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Posted: 12/19/2005 11:03:30 AM EDT
you will need

2 feet of 2X1 channel iron (usally about $2 a foot)
4 inchs 3/8x1 1/4 bar stock (under $1)
19/64 118deg bit
4 inch sidegrinder

start by setting a tg in your channel 4-5 from end and marking it with a pen (i sandblasted so you could see)



next center puch your marks



now drill with 19/64 bit just till the hole stops getting bigger



take your 4 inch piece of 1 1/4x3/8 bar and grind down both sides (to remove rounded edges)
to 1.16 and bevel the top edge in to clear your lower rails



AND YOUR DONE
a rivet jig for under 5 bucks

heres pics of it being used and the results



Link Posted: 12/19/2005 11:37:52 AM EDT
Where can you find the channel iron?
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 11:38:01 AM EDT
thanks.

hope this gets put in the BIY sticky thread, if not, it's saved to my HD.

Caspian
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 11:40:59 AM EDT
if you have any metal yards in your area, you'll probably be able to find it in the "scrap" section. The price of scrap here is $0.39/lb. It gets expensive quick depending how much you need. However the scrap sections are generally pretty small.

if it wouldn't cost an arm and a leg to ship, i'd try to get ya some from my local yard. However, by the time you figure in shipping on even a 5 inch piece it will get cost prohibitive.


Originally Posted By tapeo1:
Where can you find the channel iron?

Link Posted: 12/19/2005 11:52:28 AM EDT
yea you can get it about anywhere i got some from a scrap dumpster

Link Posted: 12/19/2005 5:11:58 PM EDT
If you are making your own jig it will help a lot
if you transfer the hole pattern from the receiver rather than
from the trigger guard itself.
I recently made a jig for my polish kit using the triggerguard
but when I went to assemble , the rivets didn't fit in the jig
because the TG was sprung smaller than it needed to be to
fit the receiver.
I was able to use the jig singly but it would have been nice
to do them all at once.
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 5:21:47 PM EDT
well if you have a 1 piece jig a flat would work better but with 2
you need to use the trigger guard to tell you how far apart the 2 pieces need to be
the guard needs to be in good shape tho
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 6:25:52 PM EDT
Now thats American ingenuity at its finest. Nice job socandyman.
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 6:46:04 PM EDT
Thanks for the tip, I will be on my way to the scrapyard in the morning....gotta finish tooling up for the pistol build
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 7:12:42 PM EDT
how did you rivet the last rivet that is next to the pistol grip
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 7:23:41 PM EDT
just turn your rec sideways and use any 1 of the 4 divets
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 7:25:50 PM EDT
dam your smart
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 7:31:53 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/20/2005 7:32:39 AM EDT by Fishpaw]
For even less, you could make the dimples in some flat steel bar, place them on top of your vise , opened enough to fit the trigger guard, and hammer the rivets flat inside the receiver with a hammer and a bucking bar.
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 7:57:59 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Fishpaw:
For even less, you could make the dimples in some flat steel bar, place them on top of your vise , opened enough to fit the trigger guard, and hammer the rivets flat inside the receiver with a hammer and a bucking bar.



Yep . . . I did 4 receivers with this exact solution.

Disconnector
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 10:27:22 AM EDT
Still the homebuild king... very cool.
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 1:21:01 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Fishpaw:
For even less, you could make the dimples in some flat steel bar, place them on top of your vise , opened enough to fit the trigger guard, and hammer the rivets flat inside the receiver with a hammer and a bucking bar.



Or dimple the tops of the jaws of your vise.
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 2:04:41 PM EDT
I love the elegant simplicity of socandyman's jig, but I used Fishpaw's method exactly. I have a Plinker jig on the way that I will use for my next two builds.

rob
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 3:35:10 AM EDT
This REALLY needs to be a sticky. C'mon mods, please post it permanantly
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 4:09:05 AM EDT
socandyman you are a genius!
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 2:02:57 PM EDT
nice,..very nice,..

think you could wield the two haves together at the ends for more strength?
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 3:23:00 PM EDT
shure you could altho all the pressure is going strait down so it isnt really needed
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 3:26:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By socandyman:
shure you could altho all the pressure is going strait down so it isnt really needed




you dont know my luck do you?........anyways,...send me a email if you can on how mych it would cost for you to put one together for me.


have a merry x-mas
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 8:36:51 PM EDT
you rock dude
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 8:00:48 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/27/2005 8:05:35 AM EDT by me223]
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