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Re: Wanted: Brass Rivets
« Reply #15 on: 2013-10-23, 15:29:12 »
I'd highly suggest steel washers, and not leather washers.

I can do articulation rivets with a regular claw hammer in a pinch. The solid ones don't go as well, but some people can do it. I'm not great with rivets, but, I'm passable. A ball peen hammer runs about $5 or so for a cheap one in the states, probably can find one for around 10 euros or less over there. You can find nice gel handles and such for $35 (50 euros) and up, but if it isn't a constant use thing, cheap one works fine.

Hehe - thanks for the info (and conversion to euro's. A hammer from my local DIY store is in the 10 range, or $15/15euro from what I can tell)

Anyhow - sorry, wasn't clear. It's not a leather washer, it's
Steel (armour plate)
Leather strap (holding the plate to another plate)
Leather strap (buckle to attach to shoulder pads)
Washer (currently looks like it's made out of a coke tin! Will replace it with steel)

Thanks again,
will report on progress once I've mauled a few more rivets :p
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Re: Wanted: Brass Rivets
« Reply #16 on: 2013-10-23, 17:27:34 »
You can find nice gel handles and such for $35 (50 euros) and up, but if it isn't a constant use thing, cheap one works fine.

I think your euro conversions are a little backwards Sir James :)  I wish $35 USD = 50 Euros, that plaque belt from Lorifactor would have been considerably cheaper.  But the UK uses pounds sterling anyway ;-)
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Re: Wanted: Brass Rivets
« Reply #17 on: 2013-10-24, 13:52:02 »
You can find nice gel handles and such for $35 (50 euros) and up, but if it isn't a constant use thing, cheap one works fine.

I think your euro conversions are a little backwards Sir James :)  I wish $35 USD = 50 Euros, that plaque belt from Lorifactor would have been considerably cheaper.  But the UK uses pounds sterling anyway ;-)

According to google, right now $35 = 25.35 Euros.
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Re: Wanted: Brass Rivets
« Reply #18 on: 2013-10-24, 14:22:09 »
You can find nice gel handles and such for $35 (50 euros) and up, but if it isn't a constant use thing, cheap one works fine.

I think your euro conversions are a little backwards Sir James :)  I wish $35 USD = 50 Euros, that plaque belt from Lorifactor would have been considerably cheaper.  But the UK uses pounds sterling anyway ;-)

According to google, right now $35 = 25.35 Euros.

My point exactly :)
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Re: Wanted: Brass Rivets
« Reply #19 on: 2013-10-24, 17:25:43 »
You can find nice gel handles and such for $35 (50 euros) and up, but if it isn't a constant use thing, cheap one works fine.

I think your euro conversions are a little backwards Sir James :)  I wish $35 USD = 50 Euros, that plaque belt from Lorifactor would have been considerably cheaper.  But the UK uses pounds sterling anyway ;-)

According to google, right now $35 = 25.35 Euros.

My point exactly :)

Good grief, you're right. I haven't been to England in 15 years. Sorry about that. :-[
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Re: Wanted: Brass Rivets
« Reply #20 on: 2013-10-24, 18:54:45 »
Your close association with Sir Nathan and his Ranch Dressing Cartel of Berkley Springs is telling! ;)
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