Excellent info, thanks
I'm planning on making one of these jigs this weekend. I was wondering if anyone has made one using the changes to the dimples sizes that plinker762 suggested. If so, how
were the results?
It depends on what rivets you are using. The 9/32 works best with US made rivets (5/32) like Mcmaster -Carr. The 5/16 works best with the metric rivets like the ones from the 1-PAT group buys. Either will do the job though.
I'll be using 5/32 rivets, so the 9/32 ball mill it is.
Do you think this fixture could work with out being welded? maybe some good 1/4'' bolts?
Bolts should work fine, there's little lateral stress on the jig.
This would be much more meaningful with pics...