Naturally, you may weld your projects BUT on some projects you may choose to use solid flat head steel rivets, nuts & bolts, or pop rivets. The rivets we sell have been processed and are mild which allows them, with the aid of our Practical or Master Rolling, Bending, and Riveting tools, to be meshed right into the metal you are joining together. Nuts and bolts or the pop rivets offer a great way to attach some metal stampings to your designs. Riveting provides a quick, safe, easy way of joining metal strip together and gives the finished job an authentic and traditional metalwork appearance.  Our rivets are an annealed/mild flat head steel rivet which makes them easy to work with.

To determine the length of rivet needed for your item - allow approx. 1/16"-1/8" inch beyond the thickness of the pieces you are putting together. (please note - when using a rivet in a scrolled area, the required length of rivet may vary over 2 straight pieces of the same thickness).

For example:
  • 2 pieces of 3/32" thickness = 1/4" long rivet
  • 4 pieces of 3/32" thickness = 3/8" long rivet
  • 2 pieces of 1/8" thickness = 5/16" long rivet
  • 3 pieces of 1/8" thickness =   1/2" long rivet
  • 2 pieces of 3/16" thickness = 1/2" long rivet
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