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faux rivet heads

Discussion in 'Scenery, Props, and Rigging' started by tdtastic, Jun 12, 2017.

  1. tdtastic

    tdtastic Member

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    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......
     
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    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

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    The hours I've spent at a bandsaw cutting ethafoam rod into coins...
     
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    sk8rsdad Well-Known Member Premium Member Fight Leukemia

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    peel and stick polyurethane bumpers.
     
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    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.
     
  5. BillConnerFASTC

    BillConnerFASTC Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    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.
     
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    Googly eyes. Hot glue them on and paint over them.
     
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    Amiers Lighting Phoenix 1 Lamp at a Time

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    How close is the audiance? A talented painter can to wonders with a 1" stencil and a black rattle can.
     
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    at 8 cents each I'd say good call.
     
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    Bottle caps from amazon.
     
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    hell of a lot cheaper than to foam. Nice find.
     

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