentioned he was getting a bolt cutter tool also. I can see how the bolt cutter one would be faster. I'm going to get one of those, but try and fabricate my own TG rivet jig and a long rivet jig.

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    I am in the process of making a jig for the rear rivets but till now, I just use a dimpled punch and a hammer.
    It gives me good control and I can form a nicely rounded rivet (practice makes perfect).

    Here is a schematic for a TG jig.



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    Getting set up with the tools, newest one is this computer.Now, gotta learn how to get pictures from the camera into and out of the computer.

    Picked up a Greenerd 25 ton arbor press, made in 1930, serial # 10 !!, Timken bearings, smooth control , with feel Will post a picture when Ifigure out how.

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    are you just using a 9/32 drill to make your rivet dimples, or a ball end carbide burr? I've got a carbide burr in my Mcmaster basket but haven't ordered it yet.

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    Kinda related thread
    Who has a shop?
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    9/32 Ball end mill.


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    Hey Del, Was wondering where you are getting your scrap metal? The person I got it from before has gone insane on his pricing. Basicly, he doesn't want to be bothered.

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    Hey Rev, Yep that's the impression that I got when I tried to buy a couple pieces from him.
    I get it from the scrap yard up in Newport. Off Rt. 141 at the west end of Old Airport road.
    You can see it from I 95 but just can't get there from it.
    Called Steel Liquidators, I think.
    They are very reasonable and have lot's of loose scrap but will cut what you need from their bulk stock, if you want.


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    Thanks, I'll have to check that place out next time I'm up that way.My female jig section took a dive (wasn't too bad.... for a piece of old bed frame), gonna try to fab one of your tube styles.

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