faux rivet heads

tdtastic

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Alabama
Looking for clever idea to create tons of faux rivet heads that can be attached to luan. I like the large upholstery tack idea, but want something that can mount onto the surface, not puncture. Also don't want to have to cast anything. I want to be able to walk into a store and buy a crap ton of something that would work. Need to be a about 1" in diameter.

Let the brilliant ideas pour in......
 

RonHebbard

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Jun 12, 2004
Location
Waterdown, ON, CA
Looking for clever idea to create tons of faux rivet heads that can be attached to luan. I like the large upholstery tack idea, but want something that can mount onto the surface, not puncture. Also don't want to have to cast anything. I want to be able to walk into a store and buy a crap ton of something that would work. Need to be a about 1" in diameter.

Let the brilliant ideas pour in......
Soda bottle caps from a garbage / recycling bin plus a gentle wash / dry then attached with carpenter's glue, if they can sit horizontal until dry, or one of the quicker setting sealants if they need to be applied to a vertical surface. Put your thinking cap on and cast an eye at things being tossed out around you. Lids off of toothpaste tubes come to mind depending upon what size / shape you're seeking. You could purchase Marrette wire nuts by the 100 or or 1,000 pack, paint to suit and glue in place.
Toodleoo!
Ron Hebbard.
 

BillConnerFASTC

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Jan 30, 2010
Location
Clayton NY 13624
1" styrofoam balls cut in half - under $3 for 16 or around 10 cents per rivet head

I was trying to figure out how large of a ball that would allow cutting 6 - 1" heads off it with the right sliding jig - but I was sure I was told that there would be no math at Control Booth. But I think 6 heads from a 2" ball - which I quickly find for $3/12 or 25 cents each or about 4 cents per rivet head. A band saw would make this easy. I imagine sliding tray that maybe held 6 balls - but you have to rotate after every or every other pass.
 

Amiers

Renting to Corporate One Fixture at a Time.
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May 28, 2009
Location
Phoenix, Az
hell of a lot cheaper than to foam. Nice find.