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Blind hole rivet, how this works?

Orchidians,

The SNAG meeting in May 2013 in Toronto has a presentation on Blind
Hole Riveting to be presented by Shao-pin Chu of Shao Designs.

Additional stated “a blind hole rivet allows us to join
metal pieces together without a through hole.”

Can someone explain how this works? The concept is new to me.

Thanks,
MA

It’s just like a wedged blind mortise in joinery. The rivet is a
sort of loose tenon.

I don’t suppose that helps anyone not familiar with high end
woodworking.

Here’s a drawing of a wedged blind mortise.

As you can see, driving home the joint forces the wedge into the
tenon spreading it into the undercuts.

When riveting you’d use only a single wedge to spread the rivet, and
you’d make a mortice in each part to be joined. The rivet is loose
and wedged into both mortises.

Hi

blind riveting is no big deal. Often used in industry. Good idea for
jewellery.

Check out http://www.ganoksin.com/gnkurl/ep801c

Richard