ANST - Pre-War Preps
Dennis and/or Dory Grace
amazing at mail.utexas.edu
Sat Mar 7 11:38:55 PST 1998
In response to my suggestion:
>>> Speed rivets. Give your harness the once over. Replace any
>>> questionable-looking rivets.
Don Christian Dore' asks:
>>What is a speed rivet?
And Mayne de la Croix responds:
>A Speed rivet is basically a screw together rivet. I know you can get
>them at Tandy Leather Stores. They are available at other locations I am
>sure, but I can't think of where right now. Most fighters I know have an
>armor repair kit they take with them just about everywhere, even when not
>fighting you can make lots of friends by fixing THEIR armor.
Um, well, not exactly what I had in mind. In my experience, the two-piece
screw-together rivets are usually called post-and-screw rivets or Chicago
screws. If you use Chicago screws, I suggest you take along a bottle of
Loc-Tite to keep them from working themselves loose. Also, most hardware
stores carry these critters.
When I said "speed rivets," I meant the hollow, two piece rivets that you
hammer together (also available--in a range of sizes--from Tandy Leather
stores and most tack and saddle stores). They're useful for holding
leather to leather or leather to metal. For these, you need a hammer and
an anvil of sorts (for mobile repairs, I usually take along a ball-pean
hammer and a John Henry--I use the head of the John Henry as my anvil for
replacing speed rivets).
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Sir Lyonel Oliver Grace
University of Texas at Austin
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