Re: Rivet size
Dennis Storzek <dstorzek@...>
--- In STMFC@..., Ted Culotta <tculotta@s...> wrote:
The american outfit with the .016" head rivets can be found at:
Click on rivets. I purchased some from them some time ago; took about a week. They take plastic.
I am grateful to Manfred Lorenze (who may not be on this list) for the source of the smaller rivets, but I've not actually tried to purchase from them. Go to:
The smallest size is listed by the illustration close to the top of the page. Keep in mind that 0.1mm = appx. .004" 40 pcs. for 6.50 Euros is about $7.65, or about twenty cents EACH. Ouch! Plus shipping, although they ought to be able to get enough rivets to model the Titanic in a first class mail envelope. The last time I looked, they didn't say anything about either international orders or plastic, but maybe that is changed. You could e-mail them (they have a "contact us" icon on the site), and hope someone there reads English. Good luck.
The bigger bummer is the .008" shank really does require a #90 drill (.0087, a rattle fit :-) or perhaps #91, .0083" diameter. These are specialty items, available from an industrial supply only, at a couple of bucks each, I'm sure.
Let me know how you make out.