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Subject: Re: Brass Plaque
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- Subject: Subject: Re: Brass Plaque
- From: Irina Gorshteyn <gorshtey@LAW.HARVARD.EDU>
- Date: Thu, 17 Dec 1998 08:40:24 -0500
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There is a good old way to rivet brass plates to wood. Start drilling
the hole in your brass plaque with a thicker bit. It will give you some
room for the "cap" of your rod to go in. Then switch to the bit of the
same thickness as your rivet. Do the same on the inside of the board.
Cut your rivet slightly above the surface of the board. Place your board
on a piece of granite stone and with the ball hammer work it in. You can
make your rivets disappear or you can still have them visible as a
decorative element. It is not difficult at all and since brass is quite
soft, you can use just a regular hand drill and drill bits.
Hope, it will help.