Rivet sets & snaps

No go with any tool suppliers so got this chisel set off ebay…
knoba - Rivet snaps & sets

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Annealed.
knoba - Rivet snaps & sets

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Figuring out what I want and what can get away with. A set of Starrett radius gauges helped me figure out the radii for the tool grinding.
knoba - Rivet snaps & sets

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Machined, stamped, hardened & tempered (to suit: 3/32″, 1/8″ & 5/32″ diameter shank rivets)
knoba - Rivet snaps & sets

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Tried the “heat and hammer a ball bearing in” method, it just made a mess.
knoba - Rivet snaps & sets

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Anvil end. 2 snaps (one used as a hold-up) & a set for each size.
knoba - Rivet snaps & sets

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Jay Cee – Solid Round Head Rivet Specifications

Rivetking.com – Solid Rivet Design Considerations.pdf

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Doming block

Metal doming block from log
Metal doming block from log

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Roughing out a differential cover (Ford type 51a axle in 430 Stainless steel).
Metal doming block from log

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Thor – Thorex Super Plastic Mallet (Pear Shape)

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Leather beating bags

Leather beating bags for stretching metal
Leather beating bags

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Pfaff – select 3.0 sewing machine

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Center finder for drill indexer

Center finder for drill dividing plate
Center finder for drill indexer

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knoba – Dividing plate for pillar drill

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Mini V Blocks

Mini V Blocks
Mini V Blocks

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knoba – VBlock-AnglePipe we… 2008.dxf

knoba – Large V blocks

Hammerite – Direct to Rust Metal Paint

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Metal casting furnace

Metal casting furnace suitable for aluminium, zinc & copper alloys
Metal casting furnace

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Stainless steel furnace ties from TIG wire filler
Metal casting furnace

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Metal casting furnace

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Using a jig to produce identical polystyrene blanks to mould the inner refractory lining
Metal casting furnace

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Metal casting furnace

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Metal casting furnace

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Metal casting furnace

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Metal casting furnace

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Metal casting furnace

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Reducing (carburizing), neutralising, oxidizing adjustment aperture and drain port.
Metal casting furnace

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‘Pattern’ for my electronics stand
Metal casting furnace

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Metal casting furnace

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Machined back brass ingot showing very few inclusions
Metal casting furnace

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Machined aluminium billet showing very few inclusions
Metal casting furnace

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Metal casting furnace

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Crucible Lifting irons & a pair of trivets.
Metal casting furnace

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Trivets.
Metal casting furnace

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15″ & 10″ cope & drag flasks.
Metal casting furnace

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Pigging tin (cup cake baking tray, aka ‘ingot molds’).
Metal casting furnace

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Excess melt used to make ingots. Ingots save crucible space & cut down dross on the next melt.
knoba - Metal casting furnace

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The skimmed dross (impurities) from melted aluminium items.
knoba - Metal casting furnace

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Flux / degaussing diffuser.
Metal casting furnace

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Welded mild steel crucible for aluminium alloys.
Metal casting furnace

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Extended trivet.
Metal casting furnace

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Drossing spoon.
Metal casting furnace

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Welded stainless steel crucible for copper alloys & crucible pouring shank.
Metal casting furnace

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Melted brass, when skimming off the dross a beautiful, bright yellow & green luminosity is seen…
Metal casting furnace

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Used for making round stock
Metal casting furnace

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Halfords – V High Temperature Engine Enamel Paint Matt Black

Everbuild – Kos Fire Cement Buff

Hydroponics-simplified.com – Perlite

Myfordboy’s furnace

Bullfinch – Standard burner no.1250

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Doming plate

Doming plate for producing identical convex ends for tubing (block made with angle grinder)
Doming block

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Doming block

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Example application
Doming block

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Doming block

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Thor – Super Plastic Hammer

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