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109138 Scott Quesnelle <scottq@c...> 2002‑08‑27 Re: Rivets in perfect handle screwdrivers
> Anyone any idea where and/or what I could use, round shaft,
> anywhere from 3/4 to 1 inch long, about  3/16 in diameter, soft enf
> to form top without  beating to death.

Since you are in the U.S. I would suggest you try RJ Leahy at


in Canada I would go with Spaenaur

For $3.70 you can get a 1 lb box of 3/16" diameter rivets. I would suggest
you get ones longer than you think you really need, then trim them so that
the amount sticking out past the hole is the diameter of the rivet. 

To keep the original round head nice, grab a piece of scrap wood, or steel
and drill a half round in it with a drill bit about 1.5 times larger than
the head, this will help it from moving around on you and keep the head
nice looking, as for making the peened end nice, lots of little nice taps
with a ballpeen (or engineer's hammer). For final touch ups, you can make
another depression in the end of a steel bar, and use this as the final
setter on the rivet.

Hope that helps,

Scott Quesnelle
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