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How to install metal rivets on your bags … the easy & inexpensive way!

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How to install metal rivets on your bags … the easy & inexpensive way!

Tools: Some bag makers invest in a LEATHER PUNCH or HAND PRESS or a MINI PUNCH SET.  I use a SEWING AWL. What you need will depend on your frequency of use, the number of layers and weight of your layers, the location of your rivet, and if you plan using the tool for other things, like inserting grommets, snaps, etc. Let’s keep it simple, and inexpensive, for now though!   A small HAMMER or RUBBER MALLET.  The hammer is used to lock the rivet post and the cap together.  Some don’t recommend a metal hammer, instead they recommend a rubber...

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